With a rapidly increasing population, the City of Cornelius sees an opportunity for updated design standards, rezoning, and an urban renewal plan. The City is investing in robust community engagement campaigns to hear from its residents and deliver the future they envision.
The Cornelius Town Center Plan is an effort by the City of Cornelius to revitalize its downtown and encourage private investment and employment growth. The past few years have seen enormous investment in new downtown infrastructure, including sidewalks, streetlights and ADA facilities. 3J managed a team of multidisciplinary consultants to develop a plan that built on those efforts to envision the future of Cornelius’ downtown and main street corridor. Unanimously approved by City Council in June 2019, the Plan, associated Urban Renewal Plan, and zoning code updates were developed to revitalize the downtown core through infill and redevelopment, multi-modal transportation improvements, and other capital improvements to build on the city’s cultural and civic assets. The Urban Renewal Plan is scheduled for an adoption hearing on July 15 and zoning code changes will be implemented in the fall of 2019.
The effort kicked off with three months of robust outreach efforts garnering more than 500 touches with Cornelius community members. All outreach efforts were bilingual, with assistance from Centro Cultural de Washington County. Get a recap of the project’s Design Week.
To learn more about the Cornelius Town Center Plan, visit the project website.
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