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88-unit Bailey Forest project up for a vote Monday

Aerial photo/map shows the property (outlined in red) off Bailey and Barnhardt Roads.

Aerial photo/map shows the property (outlined in red) off Bailey and Barnhardt Roads.

CORNELIUS - The Cornelius Town board is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote Monday night on a proposed 88-unit residential development called Bailey Forest off Bailey Road, east of W.A. Hough High School and near Barnhardt Road in Davidson. The project comes before commissioners with two negative recommendations, from the Cornelius Planning Board and the town planning staff. Read the full story

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HAMMERS & builders repair a home for the holidays

Roberta Mundy

Roberta Mundy sat on the porch of her mother’s home as volunteers began work Tuesday renovating the home of her mother, Matty Mundy. (Bill Giduz/DavidsonNews.net)

By BILL GIDUZ
DavidsonNews.net

Speaking over the din of construction work, Saussy Burbank/JCB Urban service manager Robert Hoffman said, “We just want to give something back to the community. Times are tight, but it’s the right thing to do.”

Mr. Hoffman and up to 10 other builders from Saussy Burbank and JCB Urban are working this week to present 84-year-old Matty Mundy with a much needed holiday gift. Ms. Mundy has lived in her home on Westside Terrace in Davidson for 20 years, but not been financially able to properly maintain it. Read the full story

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Lake Norman Home Builders pick area’s best for 2012

1st Plattner Custom Builders River Run

This home in River Run won 1st place for Plattner Custom Builders of Davidson in the $750,000 to $1million category. (Photo provided by Plattner Customer Builders)

The annual Lake Norman Home Builders Association Best of the Lake Gala was held Nov. 2, where Zar Custom Homes was named the Best in Show for a new custom home over $2 million. The annual competition is a showcase for designers, builders and trade craftsmen.

This year’s gala was held at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville. Charlotte-based Andrew Roby took home six first-place awards, while Davidson-based builder Karl Plattner and Kitchen Vision of Lake Norman both had three firsts. John Marshall Custom Homes of Davidson also picked up a couple of first place awards. Read the full story

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County closes land-use and permit office in Huntersville

Mecklenburg County will close its Land Use & Environmental Services Agency office in Huntersville as of Nov. 30, citing “shrinking budgets and expanding technology.” The county says the duties formerly handled in its north Mecklenburg office, and another closed office in Matthews, now will be handled at the Hal Marshall Services Center in Charlotte. Read the full story

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Developer plans Delburg St. ‘pocket neighborhood’

Photo in the application shows what the neighborhood might look like

A photo of a neighborhood developed by Ross Chapin Architects shows what a pocket neighborhood might look like – a collection of small cottage-style homes.” (Ross Chapin Architects photo)

Davidson developer John Marshall Custom Homes is seeking approval for a new infill development that would include 16 small homes on about 3 acres along Delburg Street, between Beaty and Watson streets in Davidson. In his application developer Rodney Graham describes the project as Davidson’s first “pocket neighborhood.”

A public information session about the project is planned Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 3-7 p.m. at Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. Read the full story

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With 3rd LEED home, local builder leads the pack in NC

518 Walnut

518 Walnut St., built by John Marshall Custom homes.

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net

Davidson-based home-builder John Marshall Custom Homes has added a new tagline to its marketing: North Carolina’s top private builder of environmentally-conscious LEED-certified homes.

Three of the houses built in the past few years by Rodney Graham and his company have been certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program, which stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.” The latest is at 518 Walnut St., in Mr. Graham’s Davidson Springs in-fill development near downtown Davidson. Read the full story

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