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Concord Weekly Update - February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

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Did you know you can lend your voice to NCDOTs plans for future transportation improvements? Get started at

Cabarrus County Parking Deck opening celebration – February 27
You are invited to the opening celebration for the Cabarrus County Parking Deck. The five-story, 614-spot parking deck is on the corner of Corban Avenue SW at Spring Street SW, across from the Cabarrus County Courthouse in downtown Concord. The project will help address parking demands for courthouse activities. The celebration will take place at the deck entrance on Corban Avenue (across from St. James Lutheran Church). The deck will open for public parking on Friday, March 1. Find out more about the project at

ClearWater The Art of Injury Prevention and Athletic Training Exhibit – March 10
ClearWater Artist Studios, in partnership with the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association, will present The Art of Injury Prevention and Athletic Training, an Athletic Training and Sports Medicine photographic and illustrated art exhibition. The photographs were commissioned to draw attention to approaches for best practices in preventing sudden death and catastrophic injury in athletics in North Carolina. The idea is to utilize art for a series of educational posters to achieve this goal. The exhibit will be displayed in the Community Room/ Second Gallery at Clearwater Artist Studios with an opening reception Sunday, March 10th, 2019 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM. The reception is a free public event will feature the photographer and the ballerina as featured in the photos. For additional details, see; or call 704-784-9535.


Pipe replacement project closing section of Roberta Road next week

An NCDOT project to replace a failing pipe under Roberta Road in Cabarrus County will require the closure of a short section of the road near Farm Lake Drive for three days next week. Work is scheduled to start Monday morning, Feb. 25, with the road expected to be open by Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 27. Motorists will be able to use Roberta Road up until the closed section between Farm Lake Drive and Rubens Road, southwest of Concord, but will have to detour to get around the work zone. The signed detour route uses George Liles Parkway, U.S. 29, Cabarrus Avenue, U.S. 601 and Old Charlotte Road. Drivers are urged to slow down and pay extra attention when approaching the work site. They should anticipate needing extra time to travel through the area because of the detour. For real-time travel information, visit the all new

Neighborhood Program Workshop: Growing your membership – February 27

Neighborhood Leaders are invited to attend the Growing Your Membership educational workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday February 27, 2019 at Fire Station #9 (1020 Ivey Cline Road) located just off Poplar Tent Road and I85. Attendees will learn methods to identify new members, strategies for hosting inviting meetings, the importance of hosting fun social events to allow people to meet and network, and how to effectively utilize social media in these efforts. For more information or to RSVP, contact Cherie Jzar at (704) 920-5298 or send email to


Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2019 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Exercise & Movement
This specialized program is intended for middle and high school-age individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Featuring Yoga, Dumbbells, Tai Chi and a variety of other exercise and movement modalities will keep up feeling healthy and happy! Our next class will be Monday, 2/25 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. There is no fee for this class, but do give us a call to pre-register at 704-920-5604.

Move & Groove
For ages 2-5. Join us for singing, dancing and Imagination Playground creativity! We will meet Tuesday, 2/265 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no fee for this class. Pre-registration is required, please call 704-920-5604.

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

12 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
13 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
14 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
19 at 6:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission

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Peter Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager
City of Concord
704-920-5210 office