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Cornelius board goes back and forth on subdivision (access required)

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CORNELIUS – The town of Cornelius Planning Board on Wednesday took three very confusing votes on the long-embattled Barnhardt single-family subdivision plan. First the appointed Planning Board on Wednesday night voted to recommend that the town’s elected Board of Commissioners ...

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Coming Monday: Epcon Communities vs. Huntersville (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville town planning staff report released Wednesday on a proposed single-family senior-living subdivision pretty much says: “No way.” Repeatedly. For eight pages. The block lengths don’t work with the lot sizes, the front-loading garages are not recessed ...

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Elizabeth Heights program receives Wells Fargo grant (access required)

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GRIER HEIGHTS – Wells Fargo & Co. on Monday gave $100,000 to a Charlotte nonprofit to help revitalize this historically black neighborhood near where East 7th Street becomes Monroe Road. CrossRoads Corp. for Affordable Housing and Community Development is one ...

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On the Level: John Jacob Priester II: But you can call him Jay, vice president of doing everything (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – You can call him Jay, but on the dotted line he is John Jacob Priester II, and he is vice president for development and leasing of Cambridge Properties. His father, John Jacob Priester I – like Jay’s grandfather ...

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Huntington Green revitalization faces resistance (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – An “enterprise center” that would be a key component of a plan to revitalize the ramshackle trailer-park neighborhood of Huntington Green has run into opposition from a handful of the residents the nonprofit behind the project hopes to ...

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Nonprofits lift Elizabeth Heights (access required)

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GRIER HEIGHTS – Elizabeth Heights, the affordable new neighborhood within this historically black neighborhood that is trying to free itself of a bad rep, is off to a ripsaw-roaring start toward its 36-house urban revitalization goal. Four of the first ...

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Cornelius is honing its zoning (access required)

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CORNELIUS – The town of Cornelius might be ready to switch rather than fight. The town’s elected Board of Commissioners and appointed Planning Board, operating under a land-use plan that dates all the way back to 1996 and a zoning ...

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