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500 people have signed petition opposing Cornelius Business Park

Commerce Center property outlined in red

June 27. More than 500 people who live near a proposed 36-acre, five-building flex-space business park on Bailey Road just east of the railroad tracks have signed a petition objecting to the potential rezoning and development.

The Cornelius Business Parkcproposed by Greenberg Gibbons Properties would require the Cornelius Board of Commissioners to approve a rezoning of the parcel of land from Rural Preservation (REZ 01-23) category to Conditional Use for this project.

Proposed Cornelius Commerce Center on Bailey Road near Hwy. 115 intersection

By a 3-2 margin, the Cornelius Planning Board recommended that the Town Board deny a rezoning for the proposed Cornelius Business Park on Bailey Road. The recommendation, made at their June 12 meeting, will go before the Town Board at a public hearing on Monday July 17 at 6 pm.

If approved, this development will add five large commercial buildings, 960 automobile trips and 88 truck trips daily, according to a Traffic Impact Analysis conducted by the Town.

Residents said the project, if approved, would open the door to more commercial development along Bailey Road.