In a surprise announcement, Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg brought news a week ago that billionaire David Murdock, owner of the North Carolina Research Campus, has offered to donate land to the city, outright, as a site for a new city hall and police headquarters.

“There are no conditions on this transfer,” Legg said.

After discussion, the Kannapolis City Council voted to accept the donation, on a 6-to-0 vote. Councilman Randy Cauthen was absent.
The unexpected news was announced at Monday’s regular council meeting.

The council voted last year to begin the process of constructing a city hall on the site of the former city post office, at 275 Vance Street off Dale Earnhardt Boulevard.

The Post has more details.

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