Posted on 02 September 2013.
The Cornelius Planning Board will meet Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Town Hall to consider the proposed Barnhardt subdivision east of W.A. Hough High School, and to review and offer a recommendation on a proposed Land Development Code amendment defining large breweries, microbreweries and restaurant/brewpubs. The board also will continue its review of town’s planned update to the Land Use Plan.
The meeting begins at 6:30pm in the Assembly Room of Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave.
The board will continued discussion of the Cornelius Land Use Plan Update. Staff and consultants are preparing maps and materials to be used in the discussions.
The Barnhardt subdivision involves a request by Blue Stream Partners LLC to rezone about 64 acres on Bailey Road Extension from Rural Preservation to General Residential. The developers also are seeking approval of a 26-lot subdivision, with a single-family home on each lot. The planning board reviewed this application July 15, but tabled the discussion until the Sept. 4 meeting.
Meanwhile, the board is scheduled to review and make a recommendation to the Town Baord on a proposed text amendment to the Cornelius Land Development Code that would define and classify large breweries, microbreweries and restaurant/brewpubs. At its Aug. 21 meeting, the Land Development Code Advisory Board recommendeded the proposal to the Planning Board.
See the full agenda on the town website.”
Posted in Bailey Road, Cornelius, Davidson, Planning & Development, Statesville Road/US 21, Town Hall
Posted on 22 August 2013.
The “diverging diamond” design has cars crossing over to the opposite side of the Catawba Avenue bridge to make entering and exiting the highway flow more smoothly.
The DOT Is planning to rebuild the I-77 overpass into what’s called a “diverging diamond interchange,” or DDI. Under the new design, the eastbound and westbound lanes of Catawba Avenue actually will cross over one another in a new traffic pattern that’s supposed to improve traffic flow and make entering and exiting the highway smoother.
The Town of Cornelius is planning a simultaneous project to improve the appearance of the overpass, making it a “gateway” to town. Plans call for a nautical-themed design with decorative bridge abutments, 5-foot lanterns at four corners, a central pedestrian walkway on the bridge, and trees and other plantings.
See more on the project under the “DDI” tag.
The N.C. Department of Transportation has given Cornelius officials an updated timeline for the planned Exit 28 reconstruction project, and it offers some hope for drivers and businesses on Catawba Avenue: It may not take as long as originally projected. Cornelius officials now say they expect the work will last 14 to 18 months, from the start of utility relocation this fall to the end of construction. They previously had warned the project could take two years.
Town officials and a spokeswoman for the NC DOT both said Wednesday the situation remains confusing and complex, and the timeline is just an estimate. But if all goes smoothly and weather and other delays are limited, the project could be completed in early to mid-2015.
The DOT hopes to choose a wining bidder in late September, and the project could begin as early as Oct. 28, according to DOT spokeswoman Jennifer Thompson. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Exit 28 area, Huntersville, Planning & Development, Public works, Town Hall, Traffic alerts, Transportation
Posted on 19 August 2013.
Workers have started rebuilding a section of Old Canal Street in the Antiquity Cornelius neighborhood that collapsed in April. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
As workers rebuild a sunken section of Old Canal Street in the Antiquity Cornelius neighborhood, engineers for the developer now say an electric utility company’s trench-digging project was to blame for the road collapse in April.
The road damage worsened and the rebuilding project has been delayed because of all the rain this summer, as well as by delays in obtaining county permits. And with rain falling almost daily lately, the developer is reluctant to predict when the Old Canal Street might be open again. Read the full story
Posted in Antiquity, Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Planning & Development, Public works, Town Hall, Traffic alerts