Project Timeline and FAQS

Project History

  • 2008
    • The 2008 Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation (MCPR) Master Plan calls for 4 Regional Recreation Centers – North, East, South and West Regions of the County.
    • The Northern Regional Recreation Center was included in the $250,000,000 2008 MCPR Bond Referendum.
    • The project was endorsed by the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners, the MCPR Park and Recreation Commission (PRC) and the Park and Recreation Directors and the PRC’s from the 3 Towns – Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville.
  • 2013
    • The 41-acre property was acquired in December 2013 for the project. The site is located in Cornelius off Old Statesville Road (Highway 115) just south of Bailey Road.
  • 2017
    • The project design has been awarded to the LS3P/Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (Denver, CO) Design Team in November 2017.
  • 2018
    • A series of Public Open Houses are scheduled for Spring/Summer 2018.
  • 2019
    • Ground Breaking for the project is slated for Summer 2019.

Project Timeline

Community Engagement Plan - Graphic Schedule

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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee will guide/inform the development of the Northern Regional Recreation Center by serving as a liaison and voice for the broader community. Members will participate in a series of working meetings over the two-year life of the project.

Steering Committee Objectives

  • Assist the Design Team establish a preferred development program for the center within a $40 million-dollar budget.
  • Respond to demographic and community findings.
  • Meet program requirements of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation.
  • Build off the work of stakeholders.
  • Give strategic direction.