Public Library/Senior Center (Mt. Pleasant)

FY2024 Capital Budget

Public Library/Senior Center (Mt. Pleasant)

Department: Library/Active Living & Parks

Function: Culture & Recreation

Project Title: Mt. Pleasant Cabarrus Library Branch

Type: New

Status: Future

Total Cost: $10,000,000

Years Funded: 2022

Project Description

This facility will accommodate the need for Library and Senior programs and events as well as potentially the Lunch Plus Club for the Midland community and southern area of Cabarrus County. The facility will allow an accessible location in this community to provide access to all available services and/or resources that provide support to older adults and library patrons.

Background & Justification/Status

A void exists for services for older adults in the southern part of the county. With 10,000 folks per day turning 65, and will for 6 more years, the over 65 population will grow for Cabarrus County as well as other regions. The demand cannot be met by the existing senior center facilities. Additionally, the county has a need for a larger library branch to serve the Harrisburg area.

Impact If Not Funded and Maximum Time it Can be Delayed

Libraries and senior centers provide programs that promote wellness, saving resources in the long run for the county especially as it relates to healthcare.

Mount Pleasant Athletic Complex (in conjunction with Mt Pleasant Library and Senior Center)

The County will replace the existing three (3) youth athletic ballfields located on North Drive in Mount Pleasant with a new three (3) field facility. A restroom, picnic shelter(s), parking, playground and additional multi-purpose fields, and ball field lighting will all be incorporated into the project.

The project can be delayed as the property has already been acquired.