The Cornelius Town Board on Monday night voted to annex 38.77 acres from unincorporated Mecklenburg County.
The annexed land comprises much of the property on which M/I Homes will develop the Avery Park community, along Bailey Road near Bailey Springs Drive. The annexation means that the streets in Avery Park will be maintained by the towns, not a homeowners association. Avery Park is a community of 85 single-family homes on 40.5 acres.
Wayne Herron, Cornelius planning director, said he expects M/I to break ground this month on the community.