Posted on 14 January 2009.
Planner Lauren Blackburn shows the Town Board a map of the proposed Davidson Historic District. (David Boraks photo)
The Town Board Tuesday unanimously endorsed the creation of a Davidson Historic District in the old part of town, from North Main Street to the West Side to South and Walnut Streets to Concord Road. Town officials said the designation is mainly an honor and carries no regulations or restrictions for property owners, except when federal money is being used in renovation or construction projects.
The board also approved a revised sign ordinance, gave the Davidson Farmers Market the go ahead to open for a second season downtown and joined other area town boards in asking the DOT for safety improvements at the treacherous intersection of Black Farms and Mayes roads with N.C. 73 east of town. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Living with Growth, Planning & Development, Town Hall
Posted on 12 January 2009.
The Future Cities team at Davidson IB won it all in Raleigh this weekend and is headed to Washington, D.C., next month. Find out about the team’s successful project and also check out our calendar of school news, which has CMS lottery info and news of an upcoming workshop on bullying prevention.
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Posted in Calendar, Planning & Development, Schools
Posted on 09 January 2009.
The agenda for the Town Board’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday includes a public hearing and vote on proposed amendments to the town’s sign ordinance, a vote on a resolution that would endorse the addition of the Davidson Historic District to the National Register for Historic Places, and confirmation of new members to several town boards and committees. The board also will listen to an update about the MI-Connection cable system, which the town owns with Mooresville. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Davidson history, Planning & Development, Town Hall
Posted on 05 January 2009.
Huntersville East development. (SOURCE: Huntersville planning department)
Huntersville’s town board will meet tonight (Monday, Jan. 5) for a regular meeting that includes the continuation of a public hearing on a proposed mixed-use development on about 60 acres off N.C. 73 at Davidson-Concord Road. The land is along the Davidson border and within the N.C. 73/Davidson-Concord Road planning area, which Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville jointly studied last year.
The meeting begins at 6:30 at Huntersville Town Hall, 101 Huntersville-Concord Road at N.C. 115. The full agenda is at www.huntersville.org. (PDF, requires Adobe Reader software.) Read the full story
Posted in Huntersville, Living with Growth, Planning & Development
Posted on 25 December 2008.
The sun smiled on Davidson Christmas Day, heralding a quiet but cheery weekend for those staying home for the holidays. Thursday afternoon the only store open on Main Street was CVS (open until 8 p.m. Christmas Day). Most businesses will resume regular hours Friday. The busiest place around this weekend could be the Lake Norman YMCA, where the fitness machines are ready to take on all that holiday nog and sweets! Plus, there will be a recital Sunday by two former townies, Rebecca and Peter Cain.
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Posted in Calendar, Planning & Development
Posted on 23 December 2008.
Drawing shows planned Davidson IB Middle School renovation and expansion, from South Street. Existing entrance at right. (Source: CMS / Insight Architects)
By DAVID BORAKS
Davidson’s Design Review Board gave preliminary design approval last week to the planned Davidson IB Middle School renovation and town recreation center project. Meanwhile, town and school officials say plans to start construction this summer could be in jeopardy because the troubled bond market is making it difficult for school districts, cities and towns nationwide to raise money for big projects. Read the full story
Posted in charlotte, Church news, Planning & Development, Town Hall
Posted on 19 December 2008.
New statistics show what is painfully obvious at this point: The local housing market is in the dumps. We take a look at the latest Charlotte-area home sales and home price figures, and also at year-end building permit numbers, which were down sharply in Davidson this year. Also in this column:
- Commissioner Jenest voted one of region’s most business friendly officials.
- PostNet will recycle your packing peanuts after Christmas.
- Christmas in Davidson draws more visitors than expected.
- The Fish Guy changes tactics for winter.
- News about the Bradford Store, Davidson Village Inn, Homewood Suites, South Main Square and Lake Norman Currents magazine
- Area hospitals called nurse-friendly.
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Posted in Business, Planning & Development, Town Hall
Posted on 17 December 2008.
An old motel is demolished on the site of the planned Augustalee mixed-use development Monday. (Cornelius Bromont LLC photo)By DAVID BORAKS
Developers of the proposed half-billion dollar Augustalee mixed-use development off Highway 21 in Cornelius have begun clearing the site, even as key elements of their development plan await government approvals. Over the past few days, construction firm Whiting-Turner and volunteer firefighters with Cornelius-Lemley Fire and Rescue burned and demolished an old motel on the site, which had long been a safety hazard. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Planning & Development