The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association recently hosted a presentation in Mooresville of the local government planners from Iredell County, Statesville, Troutman and Mooresville. We Realtors meet with them every year to get an overview of what’s going on in the county and to get to know the planners better so that we can get questions asked more easily during the rest of the year. Here are a few comments from them that might interest you.
- Since the year 2000, Iredell County has grown by 21.5%. During the slowest growth year, we still added about 2,500 people.
- There is little activity right now on approving new subdivisions. One reason is that there are now 12,000 lots in various subdivisions that are approved but vacant in Iredell County.
- The new baseball park between Mooresville and Troutman will have a huge positive impact on the local hospitality and retail businesses during the summer season. This should eventually help our tax revenues, too.
- Troutman is applying for grants to help develop a town park on land next to the town hall.
- As previously mentioned, the J. Hoyt Hayes Memorial Troutman Library will open on May 25. This will be a great asset to our local quality of life. (By the way, if you have an Iredell library card already, then you’re good to go.)
- Troutman still expects to have a Wal-Mart built at Exit 42. Just don’t have firm dates yet. Maybe they’ll want to be there for the baseball parents and kids!
- Statesville has some great looking plans for improving the downtown area and the Shelton Avenue corridor. The town is working on how much they can invest in improving theses “streetscapes” as an investment in attracting businesses (mixed with some residential) to these areas.
- Larkin is still somewhere on the stove, if not on the front burner. The developers are working on finding some bond financing to get going. See Statesville Record & Landmark update HERE.
- Mooresville’s population has grown 100% in the last 10 years to around 30,000 plus. We’ll see when the census numbers are in.
- Lowe’s corporate campus is now projected when complete to have 12,000 employees. That’s a big reason for the need for improved roads and interchanges that serve that area.
- As mentioned already, Langtree at the Lake is starting to make some forward progress.
- Planners are cautiously optimistic about the progress of the re-purposing of the old Burlington Mills complex on Main Street. Hopefully, the furniture retailer is just the start of more worthwhile development there.
- The Brawley School Road improvements west of Williamson Rd. are scheduled for completion by summer of 2011. The improvements east of Williamson Rd. are scheduled for completion by summer of 2013.
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