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Town “Breaks Ground” on Improved Downtown Gathering Space

by | Mar 9, 2021

Mayor Rusty Knox making remarks. (L-R) Commissioners: Autumn Michael, Matthew Fort, (Mayor Knox), Jim Fuller, and Jane Campbell.


Tuesday afternoon the Town of Davidson officially broke ground for the Downtown Gathering Space Phase I. Funded by voter-supported 2017 General Obligation Bonds for Parks and a Main Street Grant from the State of North Carolina, construction on the first phase of the project began last week. The construction noise was actually stopped during the ceremony, and the mayor asked for patience for the time to make progress.

This project includes improvements to the downtown area behind Summit Coffee and The Pickled Peach.  The playground will be moved and improved, brick walkways will be expanded, and water hydrants will be installed for use by the Davidson Farmers Market. The electrical transformer enclosure will be enhanced with aesthetic improvements. Future phases may include a pergola and some other improvements.

The Mayor made remarks and 4 of 5 Town Commissioners were on site to take part in brief groundbreaking ceremony. Due to public health guidance, the town is observing all COVID-19 protocols including holding the brief event outdoors and limiting the number of individuals present to those participating in the ceremony. A livestream of the event is available on the town’s YouTube page or Facebook page for all members of the public and the press.

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