Center City Plan

   

The Center City Plan is a ten year plan that has been developed to establish a set of strategies for the future redevelopment and sustainability of the existing neighborhoods that surround the City’s downtown.  City Council adopted the plan in December 2003. Center City is defined as the area bounded by Interstate I-85, US Highway 3 (Branchview Drive), US Highway 601 (Warren C. Coleman Blvd.), and US Highway 29 (Concord Parkway). In order to evaluate these neighborhoods more closely, Center City was broken down into fourteen (14) neighborhoods.

The plan includes: Neighborhood Improvement Strategies, Neighborhood Logos, Future Land Use Map, Multi-Modal Connections Map, Corridor Improvement Strategies, Development Incentives.

Center City Neighborhood Map

Center City Boundary Map

 

Time line of the Center City Plan
Study began  February 2002
Adopted by City Council December 11, 2003

 

Center City Strategies

These strategies should be implemented jointly by public, private, non-profit and other neighborhood organizations.

  • Construct new sidewalks as shown on the Multi-Modal Connections Map each year, as feasible, through the City’s Pedestrian Improvement Program (PIP) 
  • Construct cul-de-sacs each year, as feasible, through the City’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP)
  • Coordinate with Cabarrus County Schools to retain and enhance neighborhood schools within Center City
  • Encourage new and strengthen existing neighborhood organizations
  • Construct additional greenway connections as shown on the Multi-Modal Connections Map to complete a greenway loop system throughout Center City
  • Construct infill housing compatible in design, setback and size to existing housing stock
  • Promote home ownership throughout Center City neighborhoods
  • Continue to enhance community policing program 
  • Establish a Certificate of Occupancy Program for rental properties that are in constant violation of the Minimum Housing Code 

 

Center City Neighborhoods

Gibson Village

 

  

 

Strategies

These strategies should be implemented jointly by public, private, non-profit and other neighborhood organizations

  • Construct Academy Creek Greenway Develop passive park at Former City Electric Warehouse
  • Create a local historic district
  • Build innovative infill housing of: Single-family housing with shared garages/drives, townhomes and live/work units along greenway
  • Implement streetscape improvements along Kerr Street
  • Retain and/or enhance neighborhood schools
  • Evaluate converting Academy Avenue & Elm Avenue to two-way streets to increase access to major public facilities
  • Extend Ann Street through intersection of Academy Avenue to tie in to realigned Crowell Drive
  • Construct new street through CTC property and Kaiser-Roth property to connect Buffalo Avenue and Elm Avenue
  • Construct extension of Glenn Street from Elm Avenue to Buffalo Avenue to give greater exposure and visibility to Academy Recreation Center
  • Construct cul-de-sac on Moore Place
  • Install sidewalks in accordance with Multi-Modal Connections Map
  • Implement a marketing program to promote neighborhood identity
  • Utilize brownfield grants for assessment and clean-up of targeted brownfield sites
  • Identify opportunities for adaptive reuse and restoration and utilization of historic preservation tax credits for existing mills
  • Promote benefits of New Markets Tax Credits
 
 
 

Gibson Village Master Plan Gibson Village Boundary Map
 

 

Logan Community

Strategies
Logan Community Master Plan
Logo, Tag Line, Banner

 

Streetscape Improvements

Booker Drive
Lincoln Street
Parkview Drive

Residents of Historic Concord

Strategies
View Map
Website
Logo

Silver Hill

Strategies
View Map
Logo
Entry Sign
Banner
Bumper Sticker

 

Wilmar Park/Locke Mill

Strategies
View Map
Logo

Sidestown/Shankletown

Strategies
View Map
McGill Avenue Park
Logo

Hartsell

Strategies
View Map
Brown-Norcott Mill
Logo

Cumberland/Sylvan

Strategies
View Map
Logo

Myers Park

Strategies
View Map
Logo

Hillcrest

Strategies
View Map
Logo

Brookwood

Strategies
View Map
Logo

Beverly Hills

Strategies
View Map
Logo

Northgate

Strategies
View Map
Logo

 

Incentives & Grants

Center City Development Grant Program

Center City Façade Loan Program

 

If you have any questions regarding the Center City Plan, please contact Kevin Ashley at 704-920-5149 or e-mail at ashleyk@concordnc.gov