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Kannapolis Will Have New City Hall, Police Station

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The Kannapolis police station was, at one time, a funeral home. It also has some plumbing issues. But the major issue is space.

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The Kannapolis City Council voted to pursue bonds to finance a new City Hall building and police headquarters in the summer of 2013.

"It was not built to be a secure police headquarters," Ann Gibson, the city's marking and communications director says. "With the new facility, they'll just be able to improve their  operations tremendously. Everything from evidence storage, suspect security, really, all aspects of their operation."

On Monday night, all seven city council members voted to approve the use of limited obligation bonds to fund the $16 million construction project that is set to begin next year.

The new facility will bring about a dozen city departments under one roof including the city's Parks & Recreation department. It will be located on the site of the former Kannapolis Post Office, now a storage facility in downtown.