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An information meeting was held this evening by our Town Manager, Greg Ferguson in attempts to clarify misinformation regarding a recently announced feasibility study between SPCC, Waxhaw and Wingate. The feasibility study, which was recently approved by the Waxhaw Board of Commissioners (5-0), will determine if a portion of property owned by the Town of Waxhaw could provide park amenities with a college satellite facility, offering associate, bachelor, and graduate classes, along with recreational programming.
There has never been an approved use or plan for the 34 acre property. The feasibility study commences in January. Everyone agrees that the focus is quality of life enhancements and that green space is a priority. All three entities seek to incorporate academic, professional development, and recreational programing opportunities for the community.
The meeting ended at the conclusion of the presentation with a commitment to a full citizen engagement component for all to participate in over the next 5 months. It is unfortunate that some were heated. The intent is to allow all citizens and stakeholders to have an opportunity to share their input in a respectful and civil manner, so all can be heard.