Concord's downtown district is historic and charming, yet at the same time is a vibrant business area of the city. The types of businesses in the downtown include professional and government offices, fine restaurants, and unique clothing stores. A wide-range of special retail stores can also be found.
Downtown Municipal Service District
North Carolina General Statutes allow cities to create Municipal Service Districts. City ordinance has created a Municipal Service District (MSD) in the downtown area. Property within this district is taxed at an additional tax rate on top of the ad valorem tax rate for the city in general ($0.48 per $100 of valuation). The additional MSD tax rate is $0.23 per $100 in property valuation. All the revenue collected from the MSD is allocated to the Concord Downtown Development Corporation. The corporation then uses this revenue to fund a variety of services that help redevelop and vitalize the downtown.
Map of the Downtown Municipal Service District
Concord Downtown Development Corporation
Please visit the Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) website for downtown business and event information. The website also posts a list of available properties that are for sale or lease.
Each year, the City of Concord designates funds to Concord Downtown Development Corporation for grants intended to help with the revitalization of downtown's rich history and beauty. These programs are administered by the Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) and can be reviewed by visiting their website at CDDC Grants.
Contact CDDC Director for more information:
704-782-4208 | Diane@ConcordDowntown.com
Downtown Master Plan
The City of Concord adopted its first Downtown Master Plan in 2002, with updates completed in 2008 and 2016. The plan focuses on four primary components: Visioning, Economic Analysis, Physical Improvements, and Parking Management.