Regional news for Nov. 10

Town to decide on Greater Life site

MINT HILL – Town leaders may decide Nov. 9 to allow Greater Life Church to build a new place of worship on nine acres at 3821 and 3901 Matthews-Mint Hill Road by summer 2018.

The church plans to build a children’s facility and a worship center that seats 300 to 500 people, according to minutes from the Oct. 12 public hearing.

One resident expressed concerns about traffic, parking and property values during the hearing.

Andrew Byrd, pastor at Mint Hill Community Church, said the site could have between 160 and 180 parking spots, according to minutes.

Byrd alluded to churches along Idlewild Road near Matthews-Mint Hill Road with residential neighbors. Town rules allow churches in residential areas through a conditional zoning process.

Hearing set for

new subdivision

MINT HILL – Bob Wiggins, of Mattamy Homes, is applying to build a 247-home subdivision on 125 acres  near Jefferson Colony.

The subdivision, dubbed Cadence Mint Hill, would be accessed by Bartlett Road. It would connect to Statesman and Liberty Hill drives.

A public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9.

Contest for best

gingerbread house

MATTHEWS – The community is welcome to submit their favorite gingerbread house creation to the Matthews Chamber of Commerce from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1.

Carolinas HealthCare System sponsors the contest, which features three categories: Amateur Child/Family, Amateur Adult or Professional. Judging takes place Dec. 2 before the annual tree lighting at 6 p.m.

All will be judged on characteristics special to Matthews, found at www.mat or by calling 704-847-3649.

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