Cornelius commissioners on Monday approved a rezoning that would allow a 5.9-acre expansion of Lake Norman Hyundai off I-77 service road in the Exit 28 area. The board also approved two planning amendments – one that could eventually lead to a new park and ride off West Catawba Avenue and another that could help the town compete for a new Mecklenburg County regional recreation center off NC 115.
The board also put off decisions on two other planning matters: a long-discussed update to the town’s Land Use Plan, and developer Jake Palillo’s proposed 26-unit Bailey Forest subdivision, on 65 acres off Bailey Road. Commissioners and town staff suggested that the Bailey Forest project should be put off until the board decides on the land-use plan, which includes a revised vision for the east side of town. Read the full story