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Pickleball plan comes before Town Board at their meeting tonight

Feb. 19. By Dave Vieser. At this evening’s Town Board meeting, Cornelius commissioners will get their first detailed look at a proposal by DB Entertainment to build 16 new pickleball courts on Chartown Drive. “What DB is specifically looking to do is amend the zoning on approximately 6.39 acres of vacant property located at 20220 […]

Rendering of Royal Bliss project just off West Catawba

Planning Board OKs Royal Bliss Brewery with conditions

Feb. 13. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Planning Board unanimously recommended approval for a rezoning which would permit the construction and operation of Royal Bliss Brewery on three acres at 19149 W. Catawba. The facility, which will be a combination restaurant and beer garden, could be completed by late 2025 if it is approved by […]

Planning Board to review Royal Bliss project

Feb. 12. The Cornelius Planning Board will consider the Royal Bliss Brewery Project at tonight’s meeting. If they recommend approval, the proposal will then be sent back to the Town Board for a final public hearing. Plans call for construction of a 11,800 square foot building on a vacant 2.98 acre plot owned by Griffin […]

Mills Market will be another transformational project downtown

Downtown Re-development topic of Newsmakers Breakfast Feb. 15

Jan. 29. The next transformation of downtown Cornelius will be the subject of the Feb. 15 Newsmakers Breakfast at The Peninsula Club hosted by Cornelius Today and Business Today. Background Downtown changed dramatically a quarter century ago with the addition of Town Hall, the Police Station and the live-work units to the south of Food […]

Nantz Road is to the left in this site plan

Convenience store coming to W. Catawba at Nantz

Dec. 5. By Dave Vieser. Almost five years to the day after rezoning was first approved by the town, site work has begun on a retail/convenience store complex on the east side of West Catawba opposite Nantz Road. Convenience Development Partners, with offices in South Carolina and Florida, is the developer. “We have finally started […]


Alexander Farms leasing perks up with key retail tenant

Nov. 14. By Dave Vieser. As passersby have undoubtedly noticed, site and land preparation has continued unabated through summer into fall at Alexander Farms, the $110 million mixed-use development at Westmoreland Road and West Catawba Avenue. Though the project’s timetable is running over a year behind plan, the announcement of some new tenants—most notably Caribou […]


There’s lots of developable property available in Cornelius

Sept. 20. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius Today reported exclusively back in June that construction on more than two dozen previously approved projects in the town has never begun. The projects were expected to generate more traffic, not to mention tax revenue. While these projects remain on the back burner, there are plenty more tracts of […]

Mills Market will be another transformational project downtown

Public hearing on Mill’s Market at Town Board meeting tonight

Sept. 18. By Dave Vieser. A public hearing on Mill’s Market, another transformational project in downtown Cornelius, takes place this evening at Town Hall. The planned 250,000 square foot development would be four stories tall and, if approved, one of the most significant projects downtown ever, in the same league as Town Hall, the Police […]

What happens when a buffer consisting of trees is cut down during site preparation?

Aug. 22. By Dave Vieser. It’s been a tough run for David Van Epps of Davidson, who has been seeking to expand his previously approved luxury car club project in Cornelius on the west side of interstate 77. Van Epps had retained Metrolina Builders to prepare the 6.7 acre wooded vacant site at 20410 Chartown […]

Site between Bailey Road and Glenridge neighborhood

Noise issue in Glenridge sounds like it may improve

Aug. 21. By Dave Vieser. The town can pass noise regulations but they’re only as good as the paper they’re printed on if contractors won’t obey. Recent events prove the point: Residents backing up to the rear of an industrial property on Bailey Road say there’s been no abatement in construction noise despite a new […]