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Revised West Catawba project will come back to Planning Board

May 24. By Dave Vieser. Jake Palillo, a builder seeking the town’s OK to erect a mixed-use development on West Catawba Avenue, plans to submit a revised plan which would devote 50 percent of the commercial space for restaurants while retaining 250 apartments.

A public hearing before the Planning Board has been scheduled for Tuesday June 1 at 5:30 pm.

All of this follows opposition from nearby residents and a denial recommendation from the members of the Planning Board. The project would encompass 12 acres.

The changes in the proposal were outlined in a letter to the town dated May 14, from Sean Paone of the design firm Cole Jenest and Stone. “The total proposed residential unit count shown on the Rezoning Plan is 250 units. The petition proposes 5,000 square feet of restaurant space and 5,000 square feet of retail/fitness space.”

The hearing on June 1 begins at 5:30 pm, and will be fed live on the town web site www.cornelius.org.