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Retail project on W. Catawba at Knox stuck in traffic modeling right now

May 11. The approval process for the new shopping center at West Catawba and Knox Road has come to a halt while the town’s traffic engineer compiles new data in conjunction with the NCDOT. Cornelius Planning Director Wayne Herron anticipates that the required hearings before the town Architectural Review Board, Planning Board and Board of […]

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Debt will help fund roads, parks

Cornelius will prepare a $6.7 million bond sale in late July, with the proceeds being used for transportation/road improvements and upgrades in the town’s park system. Commissioners authorized the sale of the bonds, approved by voters in 2013, at their May 7 meeting. At the same meeting, the board authorized staff to start preparing a […]

Controversial project still alive; developer pays new fee

  May 7. By Dave Vieser. The developer of a proposed 99-unit housing development on South Street  has paid $3,750 to keep his application active through Oct. 31. Joe Roy, representing Charlotte based Meeting Street Cos, paid the triple application fee for a zoning change permit on April 30. The town code permits such extensions of […]


Meeting for project near Catawba at Nantz is May 9

April 28.A community meeting to outline development proposed for the intersection of West Catawba Avenue and Nantz Road will take place on Wednesday May 9, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Cornelius Town Hall. The meeting will be conducted by the developer, Convenience Development Partners LLC, of Huntersville. The proposal calls for the development […]

Cornelius Town Board closes gate discussion

March 21. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius has adopted new regulations which will allow gated communities on privately owned streets. The rules, part of an updated version of the town’s Land Development Code, were adopted unanimously at the Board of Commissioners meeting. The town’s Land Development Code has prohibited gated streets and subdivisions since at least 1996. […]

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RSVP: Newsmakers Breakfast on Affordable Housing is Wednesday

Affordable housing—an increasingly important subject as property values soar—will be the topic of the Cornelius Today and Business Today Newsmakers Breakfast Wednesday March 21 at The Peninsula Club. Workforce housing is the term used by planners and economic developers to describe suitable living accommodations for people like first responders, single parents, teachers and service workers […]

​Town Board  delays approval of larger landscape buffers

Feb. 22. The Cornelius Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to hold off on any decision regarding changes to the town’s land development code, specifically an increase in the size of the street landscape buffer required for new projects. “This would have been the final step in a multi-year update to our code,” said Town Planning […]


Pizza Hut will move, old building coming down; Wendy’s opens Tuesday

Feb. 1. By Dave Vieser. Fast fast food changes are coming to Cornelius. The Pizza Hut on West Catawba will be demolished and a new one will open a little west at Lakeshore Market Place. Burger lovers take heart; the new Wendy’s at 20410 West Catawba Ave. opens Tuesday. For Wendy’s General Manager Robert Goff, the […]

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Infill project on Town Board agenda

Jan. 16. It’s a small residential development, but how the Cornelius Town Board votes on Oakbrooke Inc.’s plan to rezone and develop 1.63 acres at the end of the Queen Street will provide insight on how the board balances concerns over development against the rights of property owners. Oakbrooke wants to build five new homes […]


Knox: ‘Regionalism’ is how our area succeeds

By Kate Stevens. The future of Davidson lies in collaboration and team work with other north Mecklenburg towns and the city of Charlotte, said Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox. “Regionalism is going to be very important for how our area survives and succeeds,” said Knox. “Those relationships have to be built up and that’s going to […]