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West Catawba

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NASCAR star buys Wher-Rena property, business

March 9. By Dave Yochum. A company associated with NASCAR star Joey Logano has purchased the 3.6-acre Wher-Rena property on West Catawba. Logano is the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series champion and the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford. At age 30, he is a 26-time Cup winner, including the 2015 Daytona 500. Property […]

Cameryn Elise is the name of the proposed apartment project on West Catawba

New apartments on W. Catawba pulled from Planning Board agenda

March 9. By Dave Vieser. Developer Jake Palillo’s pulled his controversial proposal for 252 apartment units on West Catawba from the Planning Board’s agenda just before the meeting yesterday. “We received an email around 4:30 Monday afternoon saying that the applicant asked that it be removed from the agenda,“ said Planning Board Member Susan Johnson. […]

Cameryn Elise is the name of the proposed apartment project on West Catawba

Planning staff recommends ‘no’ vote on W. Catawba apartment complex

March 8. By Dave Vieser. The Town of Cornelius Planning staff is recommending that the Planning Board turn down the Junker Property mixed-use project proposed by developer Jake Palillo. A staff report prepared for the Planning Board meeting tonight said the density in the proposal “far exceeds” the 2014 Land Use Plan recommendations. It’s also […]

Cameryn Elise is the name of the proposed apartment project on West Catawba

Hearing on W. Catawba apartment proposal on Monday

March 5. By Dave Vieser. A mixed-use project on West Catawba will be the subject of a Cornelius Planning Board public hearing this Monday March 8 beginning at 6:30 pm. Some neighbors have spoken out against developer Jake Palillo’s plan. Palillo is seeking rezoning to develop approximately 12.2 acres on West Catawba Avenue between Harbor […]

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Community meeting on mixed-use project is Wednesday

Nov. 16. By Dave Vieser. The community meeting at 5 pm Wednesday Nov. 18 on Jake Palillo’s mixed-use project with 252 apartments will be virtual via Zoom. In the past, these meetings have been held in person, usually at Town Hall, but town officials say times are different. “With the current atmosphere, and recent updated […]


Delays ahead: W. Catawba widening in the slow lane

Oct. 12. By Dave Vieser. The long-awaited widening of West Catawba Avenue from Jetton to Sam Furr will be delayed by at least four years. This, according to an eye-opening report issued this week by Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron. The delays are being caused by massive cash flow problems at the NCDOT, complicated by […]


We have the meat

June 17. West Catawba Avenue has been known for its banks, but, given new construction, it’s also the highway to fast food. Several fast food stores will be opening their doors soon, ranging from the new Chick-fil-A and Five Guys in the Catawba at Knox project just east of Bank of America to Cook Out, […]


Torrence Chapel Road study on Town Board agenda tonight

June 15. Cornelius commissioners are likely to give the go-ahead tonight to a $70,300 NCDOT study of the Torrence Chapel Road/West Catawba Avenue intersection. The town will pay $17,575 towards the study with the remainder covered by a state grant. The Town Board meeting begins at 7 pm, in Town Hall on Catawba Avenue. This […]