Posted on 22 April 2014.
Here’s a map of the West Catawba Avenue area, marked up by town planners. Click for a full size PDF
By DAVID BORAKS
What will a widened West Catawba Avenue look like? Smoother flowing traffic, we hope. But how will it do that?
Cornelius officials plan to send the NC Department of Transportation a list of potential turn lanes, traffic signals and even roundabouts at key intersections along the road, from Jetton Road south to NC 73. They’d also like to see roadside walking and biking paths or bike lanes along the road, which the DOT hopes to widen some time in the next few years. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Cycling, Harborside, Huntersville, Kenton Place, Kenton Place, Kings Point, Magnolia Estates, Peninsula, Planning & Development, Robbins Park, Town Hall, Transportation, Victoria Bay, West Catawba Avenue, Westmoreland
Posted on 06 January 2014.
Traffic was backed up on West Catawba Avenue Monday around 8:40am after a car ran off the road onto the shoulder. The narrow roadway gave no room for traffic to go around, bringing it to a standstill. (Gary Knox photo)
A car ran off West Catawba Avenue during rush hour Monday morning, backing up traffic on the road, just west of Jetton Raod. Gary Knox sent this photo around 8:40am after the car ran onto the shoulder. It was a minor accident, but the narrow roadway gave no room for traffic to go around, bringing cars to a standstill.
At Monday night’s Town Board meeting, commissioners will discuss whether to offer bond money or other town funds to help pay for the NC DOT’s West Catawba Phase II widening project. The project had been on the NC DOT’s regional priority list for funding, but changes to the state road project ranking system have created uncertainty.
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization has asked towns to say whether they might contribute local funding to projects, in advance of the CRTPO’s Jan. 15 meeting. See a preview of Monday’s board meeting here.
Posted in Cornelius, Magnolia Estates, Peninsula, Photos, Traffic alerts, Transportation, West Catawba Avenue
Posted on 09 May 2013.
A developer plans to tear down the rear section of Magnolia Plaza (above) to make way for the grocery and new retail shops (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
A Florida developer has filed plans with the Cornelius Planning Department to demolish part of the Magnolia Plaza shopping center off West Catawba Avenue and construct what town officials say will be a Publix supermarket.
The Florida-based supermarket chain hasn’t publicly confirmed a lease at the site, but the developer, Halvorsen Development Corp. of Boca Raton, FL, is the company’s shopping center development partner. The shopping center is owned by B.V. Belk. Read the full story
Posted in Antiquity, Magnolia Estates, Planning & Development, West Catawba Avenue