Mike Legg

Kannapolis, Murdock finalize $7.5 mil. deal on downtown purchase

June 27, 2015

By Michael Knox | mknox@independenttribune.com KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — After three months of negotiations, the Kannapolis City Council has agreed to pay $7.5 million for billionaire David H. Murdock’s downtown properties. “It has been a long process but well worth the wait,” said Darrell Hinnant, mayor of Kannapolis. “We all know how much time it takes […]

Kannapolis City Council agrees to purchase downtown

March 17, 2015

By Susan Shinn for the Salisbury Post Read the Original Article KANNAPOLIS — Excitement and anticipation filled the air Monday afternoon as Kannapolis City Council members signed a resolution to execute the purchase of Downtown Kannapolis. The resolution passed 7-0, as Mayor Darrell Hinnant asked council members to stand to indicate their agreement. A standing-room […]

Kannapolis downtown dream: Residential, retail, restaurants

March 16, 2015

By: Michael Knox, Independent Tribune Read Original Article KANNAPOLIS, N.C.– City leaders aim to rebuild downtown into a center of activity, with a mix of residential apartments, offices, retail stores and restaurants. To help in that effort, the city will partner with the non-profit Development Finance Initiative at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government. The […]

Kannapolis leaders set federal legislative priorities

February 28, 2015

By Michael Knox | mknox@independenttribune.com KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — City officials, hoping to sustain growth, are pushing federal legislators to continue supporting economic development. On the city’s 2015 Federal Legislative Priorities list, presented at last week’s city council meeting by City Manager Mike Legg, economic development was near the top of the list. “We will talk, […]

Research Campus attracts international business, political leaders

April 04, 2014

By: Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Kannapolis became an international destination Thursday as a delegation of political and business leaders from South and Central America and the Caribbean visited the North Carolina Research Campus as part of a fact-finding tour. Organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) and International […]

Kannapolis breaks ground for municipal center and police headquarters

November 02, 2013

Charlotte observer By Joe Marusak Slideshow MARTY PRICE – MARTY PRICE Kannapolis Mayor Robert Misenheimer speaks to the crowd during the City Council’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new 100,000-square-foot municipal center and police headquarters building on the North Carolina Research Campus. The Kannapolis City Council broke ground Oct. 29 on a 100,000-square-foot municipal center and […]

Carolinas HealthCare plans operation at NC Research Campus

July 06, 2012

By Jennifer Thomas, Charlotte Business JournalLink to original article Construction of a long-planned N.C. Research Campus facility to house some Carolinas HealthCare System operations is one step closer to starting. Architects for campus developer Castle & Cooke North Carolina have submitted plans to Cabarrus County and the city of Kannapolis for a medical office building […]