How much does it cost to raise a Village?
By Michelle Hall
(Century 21 Hecht)
The Village will be the largest mixed-use project that Cornelius has ever seen with a whole lot to offer the Lake Norman area. Even though it is not scheduled to break ground until 2010, with a completion date in 2011, it has already received a lot of attention. Some nearby residents are concerned about the traffic for the area. Others see it as a great asset, offering many jobs to people who can't afford to drive into Charlotte and by creating more than $370 million in a positive economic impact. The Village will cover a 104-acre strip South of Westmoreland in Cornelius and I-77. It will have 655,000 square feet of up-scale retail stores and restaurants with 3 major department stores. It will also have 810,000 square feet of Class A office space. Adding to this mix will be 2...