Concord Downtown is the core of the community, located at the intersection of high performance living and historic charm. Concord Downtown features an urban lifestyle within the historic fabric of the center city. With its unique shops and restaurants and luxury residential units, it is a goldmine of walkability and connectivity within Cabarrus County.
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Downtown Municipal Service District
North Carolina General Statutes allow cities to create Municipal Service Districts. City ordinance specifies the creation of a Municipal Service District (MSD) in the downtown area. Property within this district is taxed at an additional tax rate on top of the ad valorem tax rate for the general city ($0.48 per $100 of valuation). The additional MSD tax rate is $0.23 per $100 in property valuation. All the revenue collected from the MSD is utilized by the City of Concord for infrastructure and other improvements inside the district.
The City of Concord is establishing a non-profit center at the former City Hall Annex located at 66 Union St. S. The City expects the space to be ready for occupancy by May 1, 2021 and now invites non-profits to submit lease applications. Eligible applicants are 501 (c) non-profits that benefit the general public and contribute to the City's cultural, social, and economic vitality.
The City invites interested non-profits to submit letters of interest and an application by February 1, 2021. If office spaces remain available after the initial application period, the City will consider applications on a first come first serve basis.
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The City’s Planning & Neighborhood Development Department staff will review applications and negotiate leases based on the priorities and limits described in the linked application above. Please email applications to:
Joseph Beasley, Economic Development Coordinator
Planning & Neighborhood Development