Greenway trailhead getting art centerpiece; age-restricted housing to Long Creek

This art piece, paying tribute to The Vine, Huntersville’s greenway system, is destined for the Downtown Greenway Trailhead. /Courtesy Town of Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville town board approved a transfer of public art sponsorship dollars Monday to help finalize plans for a centerpiece sculpture at the Downtown Greenway trailhead just off N.C. 115 near Gilead Road.

A plant-like metal image – an intentional reference to The Vine, the town’s greenway network –  will be produced by Atlanta-based Landis Sculpture Studio. The total contract price for the work is $39,000.

The board also approved rezoning for an age-restricted multi-family housing project on 9.8 acres off Beatties Ford Road near Long Creek Elementary School. The project by Mosaic Development Group could have up to 130 apartments. These will be built across Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road from another development with age-restricted housing.

During the meeting, while emphasizing the need for additional discussions about dedicated right-of-way for a possible future connection to Verhoeff Drive, commissioners also approved a request from Mecklenburg County’s Solid Waste operations to expand its recycling facility on U.S. 21.

One response to “Greenway trailhead getting art centerpiece; age-restricted housing to Long Creek”

  1. Nick says:

    What a beautifully useless waste of $39,000 for the town of Huntersville. Bravo!

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