Community Development



  • Seeking volunteers and partners in creating a community space at the Corner of Concord Avenue/Patton and Secrest.  



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Homeownership is for everyone and provides a legacy for your family.  DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE IN MONROE.  CALL THE MONROE UNION COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (CDC) AT 704.283.8804.    Understand your credit the federally-authorized site for consumers to obtain free credit reports from each of the three main reporting agencies is:  The CDC offers the free and mandatory home buyers educational workshop and is a certified housing counseling agency.

Community Development Division serves the City through the Planning & Development Department by promoting neighborhood revitalization, economic vitality, safe and healthy housing, environmental sustainability, and the application of planning principals to building a resilient community.    The Community Development Division Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018 and Annual Strateigic Action Plan July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 is available  access here 

Please contact us for more information or to express interest in partnering with Community Development in enhancing Monroe as a city that embraces community and plans for the future.  

Community Development represents the City in the regional federal grant consortium as well as other committees and work councils.  Community Development is responsible for the Annual Strategic Action Plan, which includes communities and non-residential partners, to develop and implement strategies for public facility improvements, land development, single-family housing rehabilitation development, multi-family housing, beautification, revitalization, and economic development.  As Community Development develops and implements policy through the code of ordinances, strategic planning, and research and development of action plans, resident input will be welcomed. Continue to check this page to find out about opportunities for participation, The Division regularly facilitates and conducts workshops and other planning outreach activities to develop strategies and recommendations that create economic vitality, revitalization, and community placemaking.

Shepherd's Place and Scattered Site  Revitalization Project Volunteerism and Partnership Project  -  We need additional partners to work on trades at the scattered site children's home, adding new partners daily.  Please support our community partners and a special thanks to those who have served.

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Union County Monroe Habitat for Humanity  Contact HFH regarding the Urgent Repair Grants and to volunteer or build your own house at 704.289.6067 or 2520 West Roosevelt Blvd. in Monroe.  They are currently taking applications for urgent repair grants through the Council of Aging in Monroe contact them at 704-792-1797.

Monroe Union County CDBG Urban County Interlocal Activities   The Right of Way Acquisition Group is managing the acquisition phase.   The faster we can get this accomoplished the sooner we will be able to move forward with the new sidewalks from Logan to Old Charlotte Highway on Concord Avenue.

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Community Development Stakeholders Committee.  Thank you to our partners.  Projects are made possible by the City's partnership with area stakeholders.   Union Anson County Habitat for Humanity; BB&T; Union County Community Development Corporation; Union County Board of Realtors (Ross & Associates Real Estate); Union County NC Crisis Assistance Ministry; Union County Homebuilder's Association; Union County Community Shelter; Winchester Neighborhood Association; Council on Aging in Union County; Union County Chamber of Commerce; Shining Light Baptist Church; Shining Light Eglesia Baptista; Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church; Sutton Park Neighborhood Association; Lexington Common Community Watchl TYM, Inc. ; The ARC of Union County.  New Partners for this fiscal year include:  NC Works Green Center, Monroe: Core HR Consulting; The Alliance for Children; Mount Calvary AMEZion Church; Paradise Height Community; Transforming Youth Movement;  and 5/3/ Bank.  Also, a continuing partnership with various City Departments. 

Winchester/Paradise Heights. Economic Vitality and Neighborhood Revitalization Project - a Mayor's Small Committee has been formed to address revitalization.  Community Development Division is managing the environmental process for the City Owned Parcels and unspecified site strategy for the residential areas. Labella Engineering is the environmental engineering firm. Revitalization is an important part of any community, maintaining the integrity of the community with a focus on inclusion.  As we continue our efforts, we will keep you informed.  Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Bazemore Meeting Room at the Winchester Community Center. 

Land Bank.   Currently in the draft phase for the Request for proprosals for two economic development projects; 1) Properrty is zoned Office Transitional and is located at 106 Myers Street, Monroe Parcel #09226127, we will be seeking professional and other services at this site; 2) Lot is a residential lot located in the historic district at 306 Charles Street, Monroe, Parcel# 09231173.  We will be seeking owner occupied with a documented home occupation, design subject to the Historic Design Guidelines.  A bed and breakfast is also an allowed use.  

Concord Avenue Overlay District Beautification ProjectMade possible through a land donation we are looking forward to a beautification project in the Concord Avenue Overlay.  A link to the Concord Avenue Area Master Plan can be found here.  The land donation from Gus and Liz Mihelakis of the parcel from Patton Avenue/Concord Avenue/Secrest Shortcut Road for the beautification is complete.  Seeking volunteers.  

Main Street Ordinance Proposals.  CD submitted the draft ordinance for the historic district "Prevention of Demolition by Neglect" it is in legal review.  Public meetings will be announced as new ordinances are planned that include the Non Residential Building Ordinance and Abandoned Structure Ordinance; updates will be posted here. 

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