Development http://wunc.org en 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 Privatized Commerce Corporation Raises Critics’ Ire http://wunc.org/post/privatized-commerce-corporation-raises-critics-ire <p><font size="2">Big changes are coming to the state commerce department. </font></p><p><font size="2">A new public/private non-profit will be taking over some of the duties of recruiting new business to the state next year. But critics of the <a href="http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20130408/governor-mccrory-launches-partnership-prosperity-new-economic">N.C. Partnership for Prosperity</a> say similar efforts in other states have failed. Host Frank Stasio talks to&nbsp;</font></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:14:14 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 24965 at http://wunc.org Privatized Commerce Corporation Raises Critics’ Ire Durham Revitalization Project on Southside http://wunc.org/post/durham-revitalization-project-southside <p>The City of Durham has struggled for decades to revitalize a section downtown near the Durham Freeway.&nbsp; Today there is a groundbreaking to celebrate new plans for the area.&nbsp;<br> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:25:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2075 at http://wunc.org House Votes For Controversial Development Bill http://wunc.org/post/house-votes-controversial-development-bill <p>Lawmakers have tentatively passed a bill that would require cities to provide water and sewer service to any area within its urban growth boundary.<br> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:15:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 2270 at http://wunc.org