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Plenty of development projects are in the pipeline

Feb. 14. By Dave Vieser. Near the conclusion of this week’s Planning Board meeting, acting chair Joe Dean raised a question which has been on the minds of many residents since Cornelius Today published the “Projects Approved But Never Built List” in the February print edition. The list contained information on more than two dozen […]

Cable digging starts next week in Davidson

July 7. The Town of Davidson is taking a proactive approach to the disruption Spectrum may cause during fiber installation work that begins on Monday. Much of the work will occur in the public right of way in front yards. Public agencies and utility companies have the right to work in your front yard provided […]

Skadoosh Properties mixed-use on Bethel

Skadoosh building comes before Town Board

Aug. 31. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board will consider a rezoning for a four-story mixed-use building on Tuesday Sept. 6. If approved, the building would be located near the corner of Jetton Road Extension and Bethel Church Road, just below Dynamic Ballroom and UPS. Details Developer Justin Ckezepis (Skadoosh Properties) of Cornelius wants […]

Michael Green with a sprinkler head on Peninsula Club

Watch out for costly irrigation systems as Spectrum’s big dig continues

March 8. By Dave Vieser. Damage by contractors hired by Spectrum has now spread to lawn sprinkler systems. Michael Green, who lives on Peninsula Club Drive, had several sprinkler heads broken by crews from MAS TEC, a Mooresville company hired to help install some 140 miles of new underground cable. “I understand this can be […]

Catawba Avenue in downtown Cornelius / Photo by Jason Benavides

Downtown detour starts today

Feb. 24. Beginning at 9 am Thursday, Catawba Avenue in downtown Cornelius will be restricted to one lane from 9 am to 4 pm in the vicinity of the Cain Center for the Arts. Eastbound traffic will be redirected to the westbound lane, while westbound traffic will be rerouted behind the live-work units just west […]

Catawba reopens after gas leak downtown

Feb. 17. The trouble with natural gas at the downtown Cornelius construction site repeated itself for the second time in a month outside the Cain Center for the Arts building. Traffic was re-routed briefly from Catawba Avenue around 1 pm due to the leak. Town officials said everything was fixed and Catawba reopened by 1:35 […]


The big dig: Hundreds of miles of cable digging coming

Jan. 31. By Dave Vieser. Charter Communications, owner of Spectrum, will be installing 130 miles of underground cable in Cornelius during 2022. When the installation is complete, Spectrum will be able to serve more than 8,400 homes and small businesses in the town. Town officials are hopeful the expansion will go smoother than their recent […]


Construction ahead: Where road work begins in 2022

Jan. 25. By Dave Vieser. First, the good news: Multiple road improvements are expected to begin in 2022—much of it involving relocating utilities. The bad news: Most of the projects will not be completed by year-end 2022 and the timeline may be extended even further if the NC Dept. of Transportation runs out of  money. […]


Is a moratorium in Cornelius a real possibility?

Nov. 22. By Dave Vieser. People concerned about the number of residential projects approved in Cornelius during the past several years have suggested that the town should impose a building moratorium to put the brakes on new construction. In fact, the four successful challengers who were elected to the Town Board pledged to call a […]


Five-story project planned in downtown Cornelius

April 28. By Dave Vieser. A five-story building has been proposed for the area north and west of the Hickory Street/South Main intersection according to Cornelius town officials. To be known as the Venue at South Main, it will include 70 residential units along with approximately 6,000 square feet dedicated to commercial use. Parking is […]