MPV Properties gets green light for mixed-use project near downtown Cornelius

A mixed-use project that would add to the momentum around downtown Cornelius has been approved by town leaders.

MPV Properties has received rezoning approval for a mixed-use project in Cornelius that calls for up to 75 apartments and 6,000 square feet of commercial space in a five-story building.

On Monday, the Cornelius Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning request for The Venue, a development proposed by Charlotte-based MPV Properties. The project calls for the development of a five-story building containing 70 apartments and 6,000 square feet of commercial space. It would be located on a 2-acre site at 19813 S. Main St., less than half a mile from downtown Cornelius.

According to town documents, the planning board viewed The Venue as a good complement to the town’s new downtown arts district, which is nearby. The arts district is anchored by the $25 million Cain Center for the Arts. The Cain Center broke ground in May and is slated for completion in fall 2022. The 32,000-square-foot performing arts center will feature a 400-seat theater, three classrooms, a dance studio, galleries and an outdoor plaza with community green space.

MPV’s project is one of several being proposed in and around downtown Cornelius as the town builds momentum.

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