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Pittsboro Residents File Lawsuit Against Chatham Park Development

  Pittsboro Matters, a committee of over 600 local residents, filed a lawsuit challenging the Pittsboro Town Board’s rezoning approval of Chatham Park. The 7,120-acre mixed-use development project is located on the outskirts of Pittsboro, adjacent to Jordan Lake, and would add approximately 55,000 new residents to a town with a current population of about 4,000. The lawsuit claims the Town Board violated: Pittsboro’s recently adopted land use plan,Read more about Pittsboro Residents File Lawsuit Against Chatham Park Development

Raleigh Discusses Charging Customers for Using Plastic Bags

City leaders are considering a fee or ban on plastic bags in the Raleigh area in order to reduce litter and landfill waste. City Councilman Bonner Gaylord prompted the discussion among city staff, proposing a 5 to 10-cents fee per plastic bag used. “I don’t have a position on the matter – I don’t know enough right now,” he said. “I’m curious to see what other communities have done andRead more about Raleigh Discusses Charging Customers for Using Plastic Bags

Pittsboro Residents Show Concern Over Chatham Park Development Project

Master plans for Chatham Park, a 7,200-acre development in Pittsboro, were approved in June, but the documents leave much to the imagination. Tom D’Alesandro, contracted to help Preston Development with planning, offers more details as to what the community will look like upon completion. “If I were to pick one place in this area, I would say it will probably look most like Meadowmont,” he said, referring to the upscaleRead more about Pittsboro Residents Show Concern Over Chatham Park Development Project

Chatham-Randolph Megasite Focuses on Bringing Automaker to Central NC

Chatham County is moving toward an economic transformation with a 1,818-acre “megasite” that will be used by local and state officials to lure a single, very large industrial user. The property sits along the Chatham-Randolph county line and is divided between two owners, Tim Booras and D.H. Griffin Sr., who have both signed an agreement to keep their properties as a megasite for two years. The megasite received official N.C.Read more about Chatham-Randolph Megasite Focuses on Bringing Automaker to Central NC

Fuquay-Varina Crooked Creek Golf Club Closes

Crooked Creek Golf Club, which has been operating for 20 years, has decided to sell to a single-family or multifamily residential developer. Tony Withers, one of the owners of the club, said the course economics are getting worse. With plenty of land-hungry builders eager to convert the course into residential lots, Withers expects to fetch enough money from the sale to pay off the property’s debt, pay back his investmentRead more about Fuquay-Varina Crooked Creek Golf Club Closes

Triangle Home Sales & Inventory on the Rise

The Triangle’s residential real estate market is heating up! Home sales in the area increased by 2 percent year-over-year in May, according to Triangle Multiple Listing Service’s local market report, which includes data from 16 counties in the region. Pending sales also rose by 3.5 percent. Month-to-month sales totals have been continuously growing this year, with May home sales up 22 percent compared to April.  Additionally, homes are selling atRead more about Triangle Home Sales & Inventory on the Rise

Durham Adding New Downtown Hotels in 2015

Durham is planning to open five new hotels and complete an expansion at a sixth hotel next year. According to Shelly Green, CEO of Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city hasn’t seen that many hotel additions in a single year since 2004. Four of the hotels are expected to open in or near downtown, where Green said there’s the greatest need for rooms. The Durham: A 54-room boutiqueRead more about Durham Adding New Downtown Hotels in 2015

Knightdale Station Begins Construction on Neighborhood Project

Knightdale Station, an 835-home subdivision, is ready to begin construction after its groundbreaking ceremony on June 4th. Preston Development Co. began acquiring the 300-acre property in 2005, and have recently hired three Fayetteville-based builders to construct the first 128 homes. Plans for Knightdale Station include a new branch location and aquatic center for YMCA of the Triangle and a new elementary school for Thales Academy.  Preston Development is donating 8.5 acresRead more about Knightdale Station Begins Construction on Neighborhood Project

Chatham Park Development Project Gets Approval

The Pittsboro town board met Monday night to vote on Preston Development Co.’s master plan for the massive Chatham Park development project. Four of five commissioners approved the request for what is believed to be the largest single development plan in North Carolina’s history, with the lone dissenting vote coming from Commissioner Bett Wilson Foley. Commissioner Foley questioned the developer’s plans to build near Jordan Lake and the Haw River.Read more about Chatham Park Development Project Gets Approval

Chapel Hill Considering the Sale of Six Town Properties

Chapel Hill is considering the sale of six properties, including Old Town Hall, as a means to bring in extra money. Other buildings on the list are the former Sport Arts Building, two fire stations, the parks and recreations offices, and a parking lot. The town of Chapel Hill has increased capital improvement needs as a result of the economic downturn. According to Dwight Bassett, Chapel Hill’s economic developmentRead more about Chapel Hill Considering the Sale of Six Town Properties