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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, […]

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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 […]

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Public hearing on ‘Retreat at W. Catawba’ pushed to Feb. 18

By Dave Vieser. The public hearing on the Retreat at West Catawba project, originally scheduled for Tuesday Jan. 22 at Cornelius Town Hall, is expected to be delayed until Monday Feb. 18 at 7 pm. The proposal calls for as many as 42 townhomes and two commercial buildings on a 9.5 acre parcel. The property […]

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Cornelius QuikTrip: At a crossroads

By Dave Vieser. QuikTrip’s arrival in Cornelius has been anything but quick: Efforts to reach a consensus on the intersection of Hwy. 21 and Catawba Avenue have gone in circles. Now QT says it may lease the forlorn property rather than redevelop it. Officials at QuikTrip as well as Cashion’s and nearby businesses oppose the […]

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Elegantly simple Zion Ave. house gets Historic Landmark designation

Nov. 6. A restored 113-year-old Queen Anne style house on Zion Avenue has received Historic Landmark designation, one of only a handful in Cornelius. The Sherrill-Robbins House, now the offices of real estate attorney Susan Irvin, retains its wide wood trim, wooden floors and a distinctive wooden cross design in the front gable. The left […]

Antiquity Woods project withdrawn from re-zoning process

Nov. 5. By Dave Vieser. Plans for Antiquity Woods, a 99-unit housing development on the edge of Davidson—but inside Cornelius—have been withdrawn even though the developer has paid thousands of dollars in fees to extend the application at Town Hall. Charlotte-based Meeting Street Cos. paid a total of  $7,500 to the town in application and […]

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Crescent’s controversial Potts Street project stopped

Oct. 18. By Dave Vieser. A plan for 246 apartments on the Davidson/Cornelius town line near Potts Street has hit a dead end. Davidson’s Town Board has voted unanimously to reject Crescent Communities’ request for an extension of water and sewer service to the development. Roads to and from the proposed Davidson site traverse an […]

Vote early, not often for Congress, legislators, judges, transportation bond

Oct. 11. Early voting starts Wednesday Oct. 17 at Cornelius Town Hall. A new expanded schedule means voters can cast their ballots from 7 am to 7 pm, weekdays, Oct. 17 through Nov. 2, as well as Saturday Oct. 27 from 10 am-5 pm, Sunday Oct. 28 from 1-4 pm and  8 am to 1 […]

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People semi-annoyed over truck parking

July 23. The Town of Cornelius is looking at a change in the town code which would tighten regulations for commercial tractor trailer parking in the town. The move was spurred by complaints about large commercial trailers left for days on an unsightly commercial property near Planet Fitness—only a block from the Lake Norman welcome […]

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Raising speed limits on Jetton under consideration

July 17. Dave Vieser.  Town officials are looking at yet another way to fix the Old Jetton/Jetton Road intersection: Prohibit left turns or straight movements from Old Jetton Road. The new option would leave traffic departing the Brooklyn South parking lot as it is now. Meanwhile, commissioners discussed raising the speed limit back to 45 mph—or […]

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