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Long and skinny: Townhomes planned behind Food Lion

Feb. 2. The Cornelius Town Board will conduct a public hearing Monday Feb. 4 on the Mulberry Townhomes Project, which consists of six townhomes on vacant land behind the Food Lion Supermarket downtown. This will be the first public hearing on the project and no decision will be rendered that evening.

“Mulberry Town Homes is a request by Investors Resource Management LLC of Cornelius to develop approximately 1/3 acre of vacant land into six town home units” said Town Planner Gary Fournier. “The land is currently zoned Town Center, Lake Norman Watershed Critical Area, and the proposed zoning is conditional zoning.”

The location for the proposal is a narrow strip of sloped, vacant land, between Food Lion and Mulberry Street. Fournier noted that the town code for such a project requires that at least 15 percent be dedicated for open space. Planning officials said there appears to be enough pervious area on the plan to use as open space.

If the proposal is approved, the developer plans to use three parking spaces from the nearby Food Lion Parking Lot to fulfill parking requirements.

Future public hearings will include one before the Town Planning Board, as well as a second Town Board hearing where a final decision may be made.

The meeting on Monday will begin at 7 pm in the Town Hall Assembly Room.