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Warehouse with offices coming to Bailey Road

March 21. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Planning Board, acting as the town’s Board of Adjustment, unanimously granted a special use permit to Oak Engineering, on behalf of NCC Bailey Road. The Charlotte firm sought the permit for vacant property at 10847/10855 Bailey Road to decrease the required parking for two future speculative industrial buildings.

The requested parking was 202 spaces, while the town code minimum requirement is 391 spaces, thus the need for a special use permit.

The 18 acre site, once farmland, has a greenway easement through the western side of the property. The proposed buildings would total 195,250 square feet and the developer plans for a mix of 15 percent office and 85 percent warehouse.

According to Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron, the permit granted by the Board was only the second in the last three years. Most of the town’s permitting and rezonings are handled via the conditional zoning process, while special use permits are only used for review of parking issues. “The only other one was for Chase Bank in August of 2019,” Herron said.