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West Catawba

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Waffle House on W. Catawba closed for good

  July 27. The Waffle House on West Catawba is closed for good, according to the people at Waffle House corporate in Georgia. The Waffle House location was open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for years in the same location. No word on who or what will move in. If you’ve ever […]

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The creation of a traffic mast takes time

July 22. By Dave Yochum. When a dump truck with its bed still in the raised position struck a traffic light at West Catawba and Jetton Road last year, it was a moment in Cornelius transportation history. The big Kenworth driven by a Concord man bent the mast or pole that holds up the arm […]


W. Catawba widening: Delays ahead

June 15. By Dave Vieser. It looks like the $50 million widening of West Catawba Avenue from Jetton Road to Sam Furr Road will not be completed until 2027. Indeed, construction is still several years away from starting. Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron provided an update on local road improvements at Monday’s Planning Board meeting. […]


Alexander Farm construction will start in 4th quarter

June 10. By Dave Yochum. The developer of the Alexander Farm property at Westmoreland and West Catawba says they will break ground on the $110 million mixed-use project during the fourth quarter of this year. The development includes single-family homes, a Lidl grocery store, additional retail and an age-restricted, resort-style apartment complex. Florida-based WIN Development […]

The Junker parcel lies between Junker Drive and Harborview facing W. Catawba

Town Board meeting: Hearings on W. Catawba project, FY 21-22 budget

June 8. By Dave Vieser. The final public hearing on the Junker Project, a five-story, mixed-use project proposed for West Catawba just to the east of the Wher-Rena boat showroom, attracted 11 residents in person on Monday June 7, all in opposition. There was one email in favor. The town’s proposed $26.1 million budget for […]

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Final public hearing on plans for apartments/retail is Monday at Town Hall

June 4. By Dave Vieser. The final public hearing on a controversial rezoning request to build a five-story mixed use complex on West Catawba Avenue will be conducted Monday June 7 beginning at 5 pm at Cornelius Town Hall. The project, proposed by veteran Mecklenburg builder Jake Palillo, has generated considerable opposition. The project, which […]

The Junker parcel lies between Junker Drive and Harborview facing W. Catawba

Plan for 252-unit apartment project may go to Town Board Monday

June 2. The Cornelius Planning Board has recommended by a 6-0 vote that the Town Board deny a rezoning request from veteran North Meck builder Jake Palillo. He is planning 252 unit apartment complex with commercial space on West Catawba just east of the Wher-Rena property. Tuesday’s vote was on a revised site plan for […]

Revised West Catawba project will come back to Planning Board

May 24. By Dave Vieser. Jake Palillo, a builder seeking the town’s OK to erect a mixed-use development on West Catawba Avenue, plans to submit a revised plan which would devote 50 percent of the commercial space for restaurants while retaining 250 apartments. A public hearing before the Planning Board has been scheduled for Tuesday […]


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. […]