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.
Visit our new Downtown Concord website for the latest on downtown development activity, businesses & hours, events, and additional resources.
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 manages a non-profit center at the former City Hall Annex located at 4 Barbrick Ave SW in Downtown Concord.
Nonprofit 501(c) organizations that benefit the general public and contribute to the City's cultural, social, and economic vitality are invited to submit a letter of interest and lease application. Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis.
The City’s Planning & Neighborhood Development Department staff will review applications and negotiate leases based on the priorities and limits described in the application.
Please email applications to:
Brad Lagano, Economic Development Manager
Planning & Neighborhood Development
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION