CORNELIUS — In a last-minute move, developer Jake Palillo of Cornelius late last week pulled his unusual — and controversial — multifamily Bailey Forest plan from Monday night’s town Board of Commissioners meeting, where it was widely expected to fail. On Monday, Palillo said he would resubmit the plan to subdivide 62 forested acres on [...]
“Jake is a smart and creative developer, but he’s a catastrophe as a communicator," Cornelius Commissioner David Gilroy said. "He shoots himself in both feet and the side of the head."
Developer Jake Palillo of Bluestream Partners, the group behind the Bailey Forest project, said he figured it was inevitable that the town's Board of Commissioners would reject the project.
“They ought to change the law that says common sense is not allowed in the town of Cornelius,” developer Jake Palillo said Tuesday.
CORNELIUS — A $10 million residential subdivision that would be the first of its kind in the Cornelius area could be under construction as soon as January. But first, the developer has to jump through the town’s planning and rezoning hoops. Bailey Forest, a neighborhood proposed by Cornelius-based developer Bluestream Partners, is seeking to subdivide 63 [...]