Community Development

Photo Teresa Campo Communtiy DevelopmentCENSUS RESPONSE RATES

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  CENSUS 2020 WHY IT MATTERS.  WE ONLY GET ONE CHANCE EVERY TEN YEARS, THE CITY OF MONROE NEEDS YOU TO COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS FOR EVERYONE LIVING IN YOUR HOME AS OF APRIL 1, 2020; Newborns? Yes!  Uncle sleeping on couch? Yes!, Grandma? Yes!  Children living with you? Yes!  Everyone counts and that is how we get $$$$ in our community for programs and services and representation.  Your personal information is kept safe and not shared.  

Dear Small Business Owner,  The coronavirus pandemic has impacted your businesses in one way or another and many of you are concerned as to what to do.  The Small Business Center at South Piedmont Community College has added a Free on line seminar series in April  addressing Disaster Mitigation. You can find them listed at:  https://spcc.edu/sbc . Select Free Seminars and scroll down the page to Disaster Mitigation. Register for any one or all of them in the series.  Free virtual business counselling is available from the Small Business Center by appointment to help you with applications and questions.  Contact the Small Business Center by email at sbc@spcc or phone 704-290-5218

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:  www.annualcreditreport.com.  The CDC offers the free and mandatory home buyers educational workshop and is a certified housing counseling agency.

Winchester/Paradise Heights.  Meetings are on hold until further notice. The environmental findings were presented on February 18th at 6:00 p.m.; studies can be found here: City of Monroe Winchester City-Owned Lots Environmental Assessment and City of Monroe Winchester Unspecified Neighborhood Site Strategy Environmental Assessment

We value our community partners special thanks to those who give back to our community to help others.  Please thank these businesses with your patronage and your appreciation.

  Lowe's Monroe Logo   Love's Plumbing and Air Monroe NC Wingate Electrical Services   HUGHES Supply MonroeShining Light Baptist Church    Monroe Commmunity Partner Trane Ingersoll Rand Logo Teresa CampoBower's Electric    

    Mauney's Termite Control Logo   Graybar Logo   Chris L. Hope, PE Logo    

  MtC Global Ministries Logo  Serve 365 Logo  Mission Serve Logo Kona Ice Logo   

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; Monroe Union County Community Development Corporation; Union County Board of Realtors Member (Mary Ross Real Estate); Union County NC Crisis Assistance Ministry;  Union County Community Shelter; Winchester Neighborhood Association; Council on Aging in Union County; Union County Chamber of Commerce; Shepherd's Place Children's Home; Iglesia de Dios Nueva Viva; Shining Light Baptist Church; Benton Heights Presbyterian Church; Sutton Park Neighborhood Association;  The ARC of Union County; NC Works Green Center, Monroe: Core HR Consulting; The Alliance for Children; Mount Calvary AMEZion Church; Paradise Height Community Members; Transforming Youth Movement;  Waste Pro; Monroe Housing Authority; South Piedmont Community College; Union County Department of Human Services; UNCC Urban Institute; and a continuing partnership with various City, State, and County Government Departments. 

Land Bank.   Request for proprosals for two economic development projects will focus on economic development; 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.  Construction will begin after the sidewalk installation is complete.

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