Posted on 19 August 2013.
The Davidson Green School is renovating a single family home on 3.2 acres on South Main Street. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Organizers of the proposed Davidson Green School are continuing to seek approvals they need to open in September at 511 S. Main St. in Davidson, and they recently began renovations to transform the single-family house there into a school. Even as they do, residents of the nearby Twin Oaks neighborhood are fighting to stop the project, which they say will bring traffic and affect their quality of life.
One neighbor has even hired a lawyer and filed an appeal of the the town's July approval of the school's site plan. That appeal will be heard by the Davidson Board of Adjustment, though no date has been set yet for the meeting. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Environment, Living with Growth, Nonprofit news, Planning & Development, Schools, South Main Street, Town Hall
Posted on 06 August 2013.
Our Towns Habitat staff members joined new director Paul Robinson (sixth from left) and his family Saturday at the site of a 25th anniversary House that Love Built in Huntersville. That’s future homeowner Dominique Donaldson in the gray shirt. (Our Towns Habitat for Humanity photo)
Click to read more about the the anniversary house on the Our Towns Habitat site.
By DAVID BORAKS
CORNELIUS – Our Towns Habitat for Humanity has reached its $50,000 fundraising goal and this October will break ground on new house that will celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary, and help a local family. Organizers are calling it the “House that Love Built.”
The Cornelius-based housing group raised $52,021.27 by a July 31 deadline. An anonymous donor has agreed to pay a $25,000 match, enabling Our Towns Habitat to begin planning for an Oct. 5 “wall-raising” at the Huntersville home site. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Mooresville, Planning & Development, real estate
Posted on 03 August 2013.
Workers have been moving furniture into the newly completed Mooney’s Corner building in downtown Davidson for the past few days (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Downtown Davidson insurance agency J.J. Wade & Associates is moving into its new home this weekend, in the newly constructed Mooney’s Corner building on South Main Street, next to Town Hall. The $2.7 million, 4-story building at 212 S. Main St. is right next door Wade’s former office in the historic building at 208 S. Main.
Wade will occupy most of the building, including the ground floor. Meanwhile, the owner of the historic building next door is now looking for tenants.
See previous stories about the new building’s construction under the “Mooney’s Corner” tag.
The new office building has one of the best views of Main Street, from an upper floor balcony. JJ Wade’s Garrett Droege (right) was up there Saturday with his wife, Abbey (left), daughter Lennon, 2, and son Henry, 5. (James Sanders photo)
Posted in Business, Downtown & old Davidson, Photo of the Day, Planning & Development