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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 […]


Traffic matters back up Alexander Farm hearing

Aug. 6. By Dave Vieser. A public hearing on the $110 million Alexander Farm project, scheduled for Monday Aug. 10, is expected to be postponed until later this month. “We will be recommending that the Planning Board consider tabling the project until a special meeting on Monday, August 24th at 6:30 pm,” said Planning Director […]

Alexander Farm at Westmoreland, Catawba

Alexander Farm project faces traffic issues

Aug. 6. By Dave Vieser. The would-be developers of the Alexander Farm property in Cornelius have been working hard to try and convince local officials and residents that their plans for the 55-acre farm are appropriate and responsible. However, in the final analysis, it may be the NC Dept. of Transportation which has the final […]

Alexander Farm at Westmoreland, Catawba

Town clarifies purpose of Alexander Farm meeting tonight

June 29. By Dave Vieser. The Alexander Farm item listed on Monday’s Planning Board agenda for “consideration of approval” is actually only an information presentation. No vote or decision will be taken tonight. “The applicant requested an information session to update the Planning Board on what they have submitted for review, which is their prerogative,” […]

Upscale condos will target active adults

NC Homes Associates plans to build 110 upscale age-restricted living units on property purchased from a church blessed with abundant land in Cornelius. The development company paid roughly $1 million for 8.45 acres of land owned by Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Groundbreaking is planned for late this year. There are 100 condo units up […]


Land ripe for development hints at our agrarian past

By Dave Vieser. With the 104-acre Augustalee property under contract for a possible sale, it’s a good time to look at three other development sites, two of which hearken back to Cornelius’ past as a farming community during the 18th and 19th centuries. It looks like they will be plowed under in the coming years, […]


Strip shopping center sells

June 6. Turnberry Place, the strip shopping center that is home to Matt’s Chicago Dogs, has sold for $3.5 million. Ziff Properties, based in Mount Pleasant, SC, bought the property from Turnberry Equities in Charlotte. The property was the home of Sushi at the Lake as well as the old Mail Boxes Etc. franchise, owned […]