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Cornelius News

2 projects up for review by Planning Board

Greenway Gartens rendering

July 19. By Dave Vieser. A crucial meeting of the Cornelius Planning Board will take place this Wednesday July 21 beginning at 6:30 pm when the newly appointed members consider a major mixed-use project near downtown called Greenway Gartens as well as a five-story residential/commercial building on South Main.

The meeting begins at 6:30 pm and will be streamed live on the town web site www.cornelius.org.

Here are the project details:

Greenway Gartens

Northwood Ravin’s Greenway Gartens project includes a plan to redevelop approximately 25 acres located on Zion Avenue (the former Curtis Screw site) into a mixed use complex. It includes mutli family housing, townhomes, commercial space and an Olde Mecklenburg Brewery/Beer Garden.

The Venue

Venue pre-development rendering

George Macon, the applicant, wants to rezone approximately 2 acres located on South Main for a mixed-use project comprising up to 70 apartment units and 6,000 square feet of ground floor retail, restaurant, commercial, and office space in one five-story building.

Per town code, the Planning Board provides only a recommendation to the Town Board on each project; the final decision rests with the Town Board.

Greenway Gartens is currently scheduled for a decision at the Town Board’s Aug. 2 meeting while the Venue decision is currently set for Aug. 16. These dates, however, are subject to change.