Cornelius Town Board to Consider Changes to Land Use Plan Update

At its re

gular meeting tonight, the Cornelius Town Board will hold a public hearing and vote on a Land Use Plan update that will guide development for the next decade in the north Mecklenburg municipality.

The Town’s Planning Board has spent months working with Planning Director Wayne Herron and outside consultant Clarion & Associates to update the Land Use Plan, which was first adopted in 1999.

Some of the key changes under consideration include:

    A new medium density category has been created that supports single family uses only, no multi-family. This new category has been applied to the north side of Bailey Road.The proposed density for the Low-Density Rural category has been changed from two acre minimum lot size to a three acre minimum lot size.Reducing the size of the Waterfront Mixed Use district along West Catawba Avenue, and returning the Cashion property at U.S. 21 and Washam Potts Road to Medium Density Residential.Along Bailey Road, staff is returning to its original recommendation of Medium Density near the schools and parks and further added some Low Density Single Family just below the High School.The area along Mayes Road at Highway 73 is recommended to be Low Density Single Family.Allowing for increased residential densities in the geography east of NC 115, where 5-acre minimum lot sizes are now required.

The Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., and will hold a third and final public hearing ahead of the Board vote on the new plan. Any Realtors®, home builders or developers who are currently doing business in the Town of Cornelius are strongly encouraged to attend that evening and make their voice heard!

The most recent draft of the land use plan is available for review HERE. You can download an updated copy of the land use map HERE.

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