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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 06:46

Talk of the Towns for Sept. 13, 2017

Written by  Staff

“Here we have an aggressive developer manipulating our planning/approval processes to sneak an awful project through, and the Davidson Town Board is asleep at the wheel and taking a dirt road to a lower quality of life for both Davidson and Cornelius citizens.”
— Commissioner Dave Gilroy on proposed housing development off Potts Road near the Lake Norman YMCA. The project originally included nine homes in Cornelius, but Crescent acquisitions withdrew their application Monday afternoon. Almost 300 apartments/townhomes are planned for the Davidson side of the project, which could directly impact traffic in Cornelius.

“It’s kind of humbling, I really enjoy what I do. This isn’t about me, it’s about the town, and the town came together.”
— Next Level Readiness owner Andre Gagne on raising donations or Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Huntersville.

“I have learned to count your blessings and be thankful for what you have, and live every day to the fullest.”
— Steve Girodano, Lake Norman area resident who escaped the twin towers on 9/11.

“To node or not to node, that’s a good question.”
— Huntersville developer Nate Bowman during his presentation to the Huntersville Town Board about future options for development on more than 425 acres on the east side of town. Possible plans include a mixed-used senior living “node” at the core of the project.

“I would imagine this is one of the most important residential properties Huntersville has left.”
— Bowman, describing the Bradford family acreage on the east side of Huntersville near the Skybrook neighborhood and Metrolina Greenhouses. Potential plans include up to 600 residential units including a full-service senior living community.

“We want as much public input on this as possible.”
— Bowman, explaining the development team’s push for town involvement and public presentations on various proposals for the Bradford property.

“This is an opportunity politicians have to leverage what they have, leverage what we might get out of the state, leverage what a private developer can contribute.”
— Bowman emphasizing how a combined effort on the proposed development could create connectivity, jobs and “something really special” on the east side of town.

“We’re going to get something on this property. Hopefully we can get a win-win situation."
— Huntersville Commissioner Charles Guignard voicing support for town involvement in the public charrettes and discussions about the proposed development.

“It’s not going to be any cheaper in 20 more years.”
— Guignard talking about a bridge over low-lying areas in eastern Huntersville, a part of a long-proposed North/South thoroughfare between eastern Huntersville and Mooresville, that could be a part of the new development.

“We would get our version of The Pines.”
— Bowman, saying the full-service senior living component of the proposed development would be similar to the highly regarded neighborhood in Davidson.

 

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