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Town extends deadline for land use plan survey

The town of Mint Hill has extended the deadline to take the land use plan survey to July 11.

Town Manager Brian Welch made the decision so that more citizens would have a chance to participate. The former deadline was June 20.


The survey gauges how citizens feel about future development in the town.

The information will then be used to help either tweak or start over the Comprehensive Land Use Plan that was drafted last year.

As of Monday, 600 people have taken the survey according to Town Planning Director Lee Bailey.

The draft of the plan drew stern criticism from some in town who thought there was too much allowance for higher density development, especially in the areas closest to Charlotte’s borders.

Mint Hill Board of Commissioner Lloyd Austin was on the board when the previous plan was enacted in 2000. He said he supported extending the survey date to July to give more people a chance to have their say.

The  process has been much more contentious than in 2000 according to Austin.

“It’s been a roller coaster,” Austin said. “I’m not for higher density, but there was a misunderstanding about what the plan was originally about. Overall, I think it was just a communication problem.” […]

By |June 23rd, 2011|Around Town, Development|1 Comment

New restaurant coming to Mint Hill

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The Mint Hill restaurant scene is growing. Brad Bowen, a resident of the town, is in the process of opening a full service restaurant and bakery called Palmetto Grill and Bakery at the location formerly operated by Mama’s Pizza in Mint Hill Pavilion.
This follows the recent opening of The Hill Bar and Grill in the location that was once occupied by Mint Hill Grill and Deli.
Bowen has spent much of the past 30 years either operating restaurants or working in the corporate side of the food service industry. The Olde Sycamore resident hopes to have his new venture open by the New restaurant coming to Mint Hill end of August.
The restaurant will feature fresh cut steaks and fish and be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Bowen said he hopes to “bring to Mint Hill what it has been missing for years, an upscale, yet affordable family restaurant that serves made from scratch meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
The dinner menu will include Mahi Mahi, Bourbon Glazed Salmon, Red Striped Bass, Filet Mignon and Baby Back Ribs. […]

By |June 23rd, 2011|Around Town|1 Comment