Lori Morgenson, a teacher at Queen’s Grant Community Charter School, sent us this picture of one of her students, Ryan Mohr, who found a heart-shaped chip last week at the QG Valentine’s Day party. Quite a find!
Town staff, along with a citizen committee and the consulting group HNTB, have finished the first stages of designing a small area plan for the Lawyers Road and I-485 interchange. The town hosted three charrette’s this month to get input from citizens on how they would like the interchange to look in the future.
Which ever company builds the mall, the town is creating a plan that will guide development for years to come.
“We were really limited as to what you could do,” Bailey said. “The typical developer would want to max out the space, but that can’t be done here.”
Other ideas that came from the meetings: Space for a possible YMCA and a conference center.
Bailey said a good example of a town which utilized a master plan to guide development is Rock Hill. Twenty years ago, the town developed a plan for the Dave Lyle Boulevard and Interstate 77 interchange. There have been few deviations from the plan over the years, and today the mixed use project is nearly complete. Bailey said Rock Hill deserved a “pat on the back” because as the elected officals changed over the years, the plan stayed in tact.
Mint Hill’s Mike Ingersoll was the only Tar Heel named to the ACC Football All Academic Team for 2009. Ingersoll is a junior majoring in Communication Studies and plays on the offensive line. He played high school football at Butler.
How does one become eligible for the honor?
To be eligible for consideration, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. All 12 ACC schools were represented by at least one selection on the team. The ACC has selected an ACC All-Academic Football team every year since 1954.
The Heels haven’t had multiple members of the team since 2005.
The town sponsored chili cook-off raised $127 for the Arts and Science yesterday at the town hall. There were eight chili entries. The winners were: Chef’s Choice and Crowd Pleaser – Stephanie Pike and Katie Pike (sisters), Baddest Kicker (Hottest) – Chris Held; Tes Unique (Most Original) Scott Simka.
Simon Properties, owner of South Park Mall, is offering to acquire General Growth Properties, the company that owns the majority of the land at Lawyers Road and Interstate 485 where the Bridges at Mint Hill is to be built. According to bizjournals.com, Simon is offering to buy General Growth for $10 billion. Reps from Simon said GG’s unsecured creditors’ committee supports the offer. Mint Hill is currently creating a Small Area Plan to guide development at the Lawyers Road interchange. Read more about the plan in this week’s Mint Hill Times.