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Smithville to Washam greenway may be back on track

Feb. 27. By Dave Vieser. A project for which the town received a $2.4 million state grant in 2017 and appropriated $1.7 million in 2018 may yet be resuscitated after a multi-year delay. Known initially as the Smithville to Washam Greenway and Westmorland Multi-Use Path (MUP), the McDowell Creek East Greenway would create a 2.3 […]

Stream restoration plan gets Town Board OK

April 13. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius commissioners approved a joint project with Mecklenburg County to restore Dana’s Branch Stream, just west of I-77 near McDowell Creek Greenway. The project will restore approximately 4,800 linear feet of town-maintained stream and up to 5,800 linear feet of county-maintained stream, according to Assistant Town Manager Tyler Beardsley. McDowell […]

Plum Creek Phase 2 opens March 27

March 24. The half-mile-long Plum Creek Greenway Phase II will officially open Monday March 27 with a dedication ceremony at 10:30 a.m. The segment connects the Hough High multi-use path to the existing South Print Rocky River Greenway in Davidson. Parking will be available at the Hough High School Student Lot. The best address to […]

HAWK light installation

Look for new pedestrian lights on Westmoreland

Aug. 8. By Dave Vieser. Motorists approaching the pedestrian crossing on Westmoreland Road near the intersection of Lake Pines Drive and Amberwood Glen Drive should soon be prepared to stop for a Hawk. No, not a bird, but a High Intensity Activated Crosswalk, abbreviated as HAWK. Expected to be installed within the next several weeks, […]

McDowell Creek Greenway Phase II / Jason Benavides photo

Greenway officially opens with ceremony on Saturday

Dec. 9. The Town of Cornelius will dedicate the new McDowell Creek Greenway—Phase 2 runs from Magnolia Estates Drive to Westmoreland Road—at noon on Saturday. The ceremony will be at the trailhead near the Publix parking lot. What is it? For cyclists and walkers, it’s a safe route from the Publix area to Birkdale. (You […]