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New projects for review in March encompass more than 996 residential units

Feb.19. By Dave Vieser. For those concerned about development in Cornelius, circle Monday March 1 and Monday March 8 on your calendar. On those dates, public hearings on projects encompassing more than 1,000 new residences will be conducted at Town Hall and transmitted via the town’s website.

Monday March 1. Town Board Hearing #1 on Sefton Park Project

This project is a request by Jack and Don Shaw to develop approximately 10 acres located East of Emporia Street, between West Catawba Avenue and Sefton Park Road near the CATS bus station. One lot is located on the southeast corner of Sefton Park and One Norman Blvd. The proposed mixed-use development will include three buildings containing 344 multi-family units and 7,800 sq. ft. of commercial space, as well as a hotel site/conference center. The meeting starts at 6 pm.

Monday March 8: Planning Board hearings

—The first hearing will be on the Junker Property development. Developer Jake Palillo is requesting to develop approximately 12.2 acres located on the west side of West Catawba Avenue between Harbor View Drive and H M Junker Drive to construct 252 multi-family units and approximately 4,865 sq. ft. of commercial space.

—The second hearing will be on the Greenway Gartens project. This is a request by OMB/Northwood Ravin to redevelop approximately 25 acres located on Zion Avenue, near the former Curtis Screw site to include over 400 residences, along with a commercial building, and a brewery with beer garden.

Also scheduled for the March 8 Planning Meeting is a request from DB Automotive Real Estate Holdings to develop approximately 30 acres located on Chartown Drive, south of Life Fellowship Church.

The proposed development does not include any residences.

It includes a 46,800 square foot vehicle sales dealership, and a boat sales dealership.

The March 8 meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Additional information on how residents can comment before or during these hearings will be forthcoming next week via Cornelius Today.


6 Responses to “New projects for review in March encompass more than 996 residential units”

  1. Great. Now our one alternative to get around the traffic on Catawba will become a bottleneck also. More tax money … so, you know our town ” leaders won’t be able to resist approval. WHY CANT WE WAIT FOR YHE ROADS TO CATCH UP????

    Posted by Michael Scott | February 22, 2021, 8:50 pm
  2. Why are we still talking about the Junker Property Development? Has the Town Council actually walked around the 12.2 acres to see that it is just too much in too little of a space? Wait—so we NEED another bar in town which the ‘commercial’ plan on the property? Wait–so we NEED the hassle that comes with apartment communities?
    Wait—Can somebody actually explain why we NEED this ‘imnprovement’ in Cornelius?

    Posted by Jeff Oakie | February 23, 2021, 10:09 am
  3. All these proposed developments are ruining the charm of Cornelius.

    Posted by Dianne Campbell | February 26, 2021, 2:47 pm
  4. Traffic and more traffic, never hear of new roads or improvements to then. Never want to hit the road in the morning or late afternoon, hate to just sit in the car. Build roads not 252 more apartments and add 400 to 500 extra cars. Cornelius is a bird sanctuary and you want to remove 12.2 acres of habitat and replace it with a high rise canyon. The only gain is more tax money and more students in over taxed school system.

    Posted by Frederick L Kraus | March 8, 2021, 11:41 am
  5. More cars and more traffic, but no road improvements, you will add a traffic light on Catawba? As a bird santuary, now can you remove 12.2 acres from the area? Seems you want to build a concrete canyon. More students added to the schools, more traffic, less trees, more pollution. What is the benefit? Growth is out pacing what the area can handle.

    Posted by Frederick L Kraus | March 8, 2021, 11:52 am
  6. Until Catawba Ave. becomes a 4 lane highway dense development like the Junker Road project should not be approved. Also the height of the apartment complex and the possibility having a bar (and entertainment) that close to housing developments doesn’t fit in to the community.

    Posted by Mary Taylor | March 8, 2021, 3:24 pm

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