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Planning Board holds special meeting Monday on Alexander Farm


Aug. 24. By Dave Vieser. As reported in Cornelius Today earlier this month, the Cornelius Planning Board will host a special meeting this Monday Aug. 24 at 6:30 pm to review changes in the Alexander Farm development plan, including a Traffic Impact Analysis from the NCDOT. The meeting is one of the last opportunities for residents to comment on this major project proposed for the vacant farm at the northeast corner of West Catawba Avenue and Westmoreland Road.

The developer has reduced the number of detached single-family homes from 84 to 76, and eliminated age limits for buyers. Plans for a fire station have also been removed from the plan at the request of the town.

The proposal still includes multi-story senior residences as well as retail development.

The meeting, to be held at Town Hall, will be live-streamed on You Tube and will follow state required COVID-19 procedures. Residents wishing to comment will undergo temperature checks and COVID-19 screening before entering the building, and will have to leave as soon as they finish their comments.

As an alternative, comments can be emailed to TownofCornelius@cornelius.org. Including name and address will help make sure that the comment can be read into the record during the meeting.

Pursuant to town procedures, the planning board is required to issue a non-binding opinion (approval or denial) to the town board after hearing public comment. Questions can be directed to the Planning Department at 704-896-2461.

A Town Board public hearing on Alexander Farm is currently scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 7 pm.