Land Use

Land Use Plan


On September 20, 2021, the Town of Cornelius Board of Commissioners adopted changes to the Land Use Plan to extend the Village Center land use boundary and to allow the consideration of various building heights and densities, depending upon the location within the Village Center category. The Plan, originally adopted in December 1999, is a policy to guide growth and development of land in the town's jurisdiction. View the Land Use Map and corresponding land use categories for more information.

What is a Land Use Plan?


The Land Use Plan is a document designed to guide the future development of Cornelius.  It presents a vision for the future, with long-range goals and objectives, and includes guidance on how to make decisions on land development proposals and sets the stage for how the Town will grow in the future.  While providing a common framework to balance community interests, the plan is a means to protect public investment and valued resources by fostering a sense of place and encouraging economic development. 


  1. Growth Management Task Force

    The Growth Management Task Force will meet from 4:30-6:30 on the following days to develop recommended changes to the Land Use Plan:
    • April 7 & 21
    • May 5 & 19
    • June 2 & 23
    • July 14 & 28
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