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The Broyhill Furniture Factory, once a fixture in downtown Conover closed their doors in 2004. Shortly thereafter the City of Conover took a proactive approach in helping to ensure the future vitality of the downtown by purchasing the 27 acre property in the heart of the downtown. The City has since paved the way for public and private redevelopment by demolishing the majority of the buildings and building new streets. Moving forward, the City envisions a vibrant mixed-use town center known as Conover Station.

Additional Documents & Information

Info Packet

Master Plan

In the News...

(click headlines below to open archived news articles in PDF format)

5/2/22: City of Conover Honored at League of Municipalities Conference

5/5/21: CVCC’S Manufacturing Solutions Center Breaks Ground on New Facility

12/27/18: Ground Broken for Amphitheater at Conover Station

2/24/17: In Appalachia’s Foothills, a Leaner Textile Industry Rises

5/11/15: Best Places to Start a Business in North Carolina

5/28/15: Conover Station receives an Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award

2/18/15: Conover Station Recognized as 2015 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea in Government
5/1/13: A New Life for Conover Station
11/30/15: Manufacturing Center Expands in Conover
10/11/12: Rail platform funding for Conover Station
6/22/12: Charlotte Observer article: Lee Industries rehabs old Conover Chair Plant
5/21/12: US Department of Commerce press release about MSC
2/21/12: Hickory Daily Record covers MSC groundbreaking
2/21/12: Observer News Enterprise covers MSC groundbreaking
10/25/11: Hickory Daily Record covers Conover Station dedication
10/7/11: Conover Station wins NCAPA Planning Award
10/4/11: Conover Station wins Susan Burgess Sustainability Award
9/23/11: Conover Branch Library opens at Conover Station
8/25/11: The Warlong Glove Building in Conover seamlessly blends the old and new
6/2/11: Conover is awarded over $330,000 from the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund
5/1/11: The Charlotte Observer highlights the progress at Conover Station
3/2/11: MSC receives a $300k grant from the NC Rural Economic Development Center
1/31/11: The Observer News Enterprise reports on the Conover Station Park
1/21/11: The Charlotte Business Journal highlights the construction activities & future plans for Conover Station
12/29/10: Conover's Mayor, Lee Moritz, Jr. releases a statement regarding Conover Station
12/16/10: Manufacturing Solutions Center is saving and creating jobs in the area
11/12/10: The NC Chapter of the American Planning Assocation publishes a feature article on Conover Station
11/9/10: A grant from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund totaling $415,719 is awarded to the City of Conover to construct an efficient stormwater feature on the Broyhill site
8/31/10: Conover is awarded a US Economic Development Administration grant for the MSC building
8/2/10: The Hickory Daily Record reports on transportation plans for Conover Station
7/12/10: The Conover City Council unanimously approves Conover Station’s master plan, marketing website, and additional site improvements
12/8/09: Conover is awarded $200,000 in funds from the Environmental Protection Agency earmarked for brownfield cleanup activities at the Broyhill site
6/5/09: The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program, administered through the Federal Highway Administration, awards Conover a $2,146,240 grant for construction and rehabilitation of the future Conover Station building
3/26/09: The City of Conover holds a public workshop to help inform the public about the project and solicit responses and inquiries
12/8/08: Demolition begins on the Broyhill site in order to create a “blank slate” and remove all but two buildings, one of which will become the future Conover Station
6/2/08: The NC DOT rail division identifies Conover Station as Catawba County’s future stop on the western NC passenger rail corridor
7/27/07: The Conover Station project is introduced in the Charlotte Business Journal
11/17/05: The City of Conover purchases the recently closed Broyhill site with the aspiration of producing a large scale economic initiative for both the city and the region
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