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Planning Board OKs 4-story building at Jetton Extension and Bethel

Skadoosh Properties proposed mixed-use on Bethel

Aug. 9. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Planning Board has approved a four-story, mixed-use building for the corner of Jetton Road Extension and Bethel Church Road. Originally planned for five stories, the project was scaled back after concerns were voiced by town officials and residents.

It now goes to the Town Board for a public hearing on Tuesday Sept. 6.


The developer is Justin Ckezepis of Skadoosh Properties. The Cornelius residents wants to rezone a half-acre parcel at 19615 Bethel Church Road for a mixed-use building comprised of retail, commercial and office space on the first two floors and up to eight residential units on each of the top two floors.

A rooftop amenity area is proposed and parking for up to 16 vehicles will be provided in an underground parking lot below the first floor. Additional parking will be provided behind the building on an existing parking lot.


The uses proposed are permitted “by right” in the Village Center zoning district. Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron said proposals exceeding three stories in height require Conditional Zoning review.

The plan was presented to the Pre Development Review Committee in January, which was generally supportive, but expressed concerns about the overall height of the building. At that time, the Committee requested the applicant to consider lowering the height of the proposed building from five to four floors.

No residents appeared at the Aug. 8 meeting to speak either for or against the proposal.