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Economic Development

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OMB rendering: Brewery, beer garden and residences

OMB hearing delayed

April 15. By Dave Vieser. A public hearing before the Cornelius Planning Board concerning a major mixed-use project on the north end of Zion Avenue known as Greenway Gartens has been delayed to May 10 at the earliest according to town officials. “The applicant requested that we move the project from the April 12 meeting […]

OMB rendering: Brewery, beer garden and residences

OMB unveils draft plans for major development near downtown

Feb. 16. By Dave Vieser. The initial reaction to Old Mecklenburg Brewery’s plan for a large mixed-use project, complete with 398 apartments, 50 townhomes, a brewery and a beer garden, was all positive at Monday’s Cornelius Town Board Meeting. Greenway Gartens would occupy about 24 acres on the northern end of Zion Avenue where Curtis […]


I-77 Express will allow extended commercial vehicles starting Feb. 8

Feb. 5. I-77 Mobility Partners and the NC Dept. of Transportation will allow more types of vehicles into the I-77 Express lanes starting Feb. 8. Larger two-axle vehicles and vehicles pulling single axle trailers can begin using the express lanes. “Expanding the type of vehicle that can enter the toll lanes is an acknowledgment that […]

Architect rendering

New car showroom by the numbers: 75 new jobs, 30 acres, $17 million investment

Feb. 2. By Dave Vieser. Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep has down-sized plans for a new showroom and mixed-use development on Chartown Drive just south of Life Fellowship Church. Based on conversation with neighbors, the veteran dealer removed plans for an off-road vehicle testing area. Owner Jack Salman also agreed to keep test drives out […]

Virtual community meeting Jan. 4 on new project

Dec. 29. By Dave Vieser. A virtual community meeting will be conducted on Monday Jan. 4 to discuss a project that would include a new car showroom for Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram on Chartown Drive. The expansion and rezoning request has been submitted by DB Automotive Real Estate Holdings, which owns the facilities […]

OMB evening

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, […]

Chase branch on West Catawba

Chase opens Cornelius branch today

Nov. 23. By Dave Vieser. Chase Bank’s Cornelius branch opens its doors today with full service in-person banking as well as drive through and ATM services at the two-story 3,000 square foot facility. The bank will be open Monday-Friday from 9-5 and Saturdays from 9-1. Chase officials said they are excited about the new branch. […]


Planning a town: Fast growth means revisiting 2015 plan

Sept. 17. By Dave Vieser. When the Cornelius Town Board was holding public hearings concerning the controversial Townhomes at Washam Potts development, members of the community as well as current and former Commissioners noted that the town’s land use plan needed an update. They are all about to get their wish. A Land Use Plan […]

Huntersville getting 61 new jobs in new plant on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road

July 9. Nutec Group will build a new, 62,500 square foot advanced manufacturing facility on Mount Holly Huntersville Road in Huntersville. The industrial insulation company will create 61 new jobs. Nutec, headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, has plants in Brazil, Mexico and Spain. The Charlotte Chamber, Charlotte Regional Partnership, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, EnergyUnited […]


Bicycling as economic developer gains speed

By Dave Yochum. In the world of urban design, economic development and desirable communities, biking is one of the hottest things on two wheels. Kathleen Rose, founder Rose & Associates Southeast, a thriving real estate and economic development advisory services company in Davidson, says bike lanes, trails and greenways are “among the most revered amenities in […]