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Mint Hill OKs plans

Mint Hill Commissioners recently approved a Pedestrian Plan and a Small Area Plan for the town.

The Pedestrian Plan, for which the town paid approximately $13,500 with a matching $31,500 Bicycle and Pedestrian grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, maps out where greenways, bike trails, and sidewalks should be built to facilitate pedestrian traffic around town.

Goals of the plan also include creating pedestrian crossings at key intersections and improving pedestrian connectivity both in town and in surrounding subdivisions.

In their report to the board, the planning board recommended commissioners approve the Pedestrian Plan and also challenged them to take steps to implement it.

The complete plan may be found at www.minthill.com select Document Center and then choose Pedestrian Planning.

The Small Area Plan, also recently approved, cost the town $87,000 with Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization kicking in an additional $37,500. The small area plan outlines how land around the Lawyers Road/Interstate 485 interchange should develop.

The long awaited Bridges at Mint Hill shopping complex is included in the plan along with other features such as the location of a future YMCA, a large business park, townhomes and other higher density single family development, street connections across I-485 and more.

The complete plan may be found at www.minthill.com/SAP.

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