CenterPoint Partners files rezoning request on Kannapolis mixed-use project.

Published Jan. 1, 2023 | Source: Charlotte Business Journal

Rezoning request filed for large mixed-use project on 53-acre site in Kannapolis

An entity is seeking to rezone land in Kannapolis to pave the way for what appears would be a significant project.

On Jan. 18, the Kannapolis Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a rezoning request from CP Kannapolis Investments LLC. The request seeks to rezone about 53 acres off Dale Earnhardt Boulevard for a project including a range of residential and commercial uses. Commission documents show the project is named Earnhardt Town Center.

CP Kannapolis Investments LLC is affiliated with CenterPoint Group and Daryl Hayes, documents show. An attempt to reach Hayes for more information on the project was unsuccessful before deadline. However, site plans in commission records paint a picture of what Earnhardt Town Center could include.

Plans show the proposed project calls for townhomes, senior housing and apartments as residential components. The proposed retail elements include a grocery store/village market, “recreational retail” and traditional retail. Medical office could also be included at Earnhardt Town Center, according to the plans.

Project leaders held a neighborhood meeting for the development on Jan. 6, commission documents show. Notes from that meeting state that townhomes would make up the first phase, with senior housing being targeted as the second phase. Project leaders expect full buildout to take several years.

Documents show 151 for-sale townhomes are being proposed at a price point in the $300,000 to $325,000 range. Project leaders said at the neighborhood meeting there are 264 senior housing units being planned and between 200 and 300 multifamily apartments for the project. A preliminary site plan shows the retail elements could total over 100,000 square feet. Project leaders are also targeting a medical office building of 24,000 square feet, according to the meeting notes.

The commission will make a recommendation on the request, and the final decision on the rezoning would be made by city council. The city’s planning staff has recommended approval of the rezoning request for the project with conditions, according to a staff report available in commission records.

CP Kannapolis Investments LLC is seeking to rezone about 53 acres off Dale Earnhardt Boulevard to pave the way for a mixed-use project there.