Matthews Town Council Approves Highly Controversial Santé Mixed-Use Development


The Matthews Town Council voted 5-2 on Monday night to approve the much-debated expansion plan for Idlewild Road. The project will include a grocery store, a bank, restaurants and retail outlets, as well as 570 housing units comprising apartments, townhomes for rent, and houses for sale.

Prior to the meeting, a large number of locals gathered at the town hall to express their disapproval of the scheme, worried about the traffic congestion and high density it could bring.

You can read the full proposal for Matthews development here.

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