The Mayor & I pushed hard for the widening of Trade Street. We’ve added connectivity between the Community Center & Sadie Drive; We’ve built a connector street called Charles Buckley Way between John & Charles Streets to assist in commuting thru downtown // Phillips Road Re-Paving has been completed // Widening of NC 51 up to Phillips Road – 2015 // McKee Road Ext. Section "B" done // Sam Newell & NE Parkway now has a traffic light // NC 51/Idlewild Roundabout.
2. John Street
This project is on hold as of today. We understand this as a Regional Project, however, we needed to have NCDOT re-prioritize other Connections first. / 74 Widening & Monroe Bypass / McKee Road Extension from Pleasant Plains to John Street / 485 Interchange at Weddington Road / Independence Point Parkway & Northeast Parkway / Sardis-51-Fullwood / Union County Traffic can learn a BETTER way to get home AROUND Matthews.
3. Controlling Growth
Approve only smart development on the little land that we have left; work with infill type projects. We cannot tell land owners what to do with their land. Most developable property in town can be built out "by right" with little to no involvement from the town. Though some would prefer to see the last few open spaces in town undeveloped or turned into parks, that isn't financially possible for the town or fair to the landowners. Eventually, the land will be developed, and it is the responsibility of the Town Council to steer these projects in a direction that will have the best outcome for our citizens. Acts & Ericson Retirement Communities have relatively little impact on traffic or schools compared to a subdivision. We are moving forward with infrastructure improvements as quickly and aggressively as funding allows.