Kannapolis high on Kellswater project

Kannapolis leaders were on target when they anticipated almost 10 years ago that the city's western side would become a hot growth area.

The newest project to be launched is Kellswater, a 400-acre mixed-use development at Rogers Lake Road and Kannapolis Parkway.

Over the next five to 10 years, developers expect to complete single-family houses, apartments, condos and commercial buildings that could exceed $1 billion in value.

Their master plan envisions the project maxing out at 1 million square feet of office and commercial buildings, 600 single-family homes and 500 multifamily dwellings.

Doug Smith explains how Kells-water came together and what it could mean for Kannapolis in this week's Next Big Thing column. 4D