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Pool gets green light from Planning Board

July 9. The Cornelius Planning Board decided that a Cornelius property may have a swimming pool in the front yard, due to an unusual set of circumstances. Marc Lomartire is building a home at 18300 Nantz Road. The property has two front yards: One on Nantz, the other on Delray Drive. He had been advised […]

Planning Board may expand to 10 members

April 10. By Dave Vieser. Tentative plans to enlarge the Planning Board received a positive response from current planning board members and will now be sent to the Cornelius Town Board for further review. The current board has seven members, with three alternates. The proposal is to take the board to 10 members, with no […]

The Serve: 3D birds-eye view

The Serve gets green light from Planning Board

March 12. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Planning Board gave The Serve—a proposed 16-court pickleball facility and restaurant on Chartown Drive—a thumbs up at their March 11 meeting. The positive recommendation comes with a number of conditions, which will be reviewed by the Town Board as soon as April 1. Details DB Entertainment is seeking […]

Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson brings real estate experience to Town Board

Dec. 6. By Dave Vieser. When Susan Johnson was named Cornelius Planning Board chair in December, 2021, she had little reason to believe she would be leaving the post after only two years. But on Monday she rolled off the planning board upon her swearing in on the Town Board. Johnson will also bring a […]

Planning Board to decide on Bailey Road project tonight

June 12. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Planning Staff has recommended that the town Planning Board approve the Cornelius Business Park rezoning at their meeting this evening June 12, in Town Hall. However, the recommendation contains 11 detailed conditions which the developer must agree to, some of which are unique to the project which is […]

Rox Burhans is new Cornelius planning director

Feb. 14. Rox Burhans is the new planning director for the Town of Cornelius. He was most recently the director of development services for Lancaster County in South Carolina. Burhans was planning director in Indian Trail from 2011 to 2019. Burhans, who has 18 years of planning experience, has a BS from Florida State in […]


Hotel, conference center, apartments coming before Planning Board

Aug. 4. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Planning Board will conduct a public review of a major development project known as Sefton Park on Monday Aug. 9 starting at 6:30 pm. South Carolina-based Shaw Resources wants to build 344 apartment units, 7,800 square feet of commercial space and a hotel and conference center on 10 […]

Public hearing on new neighborhood of $500K homes

Oct. 20.  By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board conducted two brief public hearings Monday evening regarding the rezoning needed for 16 new homes in the area of the Forest at Bailey Glen. Neither hearing attracted any comments from the public. Builder Jake Palillo said the homes would have a price point in excess of […]


Final public hearing Monday on Alexander Farm development

Sept. 18. By Dave Vieser. Monday evening Sept. 21 will be the last opportunity for residents to speak out for or against the $110 million mixed-use development planned for the 55-acre Alexander Farm in Cornelius. The Town Board Public Hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 pm, and those wishing to comment will have two […]

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Tug of war over development review may be over

Sept. 16. By Dave Vieser. A procedural change which would have taken some approval power out of the hands of the Town Board may be sent back to a town advisory board for further review. The change, which the town’s Planning Board approved at their Monday meeting, generated concerns from at least two of the […]