Did you know?
Did you know a historic cannon will soon return to its prior display location on Union Street? City Council has authorized staff to restore a 1907 cannon used in World War I, and construct a structure with site improvements to allow the cannon's return to Union Street N. The cannon was originally donated by the French Government to the Cabarrus Black Boys D.A.R. Chapter, who in turn presented it to the community. It was displayed at a location near the current Veteran's Memorial on Union Street N until the 1970s, when it was moved to the National Guard Armory at Old Charlotte Road and Highway 49. When complete, the cannon and surrounding area will provide a picturesque addition to Union Street, while historically preserving the cannon for the community.

Concord in the Headlines
City parade honors Jay M. Robinson basketball for ‘class and composure’
Cabarrus County Schools photo gallery of Bulldog Day parade and ceremony

Final session of urban design workshops TONIGHT at 6:00 p.m.
Members of the public are invited to take part in the City of Concord's Downtown Master Plan update process. The Planning and Neighborhood Development Department has hosted a series of urban design workshops in City Hall (35 Cabarrus Avenue W) this week. During the workshops, planners and participants have developed and tested new ideas for the downtown area. Public input is essential and will inform and guide the development of the updated Downtown Master Plan. The series concludes with tonight's closing session at 6:00 p.m. For more details, visit

Good Friday holiday schedule, Bunny Run 5K and other events
As a reminder, in observance of Good Friday City offices will be closed Friday, March 25. For information on the Bunny Run 5K and festival on Saturday, March 26 continue reading the CityLink Newsletter or visit

New affordable housing, investment celebrated in Logan Community
This week, City of Concord officials and community members celebrated the opening of "Hilltop Plaza," a more than 2,000 square-foot duplex located at the corner of Shannon Drive SW and Hilltop Avenue SW in Concord's Logan Community. Hilltop Plaza is one of several projects constructed with funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which provides grant funds to the City of Concord under the HOME program for new construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing. The duplex contains two 1,034 square-foot units, each with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a covered porch, and rear patio. Visit to learn more.

Portraiture on exhibit at ClearWater through March 30, new exhibit coming in April
ClearWater Artist Studios hosted a successful Pound Cake Portrait Paint-Off event on Saturday, March 12, with over 120 guests watching master portraitists from the Charlotte area complete paintings of a live model in under two hours. The exhibit of portraits by the five featured painters will stay up in the ClearWater main gallery through March 30.

Coming in April is a new exhibit by guest artist Bryan Wilson (and friends), including a free opening reception with the artists on Friday, April 8, and Artist Talk on April 20 ($5 fee). ClearWater is ramping up its changing exhibitions and events, and several more guest artist shows are planned through 2016.

The ClearWater Gallery is available to visitors who drop in during staffed times, or by pre-arranged appointment. Staffed hours vary, but generally include Tuesday evenings until 7:00 p.m. The ClearWater Gallery is also available to rent for private events and parties at reasonable rates, as are the outdoor Green, and open-air, covered Market area. Call the Manager at 704-784-9535 to inquire or visit for more information.

Final week: make your voice heard through CabCo 2016 Community Survey
Cabarrus County Government is asking the community to participate in its 2016 Community Survey. Through March 28, the public can take the confidential online survey at The survey measures several factors of Cabarrus County Government, including satisfaction, perception, customer service, funding and department-specific questions. Your feedback is critical to evaluating programs, improving services and providing excellent customer experiences. For more information, visit “Hot Topics” at or email

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the
Spring 2016 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Make plans to attend the Bunny Run 5K and Festival
The Bunny Run 5K will begin and end on Means Avenue in Downtown Concord and will run on the McEachern Greenway and the Downtown Connector on Saturday, March 26 at 9:30 am. Race-day registration for the Bunny Run 5K is $20, opening at 8:00 am on Means Avenue. The Bunny Run Festival will be from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and will include inflatables, arts and crafts, face painting, and a DJ.

Youth Council seeking 2016-17 members
The Concord Youth Council is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year through May 1. All rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who attend a public, private or home school within Cabarrus County School district or live in Concord City limits are encouraged to apply. The Youth Council seeks students dedicated to bettering the community and serving as the official youth voice to the City government. The Youth Council has regular meetings and members participate in service projects throughout the year. To find out more and receive an application, visit or contact Taylor Morris at 704-920-5616 or

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
14 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
19 at 6:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission
21 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission

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