Town of Cornelius Votes to Increase Buffer Requirements for New Residential Developments

Last night the Cornelius Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on proposed changes to buffer requirements for new residential developments adjacent to existing residential developments.  The new requirement would increase the size of buffers from 30 to 50 feet unless a wall is utilized at the edge of a development to separate the new homes from existing stock.  Our contention is that this will increase costs and make it harder to build future developments.  Cornelius Planning Director, Wayne Herron, told that Board that if the measure was passed and resulted in hardship, they could revisit the issue at a future meeting.

Following the hearing, where a representative of REBIC and others spoke against the changes, the Board voted to approve the proposal.

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