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Town Board OKs 2 routine rezonings

Oct. 19. By Dave Vieser. In a sparsely attended Town Board meeting—the last before Election Day—the commissioners unanimously approved rezoning for a luxury car club near Life Fellowship Church on Chartown and a spruce-up for a non conforming retail strip on Hwy. 21. The tranquil hearings were a big change from many of the previous […]

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Town Board approves boat dealership on Chartown

Oct. 5.  UPDATED 6:15 pm. By Dave Vieser. Two rezoning requests from Martin Investments of Cornelius to permit boat sales were unanimously approved at the Town Board meeting last night. Correction: The proper name of the business is Action Water Sports. One will permit the construction of a 10,000 square foot building for boat sales […]


Nightmare on W. Catawba?

UPDATED Oct. 4. By Dave Vieser. The long-awaited widening of West Catawba Avenue between Jetton Road and NC Highway 73 will ultimately bring a new four-lane divided highway to the very busy western Cornelius corridor. Getting there however may prove to be a real test of wills for drivers and pedestrians. The NC Dept. of […]

Oct. 4 Town Board meeting preview

Oct. 1. By Dave Vieser. Rezoning requests from Martin Investments of Cornelius to permit boat sales will be up for approval at the Monday Oct. 4 Town Board meeting. One is for a 10,000 square foot building for boat sales and storage just south of Life Fellowship Church. The other request asks to change the […]

Front elevation of 19615 Bethel Church

Mixed-use building planned for vacant property on Bethel near Jetton Extension

Sept. 30. By Dave Yochum. Real estate closing  attorney Justin Ckezepis plans to build a six-story building in the commercial area of Bethel Church Road south of West Catawba Avenue. The 31-year-old Appalachian State graduate said he hopes to start construction in 2022. The top two floors of the mixed-use building at 19615 Bethel Church […]

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Junker update: New partnership takes over 195-unit project

Sept. 28. By Dave Yochum. A new development team is taking over the Junker apartment project on West Catawba just down the road from Jetton. Developer Jamie Rolewicz is partnering up with Charlottesville, Va.-based Castle Development Partners, which specializes in the development and acquisition of upscale apartment communities as well as moderately priced workforce housing. […]

Site plan for Towns at Feriba

Small infill project on Feriba gets greenlighted by Town Board

Sept. 27. By Dave Vieser. Rezoning for a seven-unit infill townhome project in downtown Cornelius was approved at the Town Board. The project from Blue Heel Development, will be located on a 1/2 acre of vacant land which adjoins the west side of Feriba Place north of Townwood Road and will be called The Towns […]

Opinion: Dave Gilroy comments on growth, traffic

Dave Gilroy, a Town Commissioner from 2005 to 2019, is running for his old seat on the Town Board, having lost his bid for re-election two years ago. He sent this letter to Cornelius Today as well as constituents. By Dave Gilroy. We have recently seen yet another new, large-scale apartment complex approved in a […]

Town board splits 3-2 on approach to development on W. Catawba

Sept. 21. By Dave Vieser. Amendments to the town’s Land Use Plan barely passed at Monday’s Town Board Meeting with a 3-2 split among Cornelius commissioners. The specific item under consideration, which passed by a 3-2 margin, would permit consideration of buildings with a height of between 26 feet and 42 feet on a portion […]

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Sefton Park gets thumbs up from Town Board

Sept. 21. By Dave Vieser. UPDATED. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved rezoning for the Sefton Park mixed-use development—complete with a hotel, conference center and apartments—at last night’s meeting. New: Before the board vote, former commissioner Dave Gilroy had some words of warning: “While I support much of this proposal, the dense residential component of […]