Construction on new conference center update


The Annual Conference voted in June 2017 to move the Western North Carolina Conference Center from Charlotte to Huntersville. (see AC2017 documents)

Trustees and Conference leaders had a ground breaking ceremony in July 2017 on the site next to the United Methodist Foundation building in Huntersville.  

After working through permitting and construction formalities during the fall, contractors are making progress on preparing the land for new construction on the site on Professional Center Drive in Huntersville.

The photo above is a birds-eye view of the construction site taken recently, courtesy of the Wesley CDC, who is managing the construction phase for the conference. [see larger photo]

Below is an architectural rendering of the new building scheduled for 2018.


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