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New production facility:  Orbus Visual Communications/SEG Systems/Fabric Images

Orbus’ new $25 million plant in Huntersville means 100 new jobs

March 22. Orbus Visual Communications is opening a new $25 million manufacturing facility in Huntersville that will create 100 new jobs, in addition to the 86 jobs moving from Charlotte. Orbus is the nation’s largest producer of visual communications solutions for trade shows, retail environments and workplace interiors. Orbus, which acquired SEG Systems in 2022 […]

New business center manager at Peoples in Huntersville

Jan. 9. Diana Richards is the new Business Center Manager in the Huntersville branch of Peoples Bank. Peoples Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina Inc., operates 17 banking offices in North Carolina, with offices in Catawba, Alexander, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Iredell, and Wake Counties. The Bank also operates loan production offices in […]

Apple store opens Dec. 14

Dec. 5. The Birkdale Village Apple store will open at 10 am on Dec. 14 in the old Pier One space at the corner of Townley and Lindholm. It replaces the Apple store in Northlake Mall which closed without warning in early March 1 in the wake of three shooting over a short period of […]

Jake Palillo at Lagoona Bay/Waterside community meeting

Developer pulls the plug on Lagoona Bay/Waterside

Sept. 13. By Dave Yochum. Developer Jake Palillo and Bi-Part Development are pulling the plug on the 263-acre Lagoona Bay/Waterside project on either side of Hwy. 73 east of Hwy. 115. The property, currently farmland, is expected to go back on the market. Its hallmark feature was the “Crystal Lagoon” as well as commercial, retail […]

Middleburg Communities is coming to Huntersville

New build-to-rent project coming to Huntersville

July 28. There’s a new housing product out there and it’s coming to Huntersville. Middleburg Communities plans to develop a “build-to-rent” neighborhood with 265 single-family homes on Old Statesville Road. Hamlet Huntersville will be a fully-amenitized built-to-rent community on 44-acres. The single-family detached cottages and townhome units will average 1,230 square feet. Construction is expected […]

Developer will reduce scope of Waterside and submit new plans to Planning Board

July 26. By Dave Yochum. Saying he is “done fighting,” developer Jake Palillo is altering plans for the Waterside development on Hwy. 73 in Huntersville to fit within the current zoning. Palillo, a Cornelius resident, says the Lagoona Bay Beach Club would be allowed “by right” with 365 to 415 larger lots. “We will still […]

The architect behind Lagoona Bay is Charlotte-based Housing Studio

LKN Chamber votes to support Lagoona Bay development in Huntersville

May 25. By Dave Yochum. The Lake Norman Chamber has come out in favor of Jake Palillo’s plan for an $800 million development that includes million-dollar homes, a hotel and a 10-acre freshwater lagoon on Hwy. 73 in Huntersville. The project comes before the Huntersville Town Board June 5. The upscale development on 263 acres […]

Gov. Cooper announces Atom expansion

NC again lands top spot in nationwide Site Selection eco-devo ranking

May 10. North Carolina ranks first in the nation for the third year on Site Selection magazine’s 2023 Prosperity Cup, a key measurement of state business competitiveness that is awarded based on the number of new and expanded facilities in the state, capital investment, and total number of new jobs. Two Chatham County projects alone […]

Letter to the editor: Birkdale owner/developer licks wounds, vows to try again

April 12. [Opinion] Mr. Perry’s comments are once again a continuance of his disingenuous statements and claims. Had he even contacted our group one time during the rezoning process the outcome may have been different. His zoom meetings with a few HOA members did not represent our community’s position on the rezoning. Had NAP demonstrated […]

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Birkdale Village owner/developer licks wounds, vows to try again

April 11. By TL Bernthal. The owners of Birkdale Village are not giving up on plans to expand the mixed-use lifestyle center now that they have a year to revise their expansion plans. “We’ll be back,” said Tim Perry, managing partner of North American Properties, which acquired Birkdale Village in November 2020. A  4-2 vote […]