Cabarrus County

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Articles about Cabarrus County

  • Kannapolis Planning Director Zac Gordon stands in West Avenue, the main street in downtown Kannapolis. Photo: Mary Newsom

    Kannapolis, the town that towels built, faces its future

    Podcast: Kannapolis is unlike any other N.C. municipality. For decades it was owned by Cannon Mills. But as textiles faded, its fortunes sagged. Last year, the city bought downtown, to spur revival. Our first Talk of the Towns podcast features Planning Director Zac Gordon.
  • Downtown Kannapolis. West First St., Gem Theatre. Photo: Google Street View

    More N.C., S.C. cities eye downtowns for development potential

    The efforts vary from city to city. Kannapolis, for instance, bought 50 acres of downtown property. Initiatives to revitalize downtowns across the Carolinas range from renovating aging buildings to building museums to trying to lure private hotel developers. 
  • Cureton development in Waxhaw, mix of condos and single family homes in a planned community Photo: Nancy Pierce

    How prevalent is multifamily throughout the Charlotte region?

    The old planners’ joke is that Americans hate two things for their cities—urban sprawl and high density. PlanCharlotte examined where in this metro region multifamily is, and where it isn’t. Some communities, hoping to attract more Millennials, want more multifamily. Others’ long-range plans discourage multifamily development.
  • Concord store aims at Latino customers. Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Mapping ‘Latino’ in the Charlotte region

    The term “Latino,” like “Hispanic,” covers many different countries and cultures. The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute decided to map the home countries of the Charlotte region region’s foreign-born Latino immigrants.