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3/1/2009
Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Update
The Mooresville Mill Village Neighborhood Conservation Overlay is undergoing review and improvement by Sottile & Sottile consultants of Savannah, GA. After some major construction was undertaken which appeared to be out of line with the NCO, it was determined that the NCO was not strong enough to prevent serious deterioration to the streetscape. The Town of Mooresville called in Sottile & Sottile to analyze & offer improvements to the existing NCO to make it a stronger document that will continue to ensure architectural integrity and complementary infill in the MMV. Sottile held a neighborhood workshop on Dec. 4, 2008 to review the existing NCO and has delivered a technical memo to the Mooresville Planning Department.

9/25/2008
Two Mill Houses Featured on Tour of Homes
Two fabulously renovated Mill Village houses have been been selected for the 2008 Historic Mooresville Tour of Homes. For a sneak peek inside these houses, read more here.

3/29/2008
Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Update
We've added the Guidelines to our Conservation Overlay resources so you can now easily access them.

3/27/2008
Dave Rogers and Mitch Abraham Address Assembly Concerns
Rogers gave some discouraging news about the project's setbacks, but remains optimistic about the Mooresville Mills project. Commissioner Abraham addressed many issues that have been on the forefront, including sidewalks, Church Street paving, water pressure and more.
Read the Tribune Article. See the pictures of the meeting.

3/4/2008
Neighborhood Conservation Overlay now in Effect
The Neighborhood Conservation Overlay (NCO) was passed by Town Council as part of the new zoning ordinance. The NCO provides guidelines for the renovation of existing mill houses and for new construction in the Mill Village. Its purpose is to protect the historic character of the Mill Village and to ensure that future construction maintains and enhances that character.

1/8/2008
Freshman
Commissioner Miles Atkins asks for tougher code enforcement based on Mill Village Campaign Event
Read the Mooresville Tribune news article

October 15,2007
Candidates see homeownership, code enforcement, increased police patrol for Mill Village
Read news coverage in the Mooresville Tribune.
See photos from the event (works in Internet Explorer)

August 6, 2007
Mill Property Rezoned to Town Center
At the August Town Council meeting, commissioners voted to approve Cherokee Investments' request to rezone the Mooresville Mills property to Town Center from General Industrial. The new zoning status will allow Cherokee to build closer to its property line.

August 6, 2007
Contract Approved for Nesbit Street Park
Town Council has approved a contract with Eagle Wood, Inc. for the construction of Nesbit Park. Town officials were seen working at the park site Friday.

August 6, 2007
Sidewalk Closed Due to Graffitti
Town administration has allowed Cherokee Investments to close parts of Brawley Avenue sidewalk to prevent further graffiti on that side of the mill. Residents must now walk in the street to go around Cherokee Investments' fence.

July 18, 2007
Mill Village Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Quiz
Test your understanding of the Mill Village NCO with our online quiz! If you make less than 100%, you might want to brush up by reading the myths, faqs, and the NCO guidelines.

July 17, 2007
Bids opened for Nesbit Street Park
The bids that were received for construction of Nesbit Street Park have been opened. The lowest bidder was $187,000. The contract will go before town council in August for approval, then construction on the park can start!

July 13, 2007
Mooresville Police Look to Stop Graffitti
Mooresville police are aware of the graffitti problem around the mill, especially around Brawley Avenue and are working to find the perpetrators. Read coverage of the issue in the Charlotte Observer article.

July 12, 2007
Planning Board Approves Rezoning of Old Mill Property

July 11 , 2007
Cherokee Requesting Rezoning
Cherokee will present a request for rezoning to the Mooresville Planning Board on Thursday, July 12. The request is to rezone the mill property from General Industrial (GI) to Town Center (TC).

June 13, 2007
Small Area Plan, Nesbit Street Park Funded in 2007-2008 Town Budget
We have great reasons to celebrate! This evening Town Council passed the budget for the coming year. The budget included:

  • Funds for a Small Area Plan for the Mill Village! The funds were lumped with two other plans, totalling $80,000. It is not clear at this time how the funds will be divided among the three area plans. The Mill Village Revitalization Committee recommended creating a Small Area Plan for the Mill Village in its spring Working Report.
  • $225,000 for the Nesbit Street Park. According to town officials, work should start on the park by this fall.

May 14 & 17, 2007
Neighborhood Conservtion Overlay Guidelines to Be Presented to the Public
All residents should come to the Mill Village Neighborhood Conservation Overlay workshops. They will be held on May 14th and 17th at the Charles Mack Citizens' Center. At that time, the Revitalization Committee will ask citizens for their input about what we want our neighborhood to look like in the future, and what the NCO Guidelines should be.

March 2, 2007
Revitalization Committee Presents Working Report
Mill Village Revitalization Committee presented a working report to Town Council on Friday, March 2. The MVRC recommended that Town Council fund a Small Area Plan for the Mill Village as soon as possible!

Feb 12 2007
Mill Village Assembly Meeting Announcement
The next Mill Village Assembly meeting will be February 19, 2007 at the First Baptist Church Activities Building. Assembly leaders will be dividing the neighborhood into sub-groups, and Matt Burleyson of the Mooresville Police Department will be making appointments. Each group will create a phone chain and street-level community watches. Ward 1 Commissioner Mitch Abraham will participate, spending quality time with each neighborhood group.

Feb 12, 2007
Church Street Repairs To Begin Soon
At its December meeting, Town Council approved funding for the improvement of Church Street from McClelland Avenue to College St.

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