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Concord Weekly Update - September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know you can help save a life through the Battle of the Badges Red Cross blood drive on October 3? Find out more at twitter.com/ConcordNCPolice.

Concord in the Headlines
Concord is NC Wildlife Federation’s Municipal Conservationist of the Year

One day Spring Street lot closure, potential redevelopment ahead
On Tuesday, October 2, the City of Concord's public parking lot on Spring Street SW will have a phased closure while contractors conduct soil borings on the property as part of a potential redevelopment project.

Work will begin by 8:00 a.m. with a full closure of the lot earlier in the morning, and parking will reopen throughout the day as work progresses. Once complete, the parking lot will fully reopen by the end of the day.

The City thanks Carolina Courts for allowing the public to use its parking lot across the street as an alternative. Additionally, there is on-street parking and other nearby parking available. To find other alternative parking locations, visit concorddowntown.com.

This work is part of due-diligence conducted by Lansing Melbourne Group to potentially redevelop the parking lot along with the former Police headquarters on Market Street and the former Municipal Building property at 26 Union Street South. The City Council entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Lansing Melbourne in May 2018 and they are currently working through site and building design issues as part of their 180-day evaluation period.

For more information contact Planning and Neighborhood Development Director Steve Osborne at 704-920-5132.

FREE showing of the film, “Sustainable”
Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations."  This free screening is hosted by Cabarrus County Farm and Food Council, Rowan Cabarrus Community College Agripreneur Program, Cabarrus County Master Gardeners, and Concord Wildlife Alliance.  It is a family-friendly event to bring attention to local farming communities and practices.  Screening will take place Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:30pm at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord.  Tickets are free, but pre-registration is requested.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2018 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Last call for youth basketball registration this weekend
Youth basketball registration for the November 2018 through March 2019 season ends this weekend. In addition to online registration at concordparksandrec.org, a special walk-in registration event (cash or check only) is available Saturday, September 29 from 11-2 at Academy Sports + Outdoors (2211 Elder Lane at the Northlite Shopping Center). The registration fee is $35 for City of Concord residents and $55 for non-city residents. Leagues are available for boys and girls ages 3-15. For more information, please visit concordparksandrec.org.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

October
9 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
10 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
11 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
16 at 6:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates at concordnc.gov. Check out our page on Facebook and our other interactive features!

Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

 

Peter Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager
City of Concord
franzese@concordnc.gov
704-920-5210 office