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Town of Matthews Announces Public Comment Period on Extension of Independence Pointe Parkway

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Matthews, NC – The Town of Matthews will hold a 30-day public comment period from May 25 to June 25 on the future extension alignment for Independence Pointe Parkway between its current end near Matthews-Mint Hill Road to a future terminus point beyond I-485.  The purpose of this comment period is to hear concerns and suggestions about where Independence Pointe Parkway should be located as it is extended toward the Sportsplex and across I-485, ultimately connecting to a future extension of McKee Road.

The Town of Matthews sought approval of the current proposed location for this future roadway in 1998.  Since then many changes and actions have occurred that make that adopted alignment less than ideal. 

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Map of current adopted alignment.


The Town therefore requested assistance from transportation engineering staff with Charlotte Area Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) to design alternate potential routes for this future roadway.  They have provided the Town three possible alignments. 

 alternative alignments

Map of proposed alternative alignments.

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Map of proposed alternative alignments with labels.

Before the Town makes a decision on a preferred alignment, the Town is holding this public comment opportunity, which is part of the required process for amending a CRTPO document. 

Comments may be made in two ways: 

  • Written comments can be sent to Town Hall, care of the Planning Department, at 232 Matthews Station St, Matthews NC 28105.
  • Verbal comments can be offered to the Town Board of Commissioners at their June 12 meeting at 7PM at Town Hall.

All written comments will be posted to the Town website so they can be viewed by Town Board and the public.  The Town Board can determine a preferred alignment at their June 26 meeting.  This information will be sent to CRTPO so that the new alignment can be adopted into the region's Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP).

To submit an email comment,  or click  here.  

To see comments submitted to this date, click  here.


Development Update May 2017

Fullwood Station – New single-family subdivision on S Trade St across from MARA ball fields.

This neighborhood will have 42 new single family homes by David Weekly. Several homes are under construction and a model home is open.

Eden Hall – New townhome subdivision on Fullwood Lane across from Christ Covenant Church.

Eden Hall by David Weekly is a 90 unit townhome project featuring linear courtyards within the development and a new greenway connection from Bubbling Well Road to Fullwood Lane. Numerous model
homes are open at this time.

Plantation Estates Expansion – Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) on S Trade St and Fullwood Lane across from Matthews United Methodist Church.

Phase 1 of the Plantation Estates expansion continues with numerous independent living units completed and occupied. The new multiuse path along South Trade Street is open and connects to the existing Four Mile Creek Greenway across South Trade Street.

Proximity Matthews – New apartment community on Monroe Road across from Family Dollar corporate offices.

A 250-unit multifamily community has received zoning approval, and will create a section of pedestrian pathway that may in time connect multiple neighborhoods. No schedule is available at this time for construction.

Windsor Run – New Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) on McKee Rd between Weddington and Pleasant Plains Roads.

The first three buildings of independent living units are under construction, and the marketing center is now open. Full build-out, including increased care facilities will be constructed in later phases. The first units are expected to open in 2018.

Matthews Corners – NC51 at US74

Zoning revisions have been approved for this retail center, and construction plans are pending.  The former HH Gregg building will be demolished and replaced with a new 63,000 square foot Academy Sports store. Parking lot and landscaping enhancements and a new outparcel building facing Highway 51 are also planned.

Sycamore Commons – NC51 and US74

A new 10,000 square foot retail building is under construction adjacent to the Pier One store.  This retail structure is anticipated to include 4 new establishments. Zoes Café is among the new tenants planned for the building.

Matthews Festival – US74 and NC51

Built in the late 1980s, Matthews Festival retail center facing US74 will be undergoing renovation work, with some portions of the center planned for demolition and replacement with new businesses. Several popular restaurants, including Metro Diner, MOD Pizza, and BJ’s Brewhouse, will locate here.  Each new business will have it own time schedule for opening.

Sportsplex – US74 and I-485

Construction of the 11 soccer-sized ball fields, stadium, walking trails, picnic shelters, play areas, restroom facilities, and parking lots is mostly completed, with the exception of a recently-funded bleacher expansion within the stadium that is currently being reviewed for building permits.   A grand opening celebration of the full facility is scheduled for Saturday June 17, 2017.

Woodspring Suites – Matthews-Mint Hill Rd near Brigman Road.

A new 123 room extended stay hotel is under construction near the bowling alley, in the proposed Family Entertainment District.

Elevation Church parking lot renovations – US74 near Matthews-Mint Hill Rd.

Formerly a retail center, Elevation Church is recreating the site for multiple church-related activities, and is nearing completion of a significant parking lot revision.

Ridge Church – Independence Pointe Pky and Matthews-Mint Hill Rd.

The church is in the process of acquiring additional land for a phased expansion, following recent zoning approval.

Stevens Grove – Off Reverdy Lane on Arborfield Drive

A 49 lot subdivision of custom homes is being developed by Faison Enterprises and Capital Land Partners.

Liberty Commerce Center – 10800 block of Monroe Rd beside and behind Point Blank firing range

Three New establishments are planning to build around Point Blank facilities, to include a dental office- Dentist Salud, a retail facility for saltwater environments- Nemo's Reef, and a commercial catering kitchen- Red Radish.  All three are scheduled for site plan and building elevation plan approvals during the June 12 Town Board of Commissioners meeting.

Aldi Expansion – 605 W John Street near 51

First opened in 2003, Aldi grocery store has begun construction of a 3,000 square foot addition to the front of the existing retail building.  They will close in early July to complete the interior construction activity.


    Planning & Development
    Department Contacts
    Phone: 704-847-4411
    Fax: 704-845-1964

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Kathi Ingrish, AICP
    Planning Director

    Jay Camp, AICP
    Senior Planner

    Dillon Lackey

    Mary Jo Gollnitz, CZO
    Planner/Zoning Administrator

    Carlo McKoy
    Code Enforcement

    Shana Robertson
    Admin Asst/Deputy Town Clerk
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