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Town OKs subdivision without mailboxes out front

Town approves Beverly subdivision without mailboxes out front

The Cornelius Town Board approved the 42-acre Beverly subdivision on Bailey Road just south of Hough High. The Bayard Group of Charlotte got high praise from the board for an environmentally sensitive 40-lot development with 28 acres of open space.

The wooded property, which was owned by Beverly Dove Westmoreland, will be developed with upscale two-story homes. Mayor Chuck Travis praised the project for its “casual elegance.”

The project was approved unanimously, with an interesting condition: It must have communal mailboxes, as per the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal Service has notified the Town that all future subdivision approvals must utilize a community mail delivery system.

Locations and details of the proposed community mailboxes must be included in all construction documents, and must be reviewed and approved by the Post Master for this area.

Bayard, the developer, said the requirement will help build community in the new neighborhood.