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Same location before there was a Lake Norman

Can you say geospatial: Find your home site 86 years ago

Feb. 12. By Dave Yochum. Have you ever wondered what your property looked like from the air 30 years ago? Seventy-two years ago? How about 85 years ago? Mecklenburg County Geospatial Information Services (GIS) is starting 2024 with a Historical Aerial Photo Viewer that lets you zoom into a specific location and view changes over […]

Traffic on W. Catawba

Analysis: Growth vs lack of road improvements looks like the No. 1 issue

July 19. Dave Vieser. Just in case anyone needed to be reminded, road improvements and growth have become the major topics of concern in this election year. The sudden reversal of fortunes Monday evening for Cornelius Business Park is the most recent example. There were several other significant developments concerning transportation issues this week in […]

Robert Carney filed today at the Board off Elections

Robert Carney tosses his hat in the ring for Cornelius Town Board

July 13. Cornelius resident Robert Carney, an 8-year resident of Cornelius, will run for the Cornelius Board of Commissioners. The former executive director of both the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corp. and the Cabarrus County Economic Development Corp. plans to make growth management and transportation the central issues of his campaign. “Cornelius has reached a […]

Click here to watch the full panel discussion | Photos by Jason Benavides

Fast growth, lack of infrastructure, social media play roles in development saga

  NEWSMAKERS BREAKFAST | By Erica Batten and Dave Vieser A panel discussion hosted by Business Today and Cornelius Today in June focused on the persistent issue of development in a region that takes pride in both its vibrant, forward-looking stance and its small-town atmosphere as well as low property tax rates. While “smart growth” […]

Open letter to elected officials on growth

[Opinion] June 19. To: last cycle newly elected commissioners & long time mayor: From: Bill Brophey As a now 25 Year Cornelius Homeowner Citizen….THE TIME HAS COME FOR A ZERO GROWTH POLICY WITHIN CORNELIUS.  (I could never imagine such an attitude until 2023.) I understand property rights….realistic Growth trajectories…aspirations and all such good expectations, work, […]

Planning Board will meet again on Growth Management recommendations

April 13. The Cornelius Planning Board will hold a Special Meeting on the Growth Management Task Force (GMTF) recommendations on April 25. The meeting will be held at 4 pm in Room 203 in Town Hall. The Cornelius Town Board formed the growth management task force a year ago, after growth vs. infrastructure became the […]

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Discussion to focus on growth management

Feb. 16. The Town of Cornelius is changing its format from Connecting Cornelius to Town Talk, an hour-long single-issue series that will take a closer look at the important topics. Growth management is the topic Thursday, Feb. 23, and will try to envision what you see when you imagine Cornelius in 2042. Commissioners Denis Bilodeau […]

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Town Board calls time-out on some new projects

Dec. 21. By Dave Yochum. The Town Board voted 5-0 Monday night for a resolution calling for a time-out on multi-family projects and development of land set aside for rural preservation. Additionally, the resolution, which states that traffic congestion in Cornelius is “overwhelming and critical,” calls for a prompt review and revision of the town’s […]

Planning Board, Town Board will hold a joint meeting March 18

March 10. By Dave Vieser. A special joint meeting between the Cornelius Town Board and the Planning Board has been scheduled for Thursday March 18 beginning at 5 pm. at Town Hall. The meeting purpose is to coordinate a review of the towns land use plan. Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron announced the meeting this […]


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 […]