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Cornelius News

Town Board meets Tuesday

Jan. 20. If all goes as expected at Tuesday night’s Town Board Meeting, O’Reilly Auto Parts will get the green light to build a store in Cornelius. The second and final public hearing on a rezoning request is slated for town board action, as the applicant seeks to build a 7,200 square foot store on Hwy. 21 just south of the Hampton Inn.

Thus far, there has been virtually no opposition to the request, which would give residents another retail auto parts store to use. Napa Auto Parts is located just a short distance north of the planned O’Reilly store.

The applicant, Lawrence Development of Davidson, is requesting to rezone and develop .99 acres of property which is currently zoned HC (Highway Commercial).  The new zoning would be Conditional Zoning.

If the rezoning is approved, the developer hopes to have the store up and running by year-end.

The commissioners are also expected to approve the transfer of small portions of town owned roadway to the NCDOT which would expedite the start of improvements at the intersections of Catawba Ave/Hwy. 21 and West Catawba/Torrence Chapel Road.

The meeting, delayed one day due to the Martin Luther Kink holiday, begins at 7 pm Tuesday Jan. 21 in Town Hall.