Mooresville Projects Enhance Community

Travel any direction in Mooresville and you will see evidence that the town and surrounding area is growing and looking toward the future. Mooresville has evolved from a small mill town to a thriving lakeside community, serving more than 50,000 residents and visitors. The area was recently rated a top lake destination by multiple sources and uniquely boasts opportunities and entertainment for all walks of life. It’s a place where small-town charm and southern hospitality meet big city entertainment along with a growing variety of retail and dining opportunities and world-class industry.  

To better serve the growing community, the Town of Mooresville has seven major new facilities construction projects in progress during 2022. These projects, a direct investment of over $33 million by the Town Board of Commissioners, will provide residents and visitors with innovative facilities, enhancing quality of life and making Mooresville even more of a destination. Two of these projects—Mooresville Fire-Rescue Fire Training Center and Station 6—were completed and opened earlier this year. Five projects—Mooresville Police Department Headquarters, Liberty Park Phase 2, Skate Park, West Side Library, and Mazeppa Park (turf conversion)—are still under construction with most projects currently scheduled to be complete before the end of 2022.

Police Headquarters
Aerial PD
Mooresville Police Department is currently preparing for relocation this fall to the new headquarters facility located at the intersection of Brawley School Road and NC Highway 21. This new state-of-the-art 50,000 square-foot facility will provide additional communications, evidence, and holding cell space along with a designated K9 building. The new headquarters will also feature an enhanced community room space that will allow for additional community events and engagement without compromising department security. The facility will more than double the department’s headquarters space, providing capacity for future growth. With major exterior work complete, work is focusing on interior projects and preparing the building for occupancy.  The project construction cost is $19,048,500. The building ribbon cutting is planned for Tuesday, September 27th

Library West Branch
One of the primary 2022 strategic goals for the Town Board of Commissioners was Expanding Mooresville Public Library’s services and reach. To accomplish this, the Town is creating the West Branch by renovating a building located at 614 Brawley School Road. The West Branch will feature a drive-through for book pickups, small group study rooms, meeting rooms, and all-age programming. Additional LSTA grant funding has provided for cardholder early/late-hours quiet-time access and self-service check in/out kiosks. Mooresville Public Library will be one of the first public libraries in North Carolina to utilize the quiet-time access feature. The project includes significant interior work. All interior work has been completed, and exterior components have begun. This $897,700 project is scheduled for a ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 6th.

Liberty Park Phase 2
Liberty Overall  Liberty Trail
The Town’s investment in the Liberty Park revitalization has created a downtown destination space not only for Town residents but also visitors locally, regionally, and nationally.  The 2019-2020 Phase 1 project included a concert band shell and Veteran’s promenade. The $7,930,221 Phase 2 project which broke ground in February 2022 includes a three-tier playground, interactive fountain, picnic shelter, greenway connection to Center Avenue, new restrooms and concession stand, and a covered basketball court that may also be used for events like the seasonal Farmers’ Markets. The Phase 2 of the project is scheduled to be completed in early summer 2023 and is roughly 50% complete. Steel decking is complete, rough plumbing and electrical on restroom/pumphouse is ongoing.

Skate Park
Skate Park
The Town of Mooresville strives to not only invest in its public facilities but also to ensure Town facilities meet the needs and expectations of users. After seeking substantial public input from the skate community, improvements began on the Town’s Skate Park, located at 748 W. Iredell Avenue (adjacent to the current Police Department), in February 2022. This project contains significant park expansions and upgrades including bowl and street features, racing-themed design (chosen by the skate community), designated restroom facilities, and athletic field lighting. Currently, skate feature work continues, shotcrete work has begun, and building footers poured. Once completed, the new park will be 40,000 square feet, making it one of the largest skate parks in the region. The $2,841,492 project is scheduled to be complete in late fall of 2022 and is roughly 70% complete.