Davidson residents concerned over potential development in Mooresville

- A new headquarters could be coming to Mooresville, according to the Mooresville South Iredell Economic Development Corporation. With it could come more than 360 new jobs.

It would be right across the street from the Lowe’s headquarters off Langtree Road.

Monday night, the Mooresville Town Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve an incentive agreement. Click here to see the meeting agenda.

Some of the people who live near the proposed development spoke out during the public hearing.

"We're shooting in the dark. Once again, we don't know what Mooresville is planning. This is going to directly affect us and we have no vote," said Dr. Arielle Emmett, a Davidson Pointe resident. 

Davidson Pointe is in the town of Davidson, but its only access road is through the town of Mooresville.

"We are the ones directly affected by whatever happens on those 131 acres at Bridges Farm Road," Emmett said.

She and other Davidson Pointe residents expressed their concern regarding the economic incentive vote for the new development. Their main complaint is the lack of information. Right now, the company is only referred to as ‘Project Control’.

A spokesperson for the Town of Mooresville says Russ Rogerson with Mooresville South Iredell Economic Development Corporation and Mooresville Commissioner Lisa Qualls told residents that withholding the name of the company is part of the process, according to state statute

If incentives are approved by Iredell County and State of North Carolina, the company accepts the incentives and selects Mooresville, and zoning and land development work for the proposed location, more information such as the name of the company will be shared with the public.

But Emmett and other neighbors in the Davidson Pointe community say they want a say in the development near their neighborhood.

The Davidson Pointe community does not have representation on the Mooresville Town Board as it is not part of Mooresville.

Emmett says she reached out to Mooresville leaders in December for a seat at the table.

"I wrote to the town and specifically to the mayor and the township officials and said let's create a citizen's committee to work on a sane smart development plan. I got no response."

We reached out to the town of Mooresville to find out what's happening with that citizen's committee. We're waiting to hear back.

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