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Mills Market will be another transformational project downtown

Mills Market: Planning Board to review key downtown project tonight

Aug. 14. By Dave Vieser. Mills Market, a 2.3 acre mixed-use project planned for downtown Cornelius, will be reviewed this evening by the Planning Board. If the planners give it an OK, the project will then move on for a crucial town board rezoning public hearing, most likely to be held in September. The project […]

Mills Market will be another transformational project downtown

Developer retunes, scales back downtown Cornelius project

July 31. Dave Vieser. A significant number of modifications are being made to the Mills Market proposal for downtown Cornelius, which, if approved, will be located on a 2.3 acre site along the south side of Catawba Avenue, just east of Meridian Avenue. The new proposal is not as tall and not as dense as […]

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LKN Social District could expand downtown

June 14. By Dave Vieser. The LKN Social District, which currently runs along Catawba Avenue from the Cain Center for the Arts to Thigs at Meridian, could expand to the Plaza on the east side of the Cain Center and Cain Park which is in the back. It would make for an inviting venue for […]

Pre-revision: What the first iteration of Mill’s Market looked like

Mill’s Market: High expectations for prime downtown real estate

Feb. 22. By Dave Yochum. The proposed Mill’s Market project in downtown Cornelius will be worth on the order of $60 million at build-out—a massive amount worthy of uptown Charlotte—that comes on top of the new $25 million Cain Center for the Arts. Developer Mark Miller says he wants Mill’s Market to raise the bar […]

Davidson installs  dynamic ‘no right on red’ to improve pedestrian safety

Oct. 12. Davidson and the NC Department of Transportation is improving pedestrian safety with new LED signage at downtown signalized crosswalks  that provides a prominent alert to drivers turning right. The intersections are: Main Street and Griffith Street, Main Street and Concord Road, and Main Street and Chairman Blake Lane/South Street. LED message boards facing […]

More parking coming to downtown Cornelius

Dec. 21. By Dave Vieser. The Town of Cornelius has awarded a $712,957 contract to Sloan Construction for the construction of two new parking lots in downtown Cornelius as well as 25 new parking spaces behind Town Hall. Cornelius-based Sloan was the lowest of three construction firms which bid on the project which will comprise […]

OMB owner John Marrino makes his case at the Town Board meeting Sept. 7

Town Board approves Greenway Gartens, Caroline

Sept. 8. By Dave Vieser. Two mixed-use projects, which include 650 new residential units, was unanimously approved by the Town Board at their meeting last night. Despite opposition from some in attendance—including the chair of the Park Department and a former town commissioner running for his old seat—the town board members said the two projects […]

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Historic day: Cain Center for the Arts breaks ground

May 14. The Cain Center for the Arts took a giant step forward this morning with the official groundbreaking in downtown Cornelius. The $25 million regional arts center, which is expected to be completed in December of 2022, is named for Cornelius residents Ericka and Bill Cain, who contributed $5 million to the project which […]

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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Achievement unlocked: Cain Center groundbreaking is May 14

March 16. Groundbreaking for the $25 million Cain Center for the Arts will be May 14 in downtown Cornelius. The ceremony will celebrate more than six years of hard work to bring a world-class facility for arts and culture to the Lake Norman region. “We’re very excited to finally see our vision come to life,” […]