The start of something big(ger)—Drop-in meeting, May 30

​Public invited to info session on a new parking deck tied to courthouse expansion CouthouseDeckRendering2.jpg

 
 
 

Fast facts:

New parking deck near Courthouse

Drop-in meeting
May 30, 4-8 p.m., Government Center

Facebook Chat
May 30, 4-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
May 18, 2017 – ​Plans for a courthouse expansion are in the works for Cabarrus County and they begin with the construction of a new parking deck in downtown Concord. The County and the project architect, Morris Berg Architects, are looking to the community for design input as they develop final construction drawings.
 
Residents can view renderings, speak with experts and provide feedback on the parking deck at a drop-in meeting at the Cabarrus County Government Center (65 Church Street SE, Concord) between 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30. Those who can’t attend the session can participate in a live chat on the topic through the County’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CabarrusCounty, from 4-5 p.m. that same day.
 
The location of the five-story, 626-spot parking deck is on the northeastern corner of Corban Avenue SW at Spring Street SW, across from the Cabarrus County Courthouse. The deck is necessary to meet parking demand for courthouse activities. The County expects that, much like Concord’s municipal deck, the courthouse deck will also support growth in downtown Concord, and evening and weekend visitors to the area. 
 
“We were fortunate to secure space adjacent to an existing County surface lot and very close to the courthouse. The timing also works well with our plans for courthouse expansion,” said County Manager Mike Downs. “This deck will have an impact on the look, feel and function of downtown Concord. We’re at a point where we can refine the design to make it reflective of our community and we want residents to be a part of that process.”
 
Morris Berg Architects and project engineers Kimley-Horn received contracts for the design and construction administration of the parking deck. Though the County has not yet bid construction of the project, it is included in the proposed 2017-18 budget, with construction scheduled to begin in late 2017.
 
The courthouse expansion project is part of the County’s five-year Capital Improvement Plan. The County retained Mosley Architects to update a courthouse space needs study, and provide preliminary layouts and exterior options for the courthouse. In January 2017, Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners received preliminary design options, which are still under consideration.
 
For more information on the meeting, please email outreach@cabarruscounty.us or visit the Cabarrus County Facebook page.