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Guest Opinion: Blending the new and old Cornelius is no small task

March 27. By Paula Wolfe. [Opinion] Growth and development in Cornelius are booming these days. Seemingly, everywhere and all at once. A landscape or landmark could be completely changed by the time you pass by from morning to evening on your daily commute. We all knew change was coming. The plans were out there and […]

Woody Washam

Washam looks to the future as fourth term begins Monday

Nov. 30. By Dave Yochum. Woody Washam says he is “excited and very optimistic” about his upcoming fourth term as mayor which officially begins at his swearing-in ceremony Monday, Dec. 4 at Town Hall. Also being sworn in: Two incumbents and three newcomers to the Town Board. “I plan to renew and enhance our efforts […]

Elevations of Cornelius Commerce Center

The story behind the vote on Cornelius Commerce Center

ANALYSIS | By Dave Vieser Aug. 15. From a reporter’s point of view Monday July 17 was one of the more interesting nights at Town Hall in years. A rezoning application for a commercial project on Bailey Road was withdrawn by applicant Drew Thigpen of Greenway Gibbons Properties to the loud applause of nearly 80 attendees. […]

Landowner gives his thoughts on growth and development

July 18. What sometimes gets lost in the managed growth equation is that property owners have rights too, within reason of course. Greenberg Gibbons’ Cornelius Commerce Center proposal, which was withdrawn last night, was backed by the landowners—the eighth and ninth generation at that. Speaking at a public hearing, Wes Hunter, son of the property […]

Letter: Cornelius Business Park speaks out after Town Board vote

July 18. OPINION. We are both surprised and disappointed by the Cornelius Town Board’s decision tonight to deny Greenberg Gibbons the opportunity to present new information about the proposed Cornelius Business Park. The company has worked with Town staff for years to create a project that best served the Cornelius community. Upon request of the […]

36-acre site on the north side of Bailey, just east of Hwy. 115

Town Board meets tonight; hearing most likely will be postponed

July 17. The public hearing for the Cornelius Business Park is still on the agenda for tonight’s Town Board meeting but developer Greenburg Gibbons has asked that it be moved to Aug. 21. Drew Thigpen, of Greenburg Gibbons, said he wanted the delay so he can have more time to respond to concerns raised by […]

SOLD OUT: Newsmakers Breakfast June 22 on development

NEWSMAKERS BREAKFAST | JUNE 22 Three Lake Norman leaders—a developer, a former Huntersville mayor and a sitting town commissioner in Cornelius—will discuss the state of development amidst the current climate in and around Lake Norman at a Newsmakers Breakfast June 22 at The Peninsula Club. [THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT] The event features: John Aneralla, […]

Photo by Jason Benavides

Hold on conditional zoning requests may be lifted at May 1 Town Board meeting

April 28. By Dave Vieser. The hold on conditional zoning requests for residential projects may be lifted at  Monday’s Cornelius Town Board Meeting. “If the Town Board chooses to adopt the Planning Board recommendations regarding the Land Use Plan Growth Management Task Force draft Monday evening, we have also placed a request for the Town […]


Cornelius dilemma: Growth brings conflicting opinions

April 17. By Dave Vieser. As Cornelius continues to grow, many well-meaning residents find themselves on opposite sides of two major issues: Managed growth and affordable housing. Two separate town-appointed committees, the Growth Management Task Force (GMTF) and the Mayor’s Housing Study Committee, have issued recommendations to the Town Board, and town officials are working […]

Suburban planning

Changes in complex land use plan sent back to Planning Board

April 4. By Dave Vieser. Despite months of public input, the Cornelius Town Board is still not satisfied with the final changes in the town’s land use plan. At their April 3 meeting, the commissioners sent the recommendations back to the Planning Board and the Growth Management Task Force (GMTF) for further clarification. The GMTF […]