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Cornelius News

Townhome project in planning stage on Bailey Road

Feb. 17. By Dave Vieser. On the heels of approving a controversial townhome project near Washam Potts Road, the Cornelius Town Board may be facing another similar decision soon. Mattamy Homes, a privately owned builder based in Canada, wants to put 64 townhomes on property between Hough High and Bailey Middle on Bailey Road.

The proposal for 16.05 acres comes in at 3.99 dwelling units per acre, according to Town Planning Director Aaron Tucker.

The proposal has not yet been formally submitted to the town but was discussed informally at a recent pre-development review committee meeting. Although the location is set back from Bailey Road, it is expected to be scrutinized around traffic impact.

Density—just under the maximum of 4 units per acre in this case—was the main point of contention during the recent public hearings on Blue Heel Development’s Washam Potts proposal.

Mattamy officials have started a series of meetings with individual commissioners to test the waters, prior to formally submitting the project to the town.