Here is a summary of local government meetings in the Lake Norman region for the end of October. We are supplying links so you may view the streaming video from these meetings at their actual times or after the meetings. Please note our reports do not include the full content of the meetings. — EH Stafford, Managing Editor
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19th — Public Hearings — Forest at Bailey Glen
Two short public hearings were conducted concerning the rezoning required for 16 new homes planned for the area of the Forest at Bailey Glen. The public did not provide any input for or against the project during the public hearings. The houses will be constructed on vacant land and would start at $500,000. The planning board will now take up the issue.
Cornelius Town Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6pm in the Assembly Room at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC 28031. Meetings may be closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, check with the town to confirm. You can view current and past agendas as well as video streaming of the meetings on the Cornelius Town Hall website.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28th — Town of Davidson Hires Housing and Equity Director
At the Tuesday’s meeting, Eugene L. Bradley was introduced as the town’s Housing and Equity Director. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for leading the town’s affordable housing and racial equity programs. In this role, one of his key initiatives will be to develop and implement affordable housing strategies as well as a racial equity action plan. Bradley will work with and provide information to individuals interested in renting or purchasing affordable homes, organizations that support affordable housing, and developers who build affordable housing.
Bradley comes to Davidson after most recently serving with the city of Charlotte as their Aviation Department’s Community Affairs Manager, where he was responsible for increasing Charlotte Airport’s presence and partnerships with the surrounding businesses, neighborhoods, and community organizations. He has more than 16 years’ experience in public sector planning and implementation in the fields of neighborhood revitalization, community development, “placemaking” and land use planning. Since 2008, Bradley has worked with the city of Charlotte including 12 years with the Charlotte Department of Housing and Neighborhood Services as a Community Engagement Manager with a focus on community engagement, housing, and plan implementation.
Davidson Town Board meetings occur on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Meetings may be closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, check with the town to confirm. The agenda, meeting minutes, and links to audio and video recordings of the meetings can be viewed on the town’s website. See exact meeting dates and times on the calendar. Contact information for Davidson’s mayor and board of commissioners is available in the staff directory .
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19TH — Huntersville Commissioners Continue Prolonging Decision on Downtown Development
The Monday, October 19th meeting of the Huntersville board of commissioners was once again dominated by discussion concerning a ridiculed proposed downtown development. At the October 5th town board meeting, a public hearing was held concerning the rezoning for the project with the majority of those speaking out in opposition of the project.
During Monday’s meeting, commissioners discussed one aspect of the project and delayed a decision. While encompassing a portion of the overall project, the discussion that took place was a separate issue. Two acres of the property planned for development, including the Gilead frontage is owned by the town. Last year, the town approved an offer by North State to purchase the land for $600,000. The only stipulation associated with the agreement was that before ownership of the property changed hands, the town was required to approve North State’s development for the town-owned land.
North State provided the town with a conceptual scope of the project in November 2019, but in the months that followed, North State purchased additional property and adjusted the overall scope of the project. Because of the changes, the timeline for completing the town-owned property acquisition, which required revised concept plan approval was shifted until December.
At Monday’s meeting, commissioners were presented with, and asked to consider North State’s proposal to construct a four-story, L-shaped building on the town acreage. The plan includes commercial and retail space on the ground-floor fronting Gilead, while the revised plan proposes 34% of the ground-floor to be used for commercial/retail purposes and the remainder of the space to be utilized for up to 138 apartments.
The revised proposal included other adjustments requested by the town including the relocation of offices and amenities for the complex to interior portions of the building, and a mid-building driveway open for parking lot access. It is important to remember that consideration of the conceptual plan is a separate issue from the pending rezoning decision concerning the entire North State proposal.
NOTE: Commissioners plan to meet in-person on Monday, November 2 at the Huntersville Recreation Center on Verhoeff Drive.
Huntersville Town Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6pm in the Huntersville Town Hall, 101 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. Meetings may be closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, check with the town to confirm. You can view meetings on the Town of Huntersville’s Facebook page.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19TH — An Update on the Officer Jordan Sheldon Dog Park
At the Monday, October 19th meeting of the Mooresville town board, commissioners agreed unanimously to accept with appreciation donations in the total amount of $117,500. An additional $47,500 in donations from corporate partners has already been committed and as those donations are received, those donations will be brought before the board. This brings the current amount of outside funding for the project to $175,000.
Mooresville Town Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6pm in the Executive Board Room at Mooresville Town Hall, 413 North Main Street, Mooresville, NC 28115. Meetings may be closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, check with the town to confirm. View current/past agendas and video of the board meetings.
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