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36-acre site on the north side of Bailey, just east of Hwy. 115

Town Board meets tonight; hearing most likely will be postponed

July 17. The public hearing for the Cornelius Business Park is still on the agenda for tonight’s Town Board meeting but developer Greenburg Gibbons has asked that it be moved to Aug. 21. Drew Thigpen, of Greenburg Gibbons, said he wanted the delay so he can have more time to respond to concerns raised by […]

Town Board lifts hold on residential zoning

May 2. Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved recommended Land Use Plan changes submitted by the Growth Management Task Force (GMTF). At the same time, the board lifted a hold on residential zoning which had been in effect for 16 months. “The focus here is to allow good business projects and not focus […]

Town will tackle real estate sign rules—first time since 2010

Jan. 30. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius officials will embark upon a thorough review of regulations for temporary real estate/commercial signs. Most of these signs are of the familiar “property for sale” and the rules haven’t been changed since 2010. At the Town Board’s Jan. 17 meeting, commissioners and town staff agreed that some clarification is […]

Public meeting Thursday for Growth Management Task Force recommendations

Jan. 17. By Dave Vieser. A meeting to explain the Land Use Plan recommendations made by the town’s Growth Management Task Force (GMTF) will be held Thursday Jan. 19 from 5 to 7 pm in Town Hall. The GTMF was formed after the new Town Board took office in 2021, and comes as a result […]

Sign of the wines

Nov. 3. By Dave Vieser. A public hearing has been scheduled for Monday Nov. 14 at 6:30 pm in Town Hall to determine if Total Wine may install an oversized sign at their new location in Cornelius. Total Wine will be occupying part of the former Steinmart store. Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron said town […]

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Town Board sinks Flagship plan for garages out front

Oct. 4. The Town Board last night turned down a request from the Flagship neighborhood that would have allowed them to build stand-alone garages in their front yards—a major no-no in Cornelius. In this case, the Flagship front yards are hundreds of feet deep, set back from Bethel Church Road by gates and a common […]

New building at Jetton and Bethel Church gains OK from Town Board

Sept. 7.  By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved the rezoning needed for a four-story mixed-use building that will be built on a vacant lot near the corner of Jetton Road Extension and Bethel Church Road. Details Developer Justin Ckezepis (Skadoosh Properties) of Cornelius plans to erect a mixed-use building comprised of retail, […]

Planning board takes up changes to Alexander Farm plan May 16

May 4. The Planning Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, May 16 to consider a recommendation on a proposed amendment to the previously approved rezoning plan for the Alexander Farm. The amendment proposes an increase in the number of senior apartments from 130 to 143 units, as well as the plan to preserve […]

It’s in the details: Carolina Springs plans expansion

April 6. By Dave Vieser. Carolina Springs Auto Spa on West Catawba Avenue is seeking town approval to expand their car detailing section. A public hearing will be scheduled in the near future to consider the request. Although the business already has conditional zoning, the permit was obtained years ago and prevents the owner from […]

Board of Adjustment posts sign discussion on tonight’s meeting agenda

Nov. 8. Dave Vieser. How many exterior wall-mounted signs should HomeTrust Bank be allowed to display on their new building at the corner of West Catawba Avenue and One Norman? They have three and the bank, which plans to open here in December, wants a fourth. The Cornelius Planning Board, acting in its role as […]