Commissioners consider tax incentives for developers planning 63,000 square foot facility in South Rowan – Salisbury Post



SALISBURY – The Rowan County Council of Commissioners will review an incentive program for a company on Monday that provides for a sprawling industrial facility in central Rowan County.

NorthPoint Development, the company that built the Chewy Warehouse in northern Rowan County, plans to invest at least $ 20 million to build a 63,000 square foot building on 41 acres of land at 410 Webb Road. NorthPoint plans to lease the speculative building to companies for industrial or distribution purposes.

To aggressively pursue tenants, NorthPoint is seeking tax incentives from Rowan County to reduce rental rates in order to make the new building a more competitive option for potential businesses.

The incentives would work the same as current county policy, with the company receiving a subsidy based on a percentage of new taxes paid. However, NorthPoint proposes that the grant terms extend over longer periods and at different percentages than the current policy. There would also be minimum job creation and average wage requirements for the business to qualify for the subsidy.

In a memorandum to commissioners, Rowan Economic Development Council vice-chairman Scott Shelton said the county had “the opportunity to continue to partner with a company that has helped us become one of the greatest employers in our community ”.

If approved by commissioners, Shelton said news of the project “will resonate positively with other developers and companies considering Rowan County and increase our reputation as a business-friendly community.”

The commissioners will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Room on the second floor of the Rowan County Administration Building. The meeting will be webcast at The password is 092021. The meeting can be joined by telephone by dialing 602-753-0140, 720-928-9299, 213-338-8477.

Also on the agenda for the meeting:

• Commissioners will consider awarding a bid to KMD Construction to replace the ramp at the Liberty Street entrance to the Rowan County Courthouse. With a basic offer of $ 69,000 which includes a contingency of $ 5,000, KMD was the lowest of the three bidders for the project. The Department of Justice requires that the ramp be replaced in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

• A quasi-judicial hearing will be held for an application by Kevin Settineri for a special use permit for the 2,180 square foot expansion of an existing dog boarding house at 2230 Old Union Church Road.

• The commissioners will consider a request for $ 98,455 in current fiscal year funding for Rowan County Public Health to build county capacity in adolescent health and wellness. The request comes after the Cabarrus County Public Health Authority asked the Department of Health to partner with a grant received by Cabarrus Health Alliance to tackle adolescent health in the shared city of Kannapolis. Cabarrus Health Alliance is providing $ 98,455 to achieve specific grant deliverables to improve the lives of youth in Rowan and Cabarrus County.

• Commissioners will receive an update on the progress of Matrix Consulting’s assessment improvement tasks for County Planning, Building Inspections, Environmental Health and Fire Division. No formal action will be required.

• A public hearing will be held for an application by Ruth Fisher to rezone approximately 62 acres of land at Willow Creek Drive and Jacobs Lambe Lane. Fisher is requesting the rezoning of the land from 85-ED-2 to “agricultural rural”. The commissioners will then consider following up on the request.

• A public hearing will be held for a request by Carolyn Withers to dezone 3.54 acres of her 23 acre property located at 1055 Withers Road. Withers wants to rezone the property from “manufactured home park” to “commercial, commercial, industrial”. Commissioners will consider following up on the request.

• Commissioners will consider a request from the Department of Health to use $ 30,000 in US bailout funding to purchase a vehicle for use by its COVID-19 team. The vehicle would help the team organize vaccination clinics.

• The board will consider approving a $ 665,000 contract between the county and Piner Appraisal for a tax reassessment in 2023.

• The board will consider approving the implementation of an employee dress code at the Mid-Carolina Regional Airport.

Dress code requires clothing to be “clean, spotless and ironed as needed”. There should also be “no holes, tears or significant wear on any item”. Supervisors are required to wear long pants in solid black, blue, brown, khaki, green or gray. The airport logo must be visible on the outer clothing. Steel-toed safety boots are necessary when you are on the ramp, towing an airplane and / or refueling. The dress code for part-time employees is more lax, but still requires employees to wear steel-toed pants and shoes, among other requirements.

Likewise, the board will consider approving a new dress code for Rowan Transit employees. The code requires workers to wear a logo vest as the top layer and a name badge. Employees will be required to wear solid-colored shirts, socks and shoes, among other requirements.


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