Posted on 20 April 2013.
The Davidson Pedestrian Master Plan Steering Committee and consultants from Alta Planning + Design are seeking public input on a proposed master plan for pedestrian and bicycle transportation in town. There’s an online survey where you can offer your thoughts.
A series of meetings earlier this month at Town Hall allowed citizens and consultants to discuss “goals and objectives, opportunities and barriers, and safety and education for pedestrian and bicycle transportation in Davidson,” according town officials.
Town officials say the plan “will become our map to complete the necessary town-wide infrastructure improvements, policies, and programs to make Davidson truly walkable and bikeable for all our citizens.”
FILL OUT THE SURVEY
Citizens are invited to take an online survey to aid the Pedestrian Master Plan project. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/davidsonped_active
For more information about the plan, call the planning department at 704-892-7592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about walking/biking issues under the “Crosswalks”, “Pedestrian Safety”, and “Cycling” categories on DavidsonNews.net
Posted in Cycling, Neighborhoods, Planning & Development, Public safety, Town Hall, Transportation
Posted on 11 April 2013.
Carolinas HealthCare System will formally break ground Friday for its planned $36 million behavioral health hospital off N.C. 73 in east Davidson. Site work began in February on hospital, which is expected to create 155 jobs, including physicians and other staff.
Friday’s ceremony is scheduled at 12:30pm at the site, 16740 Davidson-Concord Road (N.C. 73).
Speakers will include: CHS chief executive Michael C. Tarwater, Medical director Dr. Roger Ray, newly hired chief clinical officer Dr. John Santopietro, and Dr. James H. Scully Jr., medical director and CEO of the American Psychiatric Association. Town officials also will attend.
Parking will be provided in Bradford Park, across NC 73, with shuttle buses bringing guests to the site.
Carolinas HealthCare has said it wants to speed construction on the hospital. Officials said this week they hope to complete the project in 2014.
See previous coverage of the hospital and Carolinas HealthCare on DavidsonNews.net.
And check back Friday for an interview with Dr. Roger Ray about the hospital project.
Posted in Business, Calendar, East Davidson, Huntersville, Nonprofit news, Planning & Development, real estate, Summer's Walk
Posted on 09 April 2013.
Here’s an architect’s drawing of the proposed Woodie’s Auto Service off Griffith Street on Davidson Gateway Drive.
By DAVID BORAKS
Davidson Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to allow construction of an auto repair shop off Griffith Street near the Harris Teeter, even though the design does not technically meet the area’s zoning, which requires commercial buildings to have two functioning stories.
Woodies Auto Service is proposed for Davidson Gateway Drive, at Peninsula Drive, near the Harris Teeter and Community School of Davidson.
The board granted the exception to Charlotte-based Woodie’s Auto Service, which plans a 12,000-square foot, 14-bay garage and office building at Davidson Gateway and Peninsula Drives, near the Community School of Davidson.
Woodie’s Auto is a family-owned group of repair shops in the Charlotte area, founded in 1962 by Ernest Woodie. Under his sons Brad and Mike Woodie, the company has grown to a network of shops around Charlotte. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Exit 30 area, Living with Growth, Planning & Development, real estate, Town Hall