Posted on 08 April 2013.
Posted on 03 April 2013.
The Davidson Pedestrian Master Plan Steering Committee and consultants from Alta Planning + Design will host a series of meetings next week seeking public input on a proposed master plan for pedestrian and bicycle transportation in town. The meetings begin Monday, April 8, with a drop-in public workshop, and continue Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, with an “open studio” where the committee and consultants will work on the plan.
The town also is conducting an online survey to gather input. See below. Read the full story
Posted on 01 April 2013.
By DAVID BORAKS
In meeting after meeting in recent months, state and local leaders have said plans are moving forward to widen I-77 north of Charlotte in the next few years by adding toll lanes. Just last week, state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Cornelius) told toll-lane opponents at the state capitol that the state’s plan to hire a private company to build and operate high-occupancy toll lanes is happening, and it’s the best option for widening the road soon.
Still, opponents in the Lake Norman area are fighting on, holding public meetings and trying to build a following. Last Thursday, several members of the group Widen I-77 were out on the Davidson Village Green asking passersby to sign an anti-toll petition. And this Wednesday, April 3, they’ll host another public meeting on the issue. Read the full story
Posted on 26 March 2013.
Updated Wednesday, 11am
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools staff on Tuesday presented the school board with a new long-range facilities plan that calls for new schools and expansions as well as new programs that Superintendent Heath Morrison said would meet a goal of expanding educational choices in the district. The plan includes a proposed $7.56 million addition that would turn Davidson Elementary School into a K-8 school. Read the full story
Posted on 14 March 2013.
To the Editor:
Regarding the Davidson Town Board’s leaning towards supporting a Conditional Planning Area amendment in Davidson Commons East (March 13, 2013, “Board scraps APFO, hints support for auto repair shop”), allowing a Woodie’s Auto Service center across the street from the Community School of Davidson and behind homes on Westside Terrace: I’d like to follow up on a quote attributed to my friend Commissioner Rodney Graham in the article, using it as a straw dog upon which to comment. Read the full story
Posted on 14 March 2013.
By DAVID BORAKS
MOORESVILLE – More than a hundred residents packed a meeting room in Mooresville Wednesday night, many holding signs protesting the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s plan for High Occupancy Toll Lanes, or HOT Lanes, on I-77 from Charlotte north to Mooresville.
About 40 elected and appointed officials from around the region also were there. The Lake Norman Transportation Commission organized the meeting at the Charles Mack Citizens Center to give local officials a chance to learn more about the widening project. Specifically, they outlined the DOT’s plans to contract with a private company to finance, build and operate the toll lane project, through what’s known as a public-private partnership, or P3. Read the full story
Posted on 13 March 2013.
By CHUCK McSHANE
Davidson commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved scrapping the town’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance and also hinted at support for a zoning change that would allow an auto repair shop on Davidson Gateway Drive, near the Harris Teeter. Read the full story
Posted on 11 March 2013.
Interstate-485 will finally become a complete loop next year, and some northern sections will feature unusual interchange designs. State and federal transportation officials talked about the project recently while standing at the edge of one of the new interchanges.
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