The city was in need of both a library and cultural center and wanted to develop a new library. However, because of financial limitations, the library wanted to partner with a local non-profit to make the project more financially feasible. The non-profit partner will provide housing to low-income seniors in the area. This mixed-use project seeks to be inclusive and equitable of the various needs in the community.
The City of Cornelius’ downtown area was underdeveloped and unfinished, so the city undertook an extensive public engagement process to develop a shared vision for recreating downtown to be a culturally diverse core for all residents.
After an investigation revealed widespread division and inequities in the Cornelius Police Department, the city undertook an extensive public engagement process to find a way to move forward in a collaborative and inclusive manner.