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Planning Board will discuss W. Catawba on Monday


June 11. By Dave Vieser. Interested in how West Catawba Avenue will look in the future? Access www.cornelius.org on the internet Monday evening June 14 beginning at 6:30 pm to watch the Planning Board meeting. The main subject of discussion will be possible land use plan changes for the Village Center section of town, which generally runs from One Norman Drive (Bank of America) to Edinburgh Square Drive along West Catawba Avenue.

The Village Center includes the property where rezoning for the Junker Property is currently under consideration by the Town Board. “We’re struggling with a vision for this area,” said Commissioner Mike Miltich, “especially as it pertains to the balance of residential vs. commercial.”


A recommendation could reach the Town Board within 60 days.

What is a Land Use Plan?

The Land Use Plan is essentially a guide for town officials to consult as they consider development proposals. As with the Junker proposal, the Commissioners could consider approving a project even though it is not consistent with the Land Use plan, since it is a guide rather than a hard and fast zoning law.