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Celebrating a 5-year effort to save Oak Hill Apartments


Ribbon cutting at Oak Hill Apartments in Davidson NC

Residents and officials cut a ribbon Monday to celebrate the preservation of the 73-unit low-income Oak Hill Apartments. From left: property manager Claudia Elias-Perez, resident Anna Clement, Davidson Housing Coalition director Marcia Webster, Mayor John Woods, resident Gwendolyn Mitchell, and Orlando Artze, an executive with Community Housing Partners. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)

By DAVID BORAKS
CorneliusNews.net

DAVIDSON – Anna Clement stood at the podium under a tent at Oak Hill Apartments Monday and talked about how lucky she feels to be living in the newly renovated complex off Beaty Street in Davidson. “I always wanted to live up here,” she told the crowd of town officials, neighbors and representatives from the property’s owner, Community Housing Partners (CHP).

Over the past couple of years, the Christiansburg, Va., nonprofit has spent about $2 million to rehabilitate the 73-unit complex of low-income apartments, which is just west of North Main Street. On Monday, residents and officials cut a ribbon to celebrate the end of that work, which preserved the town’s largest affordable rental housing property. Read the full story

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School, CMS back historic status for former IB school


Davidson School, 251 South St. (formerly Davidson IB Middle School)

Davidson School, 251 South St. (formerly Davidson IB Middle School). (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)

By DAVID BORAKS
CorneliusNews.net

DAVIDSON – Speakers at a public hearing last Tuesday, Feb. 14, offered support for designating the former Davidson IB School on South Street as a historic landmark. Supporters included both the property owner, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, and its current tenant, Lake Norman Christian School. Read the full story

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Board OKs signs for Rushco Market at Exit 30


Rushco market sign proposal

Rendering of Rushco Davidson Market's signage, which was approved Tuesday.

Davidson’s Town Board on Tuesday approved a conditional zoning that allows the Rushco Davidson Market off I-77 Exit 30 to adopt signage that doesn’t meet current town rules. The 5-0 vote came after a brief presentation by economic development manager Kris Krider and a public hearing where no citizens spoke.

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Market won't be your run-of-the-mill gas station


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Rushco market gasoline price sign.

Rushco Davidson Market under construction at I-77 Exit 30 may be unlike any highway-exit gas station you’ve ever seen. That observation by Commissioner Margo Williams came during a presentation at the Davidson Town Board’s monthly work session Tuesday night.

For one thing, the planned gas station and shop is two stories, with a downstairs food market and upstairs office space, officials said. And signage on the building Read the full story

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Planning, town boards to discuss Mayes Rd. project


Davidson’s Town Board and Planning Board will hold a joint session during the Town Board work session Tuesday, April 27, to discuss a zoning change request for Woodlands Discovery, a nature-focused pre-school proposed in a former home on about 10 acres at 13101 Mayes Road in east Davidson.

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Board hears review of landmarks; more on the way?


305 N. Main, Davidson

Copeland House, 305 N. Main St. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net photo)

Since 1975, the Town Board has designated 15 Davidson properties as historic landmarks, and more could be proposed in the coming years, especially given last summer’s expansion of the town’s historic district, Stewart Gray, of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, told the Town Board Tuesday night.

Mr. Gray told commissioners at their monthly work session that a handful of buildings are “in the pipeline” for potential designation. And more property owners may seek historic status for their properties as they come to understand tax credits and other benefits. Read the full story

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