Blended neighborhood planned by Gaston Habitat in Belmont
The Great Recession of 2008-09 killed a lot of dreams and put a lot of others on hold in Gaston County.
One of those dreams was of a new subdivision in northern Belmont, a subdivision that would be a combination of Habitat for Humanity homebuyers and other families who paid market value for their houses.
The development was to be named Dixon Village in memory of Belmont civic leader and longtime Habitat volunteer Bill Dixon who had died in the spring of 2007.
The tract of land, containing 28 housing lots, had been donated to Habitat by the late Geneva Abernathy who had taught public elementary school in Mount Holly and then North Belmont for a total of 33 years.