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Board of Adjustment will rule on Total Wine sign

Dec. 12. By Dave Vieser. New sign options for the Total Wine store on Torrence Chapel Road will be considered for a variance by the Board of Adjustment at tonight’s meeting. In addition, the sign locations have been changed. “Total Wine will be located in the northern portion of the former Stein Mart location” said […]

Four appointed to Planning Board

July 19. By Dave Vieser. At the Monday July 18 Town Board meeting, Cornelius commissioners unanimously approved four new members to serve on the Town Planning Board. Commissioner Michael Osborne, who serves as liaison between the Town Board and the Planning Board, had previously interviewed the applicants and recommended their approval. All four terms are […]

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What do you think about left turns at Torrence Chapel?

March 22. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board plans to survey residents on eliminating left turns at the Torrence Chapel/Liverpool Parkway/West Catawba intersection. In a memo to the board, Deputy Manager Wayne Herron said “NCDOT has asked the Town for one last consideration regarding removing the left turns now versus in the future.” The […]

Alexander Farm at Westmoreland, Catawba

Alexander Farm bulldozing coming soon

Jan. 5. By Dave Vieser. The developers of the $110 million mixed-use project at Westmoreland and West Catawba say they could begin clearing the 55-acre farm late next month or early March, depending on contractor availability. The Alexander Farm was the last working farm on the west side of I-77 in Cornelius. There are no […]


Is a moratorium in Cornelius a real possibility?

Nov. 22. By Dave Vieser. People concerned about the number of residential projects approved in Cornelius during the past several years have suggested that the town should impose a building moratorium to put the brakes on new construction. In fact, the four successful challengers who were elected to the Town Board pledged to call a […]

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 […]

Traffic on W. Catawba

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 […]