Pittsboro http://wunc.org en Pittsboro Approves Chatham Park Expansion http://wunc.org/post/pittsboro-approves-chatham-park-expansion <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Pittsboro<span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;"> Board of Commissioners has approved a massive development plan that is expected to send the population soaring from 4,000 to nearly 70,000 over the next three decades.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:05:45 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 37005 at http://wunc.org Pittsboro Approves Chatham Park Expansion Pittsboro Memorial Will Honor 9/11 First Responders http://wunc.org/post/pittsboro-memorial-will-honor-911-first-responders <p></p><p>Pittsboro will break ground today on a memorial to 9/11 first responders.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Organizers say town and Chatham County officials will take part, along with anyone who wants to bring a shovel.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The site will feature a beam from the base of one of the twin towers that collapsed after the attack on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:03:46 +0000 Eric Hodge 32848 at http://wunc.org Pittsboro Memorial Will Honor 9/11 First Responders Massive Pittsboro Development Project Still Has Some Hurdles To Jump http://wunc.org/post/massive-pittsboro-development-project-still-has-some-hurdles-jump <p></p><p>In a meeting Monday night, the Pittsboro&nbsp;Board of Commissioners presented <a href="http://www.prestondev.com/">Preston Development</a> with more than 40 new requests to follow up on with regards to <a href="http://pittsboronc.gov/vertical/sites/%7B512CE168-4684-4855-9CD9-7D209FE775E3%7D/uploads/NOVEMBER_25th_PDD_MP.pdf">Chatham Park -- the massive new 7,120 acre live,work, play community</a>. The project could bring as many as 60,000 new residents to Pittsboro, a town of 4,000 currently.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:37:11 +0000 WUNC News 31910 at http://wunc.org Massive Pittsboro Development Project Still Has Some Hurdles To Jump Pittsboro: Planning Consultant Says Chatham Park Plan Lacks Vision http://wunc.org/post/pittsboro-planning-consultant-says-chatham-park-plan-lacks-vision <p></p><p><a href="http://www.prestondev.com/">Preston Development Company</a> has big plans for Pittsboro, but an urban planning consultant says it isn't very clear what they are.</p><p></p><p>The Chatham Park project is meant to turn thousands of acres into full neighborhoods of residences and office space just 15 miles from Chapel Hill. It could turn the town into a sizeable city. The project is controversial, and Pittsboro hired the Lawrence Group in Davidson to review its master plan.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:25:49 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31131 at http://wunc.org Pittsboro: Planning Consultant Says Chatham Park Plan Lacks Vision Pittsboro Considers 7,000 Acre Multi-Use Development http://wunc.org/post/pittsboro-considers-7000-acre-multi-use-development <p>The town of Pittsboro is considering a new, 7,000 acre multi-use development called Chatham Park. If approved, it would be built over 30 years, and could increase Pittsboro's population to 60,000.</p><p>At public meetings on the issue, some in Pittsboro have expressed concerns about the new development and how it might change the area. Elaine Chiosso is Executive Director of the Haw River Authority, and she says the development could hurt the surrounding ecosystem. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:50:47 +0000 Sam Sanders 21276 at http://wunc.org Pittsboro Considers 7,000 Acre Multi-Use Development Chatham County Seeks Input on 9/11 Memorial http://wunc.org/post/chatham-county-seeks-input-911-memorial <p>Officials in Chatham County are welcoming public input on a proposed site for a 9/11 memorial. The centerpiece will be a small part of the World Trade Center donated by the <a href="http://www.panynj.gov/">Port Authority of New York &amp; New Jersey</a>. Citizens can weigh in at the Board of Commissioners <a href="http://www.chathamnc.org/Index.aspx?page=19&amp;recordid=3978&amp;returnURL=%2findex.aspx">meeting</a> tonight in Pittsboro. Debra Henzey is the director of communications for Chatham County. She says one possible site is in the center of town.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:33:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 5605 at http://wunc.org