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LeafSpring plans go to Planning Board next

Aug. 20. LeafSpring School’s rezoning application received a generally positive response at the Cornelius Town Board meeting last night. Plans call for a 14,000 square foot pre-school and 10,000 square foot after-school building called The Village.

The 4.1 acre property is  just north of Cowboy Restaurant on Statesville Road/Highway 21 in Cornelius. The proposed development would have access on both Statesville Road and Washam Potts.

No vote was taken, as is customary at the first public hearing, and the proposal from Bazow Holdings Cornelius will go before the Town Planning Board.

LeafSpring School provides childcare, early education, school-age recreation, summer camps, backup sick care, and leadership development and health and wellness programs to their enrollees.

Their nearest facility at the moment is in Matthews, but they have a total of 12 schools in North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana and Texas.

Also at their Aug. 19 meeting, town commissioners:

  • Approved a $2.1 million increase in the Management Services Agreement between the town and the Cain Center for the Arts. This represents an approximate 10 % hike, bringing the total contract agreement to $22.7 million. “This increase includes an additional $5,000 for Rodgers Pre-Con Services, $213,997 additional for C-Design, and an additional $1,881,003 for construction” said Tyler Beardsley, Assistant Town Manager. “This increase has already been approved by the Cain Center Board.”
  • Unanimously ratified the reappointment of Keith Eicher as chairman of the Town Planning Board for a third year.
  • Received the presentation of a new dual purpose motorbike from the Top Deck Foundation, which raises funds in support of the town police department.