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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 […]

Cain Center for the Arts design by Steinberg Hart | Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture

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,” […]

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More ‘active adult’ residential planned near downtown

Feb. 25. By Dave Vieser. Proffit Dixon, a Charlotte based developer, hopes to build a mixed-use project on 17 acres just north of downtown Cornelius. Dubbed “Caroline,” the project would include active adult residences on land that adjoins Greenway Gartens, the mixed-use project planned by Olde Mecklenburg Brewery at the north end of Zion Avenue. […]

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Olde Mecklenburg drafts plans for larger mixed-use project

Dec. 17. Plans for a brewery and beer garden at the old Curtis Screw site near downtown Cornelius have grown into a larger mixed-use project with 398 apartments, 50 townhomes, retail and, of course, a brewery and beer garden. The plans were presented at a virtual meeting of the town’s pre-development committee yesterday. John Marrino, […]

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Today! ‘Tawba Walk 2-8 pm downtown

Sept. 19. The Cornelius ‘Tawba Walk , starting at 2 today, is an eclectic art crawl with music and food  in the heart of old Cornelius. Cornelius Today is sponsoring the photography exhibit 6-8 pm in the Cornelius Arts Center. Catch the cool cars at Cornelius Presbyterian, noon to 3.