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New building at Jetton and Bethel Church gains OK from Town Board

Sept. 7.  By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved the rezoning needed for a four-story mixed-use building that will be built on a vacant lot near the corner of Jetton Road Extension and Bethel Church Road. Details Developer Justin Ckezepis (Skadoosh Properties) of Cornelius plans to erect a mixed-use building comprised of retail, […]

Skadoosh Properties mixed-use on Bethel

Planning Board OKs 4-story building at Jetton Extension and Bethel

Aug. 9. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Planning Board has approved a four-story, mixed-use building for the corner of Jetton Road Extension and Bethel Church Road. Originally planned for five stories, the project was scaled back after concerns were voiced by town officials and residents. It now goes to the Town Board for a public […]

Zoning around proposed hospital on Hwy. 21

New hospital coming in 2024 will operate on former farm

July 19. By Dave Vieser. A $150 million hospital is coming to Cornelius in 2024. When completed, the first phase of the new Atrium hospital will contain 38 beds. Officials from the The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority outlined their proposal for Atrium’s hospital in Cornelius at the Town Board’s July 18 meeting. The property is the […]

Rendering of Atrium Health Lake Norman in Cornelius

Atrium will unveil plans for new hospital at tonight’s Town Board meeting

July 18. By Dave Vieser. Renderings of the new Atrium Cornelius Hospital will be unveiled during a special presentation tonight at the Town Board meeting. Atrium has already received a Certificate of Need for a 160,000 square-foot hospital with 30 beds on 97 acres—the former Augustalee property—on the west side of Statesville Road (Hwy. 21) […]

Tom Clark building proposal. Courtesy Town of Davidson

The late Tom Clark would be remembered with proposed redevelopment project in Davidson

June 13. By Dave Yochum. A proposal from the Thomas F. Clark Trust would preserve and expand upon historic buildings at 121-129 N. Main St. in Davidson. Prominent architect Chuck Travis, the former mayor of Cornelius and designer of some of the buildings in Birkdale Village, is the late Clark’s long-time architectural consultant. Clark, who […]

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Planning Board, Town Board OK revisions to Alexander Farm plan

May 17. By Dave Yochum. A request by Alexander Farms to increase a previously approved rezoning plan for 130 independent senior living units to 143 was unanimously approved by the Cornelius Town Board at last night’s meeting. Earlier in the day, the Planning Board had also approved the plan which includes relocating and preserving the […]

Sharecropper/tenant house / Photo by Jason Benavides

Town Board will take up Alexander Farm—and the tenant house—one more time

May 16. By Dave Yochum. Preserve Mecklenburg and the developer of Alexander Farms will go before the Cornelius Town Board tonight seeking approval for a preservation plan for the J. Wilson Alexander Farm Tenant House. The developer, Win Development, is also asking to increase the number of independent senior living units that will be built […]

Planning board takes up changes to Alexander Farm plan May 16

May 4. The Planning Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, May 16 to consider a recommendation on a proposed amendment to the previously approved rezoning plan for the Alexander Farm. The amendment proposes an increase in the number of senior apartments from 130 to 143 units, as well as the plan to preserve […]


Cornelius developer plans huge mixed-use project in Iredell

April 27. By Erica Batten. A Lake Norman developer that has transformed more than 120 acres in Sherrills Ford has now set its sights on Barium Springs in what could be the largest planned development in the Lake Norman region. Cornelius-based Prestige Corporate Development has acquired approximately 800 acres in a deal with Children’s Hope […]


Building boom. Or bust? Major projects face obstacles

April 22. By Dave Vieser. During 2021, the Cornelius Town Board approved rezoning for 1,442 residential units. While growth in Cornelius is inevitable, the numbers are still astonishing. Politically, the volume of residential units approved turned out to be problematic. Indeed, four of the five Town Board incumbents were not reelected; development was a major […]