This past week, the Kannapolis City Council officially approved spending $2.4 million on architectural designs for a massive new downtown sports and entertainment venue.
City officials are now hoping the new Intimidators ballpark and streetscape will significantly increase foot traffic and bring new folks into the city.
The city’s new $250 Million Master Plan and baseball stadium is now slated to be built at corner of West 1st and Oak Avenue, in addition to new lodging, apartments, offices, retail, and a new performing arts center on the south end.
Since last year, the city has been trying to determine how to make the best use of the 50 acres of downtown land and buildings it purchased, and now with it’s new master plan, it’s hoping to move forward in confidence.
The new master plan also calls for:
– A new performing arts center, with expansion room for new restaurants, retail and residential.
– A multistory office complex.
– A $15 million, 200-unit housing project.
– A new boutique hotel