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Planning Board meets May 10 at 5:30

May 5. The regularly scheduled Town of Cornelius Planning Board meeting May 10 will begin at 5:30 pm. This is an open meeting, however, the meeting is physically closed to the public due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. The public may view the meeting from the lobby or Community Room in Town Hall, or virtually […]

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Town posts Gilroy’s missing comments

May 5. By Dave Vieser. Former Town Board Commissioner Dave Gilroy spoke out against the Mayes Meadow rezoning at Monday’s board meeting, except the town’s video streaming system failed and Gilroy’s comments were neither seen nor heard that evening. This comes after his comments were cut off at the town meeting April 6. Some conspiracy […]

Rendering of Mayes Meadow. (Bayard Development)

Mayes Meadow: A decision could come May 17

May 4. By Dave Vieser. The last time the Cornelius Town Board conducted a public hearing on the Mayes Meadow project, which consists of 160 homes to be built on vacant farmland, it was followed by negative comments as well as a recommendation for denial by the Planning Board. Last night the project was up […]

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Mayes Road project comes back to Town Board Monday

April 30. By Dave Vieser. Mayes Meadows, a project with 180 single-family homes on vacant farmland in Southeast Cornelius is back on the public hearing schedule. The Cornelius Board of Commissioners will hold a second rezoning hearing Monday May 3. Land use plan changes just adopted suggest higher densities than the Land Use Plan adopted […]

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Cornelius, meet Caroline. Caroline, meet Cornelius. Hearing is Monday

April 16. By Dave Vieser. The first public hearing on Caroline, a 17-acre mixed-use project proposed near Antiquity, is scheduled for Monday evening. Proffit Dixon, a Charlotte based developer, hopes to build on vacant property next to Greenway Gartens, the mixed-use project planned by Olde Mecklenburg Brewery at the northern end of Zion Avenue near […]

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Joe Douglas plans retail, offices adjacent to Cowboy site

April 16. By Dave Yochum. Restaurateur Joe Douglas is focusing on his 131 MAIN concept and real estate development activities and is in current conversations with “some strong local concepts and operators” for the now-closed COWBOY building. The 4,190-square-foot building, across Hwy. 21 from the proposed Atrium Health Acute Care Hospital, is listed for lease […]

New downtown land use guidance

April 12. By Dave Vieser. While most of the attention at last week’s Town Board Meeting was focused on the density changes in rural areas of Cornelius, the Town Board unanimously approved changes to the downtown area. These changes approved by the board April 5 go into effect immediately: 1 Expand the Town Center category […]

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Town Board’s 4-1 vote raises allowable density in rural preservation area

April 6. UPDATED. By Dave Vieser. Part of the remaining rural farmland in Cornelius near Mayes Road may soon become a thing of the past. On April 5, the Town Board changed the land use designation policy for this area, which comprises 173 acres, from low density rural to low density single family. The net […]

Planning Board dives into Land Use Plan

March 25. The Town of Cornelius Planning Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 29 to discuss potential updates to the Land Use Plan. The work session will be held in the Assembly Room at Town Hall, but it is closed to the public due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. The work session, […]

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Amidst fast growth, how to update the 2014 land use plan is the critical question

March 19. Dave Vieser. The March 18 special joint meeting between the Cornelius Town Board and the Cornelius Planning Board—the first such meeting since 2017—began a deeper dive into how to deal with the town’s land use plan and burgeoning growth. Last updated in 2014, the plan has come under fire from residents and some […]