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Clearing for roundabout, apartments takes toll on landscape at Cornelius/Davidson border

March 19. By Dave Yochum. A roundabout ​being built on Main Street just south of the Norfolk Southern Railroad trestle has been years in the making but site work over the weekend caught people in Davidson and Cornelius by surprise. A vast swath of trees has been cut down to make way for the roundabout which will relieve […]

State of Junker property prompts concern from Planning Board member

March 18. By Dave Vieser. The Junker property, a mixed-use development on West Catawba continues to be a thorn in the side of local residents and officials. The newest issue involves incomplete clearance of trees, leaving large tree trunks spread over portions of the 12-acre property, as well as branches wrapped into phone and cable […]

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 […]

Roughly 20,000 sq. ft. of event space in existing homes

Griffin family proposing event venue, family compound on Nantz

Dec. 20. By Dave Yochum. Members of the Griffin family, former owners of the Griffin Brothers Tires, Wheels & Auto Repair chain, have unveiled plans to turn lakefront property on Nantz Road into an events venue. The project, which would need approval from the town, includes three smaller residences on a separate and adjacent parcel […]

Mills Market will be another transformational project downtown

Mill’s Market may take another step forward

Sept. 6. By Dave Vieser. A public hearing on Mill’s Market, a major downtown Cornelius development project, will take place on Monday Sept. 18 starting at 6 p.m. in 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 […]

Open letter to elected officials on growth

[Opinion] June 19. To: last cycle newly elected commissioners & long time mayor: From: Bill Brophey As a now 25 Year Cornelius Homeowner Citizen….THE TIME HAS COME FOR A ZERO GROWTH POLICY WITHIN CORNELIUS.  (I could never imagine such an attitude until 2023.) I understand property rights….realistic Growth trajectories…aspirations and all such good expectations, work, […]

What do you think? Public info session planned about Summit Farms

April 28. Developer Summit Farms LLC proposes to develop about 57 acres site to include a mix of commercial, residential and agricultural areas along Shearer Road. Summit Farms proposes 93 units and commercial services in a variety of building types, multiple open spaces including a working farm, and multi-use path facilities running along Shearer Road, […]

Rendering of Atrium Health Lake Norman in Cornelius

Atrium hospital plan comes before Town Board on Monday

March 3. By Dave Vieser. A final decision on the rezoning needed for the new 38 bed Atrium Hospital in Cornelius is on the Town Board agenda this coming Monday. All indications point to approval. The plan The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, doing business as Atrium Health, plans to build a 38-bed hospital containing 282,000 square […]

Public meeting Thursday for Growth Management Task Force recommendations

Jan. 17. By Dave Vieser. A meeting to explain the Land Use Plan recommendations made by the town’s Growth Management Task Force (GMTF) will be held Thursday Jan. 19 from 5 to 7 pm in Town Hall. The GTMF was formed after the new Town Board took office in 2021, and comes as a result […]

Crystal Lagoons

Developer plans ‘Crystal Lagoon’ in Huntersville

Oct. 21. By Dave Yochum. Developer Jake Palillo has a total of 270 acres of farmland on Hwy. 73 in Huntersville under contract with tentative plans to build a new-wave resort called Crystal Lagoons. “This is the newest type of development in the country today,” said Palillo, the developer behind Bailey’s Glen in Cornelius and […]