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Chris Smiley: 30 years on W. Catawba

White House Gardens moving to Denver after 30 years on W. Catawba

Feb. 9. By Dave Yochum. White House Gardens, a fixture on West Catawba for 30 years, is moving to Denver to make way for a new 195-unit residential complex from the developer of the luxury Watermark condominiums. “Cornelius has been great to me,” said White House owner Chris Smiley, who is now 63. Having opened […]

Junker site on W. Catawba

Junker project on W. Catawba under way

Feb. 7.  By Dave Vieser. Clearing has begun on what’s known as the Junker project—a multi-family development on West Catawba Avenue whose approval shook local politics back in 2021. The site currently includes the familiar White House Gardens on the west side of West Catawba. The operation is expected to close later this spring. Coming […]

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Greenway Gartens, Caroline take another step forward

Feb. 1. By Dave Vieser. Architectural plans for the Greenway Gartens project, one of two major developments planned for the northeast section of Cornelius, received a thumbs up at this week’s meeting of the Architectural Review Board. Any further reviews will be handled at the county level, according to Senior Town Planner Aaron Tucker. The […]

Architectural Review Board will review Greenway Gartens plans

Jan. 24. Northwood Ravin’s plans for four multi-family apartment buildings as part of the Greenway Gartens project—on the future South Street Extension—come before the Architectural Review Board Friday for review and recommendations on proposed building elevations. Northwood Raven will be presenting their proposed multifamily building design to the ARB for actual approval. Once they receive […]

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After more than 100 years, Smithville’s time has come

RENEWAL | By Erica Batten July 19. In the year since the Town of Cornelius approved the small-area plan proposed by the Smithville Community Coalition, the nonprofit has been steadily moving forward with its revitalization and affordable housing efforts for the historically African American community in the heart of Cornelius. A tour of the area, […]

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” […]

Caroline project near Antiquity Bridge can move forward, as well as 3 other projects east of Hwy. 115

Sewer capacity issue fixed, with help from Cabarrus Water & Sewer

July 10. By Dave Vieser. A sewer capacity issue which threatened to delay four major residential developments has been resolved. An agreement between Charlotte Water and Cabarrus County, combined with the completion of several capital improvements, ultimately resolved the capacity issue. The projects are all east of Main Street/Hwy. 115. “In our discussions with Charlotte […]


Developments left undone: Cornelius could be much busier than it is

June 6. By Dave Vieser. If you think Cornelius is busy, it could be quite a bit busier had more than two dozen approved projects broken ground. The projects were expected to generate more traffic—and tax revenue—and the entire issue played a role in the 2021 Town Board election. Four out of five commissioners were […]

Town Board lifts hold on residential zoning

May 2. Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved recommended Land Use Plan changes submitted by the Growth Management Task Force (GMTF). At the same time, the board lifted a hold on residential zoning which had been in effect for 16 months. “The focus here is to allow good business projects and not focus […]

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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 […]