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Town advertising for new planning director

June 14. By Dave Vieser. In the midst of several rezoning proposals, the Town of Cornelius has reassigned Planning Director Aaron Tucker to his former post of senior planner. Tucker was named planning director in January of 2020 after joining the town in 2018. The position is advertised on the town’s web site. Town Manager […]


Planning Board will discuss W. Catawba on Monday

June 11. By Dave Vieser. Interested in how West Catawba Avenue will look in the future? Access www.cornelius.org on the internet Monday evening June 14 beginning at 6:30 pm to watch the Planning Board meeting. The main subject of discussion will be possible land use plan changes for the Village Center section of town, which […]

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Town reschedules 2 public hearings

Nov. 23. By Dave Vieser. A triple header of controversial public hearings originally set for Dec. 7, which could have attracted a large crowd to Cornelius Town Hall, has been split up to avoid any possible issues with COVID-19 regulations. The only hearing that remains on the Dec. 7 agenda is developer Jake Palillo’s rezoning […]


Hotel, mixed-use project proposed for Sefton Park Road

Oct. 20. By Dave Vieser. A mixed-use development on 10 acres of vacant land on Sefton Park near the CATS Park & Ride facility would include a hotel and conference center. To be known as Sefton Park, the plan includes four land parcels on both sides of Sefton Park, which connects Jetton Road to Liverpool […]

More than 100 political signs outside of Town Hall

Breakin my mind: Signs, signs everywhere, but within reason

Oct. 13. By ​Dave Vieser​. As political campaign signs sprout up throughout the town, Cornelius officials moved closer Monday evening to changing the town’s sign law to match state ordinances. The Planning Board gave a unanimous stamp of approval to several modifications, sending them to the Town Board for final approval. There are several elements […]


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 […]

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Planning board OKs change for subdivisions; next stop Town Board

Sept. 15. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Planning Board gave a unanimous thumbs up to a procedural change which will take some approval power out of the hands of the Town Board. The change, which was voted on at their Monday meeting, now goes to the Town commissioners for final approval. Under the proposal, subdivisions […]


Alexander Farm plan now includes widening Westmoreland from Eagle Ridge to W. Catawba

Aug. 25. By Dave Vieser. Widening Westmoreland Road to four lanes from West Catawba Avenue to Eagle Ridge Drive was part of the road improvements agreed to last night by the developers of the $110 million Alexander Farm project planned by WIN Development of Bellaire Beach, Florida. The plan, which was approved unanimously by the […]