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Old 05-27-2013, 01:48 PM
 
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Pittsboro prepares for 7,000-acre technology park - WNCN: News, Weather for Raleigh. Durham, Fayetteville

http://pittsboronc.gov/vertical/site...aster_Plan.pdf
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:48 PM
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It's an interesting proposal for sure, however I just don't think there is room in the area for another RTPish environment. Yet alone one that has the potential for damaging the ecosystem around the Haw River. RTP is a great location for many companies because you are smack dab right by the airport and a short distance from Durham / Chapel Hill and Raleigh. There are only so many companies in the area. What incentive are you going to have to throw at them to outweigh the current benefits of being in the RTP or in the rapidly growing tech cities of Durham / Raleigh.

Do we really need another sprawling development like this? Can't we just continue to redefine RTP and make it more of a "Live, Work, Play" type of environment? That or invest more in Class A type office space in our downtown areas.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:12 AM
 
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I'll put my money on Mr. Goodnight knowing what is what, i.e., knowing that this can be successful.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I'll put my money on Mr. Goodnight knowing what is what, i.e., knowing that this can be successful.
Do you mean James Goodknight, the founder of SAS? Was he mentioned in the planning document? I haven't had time to read it yet.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Do you mean James Goodknight, the founder of SAS? Was he mentioned in the planning document? I haven't had time to read it yet.
He's the one who has bought up the land. I'm looking forward to it as I think it can only help my Chatham property values.

I live in a nice little subdivision in Pittsboro and there is a little talk of worry about us now being on the "other side of the tracks" as this project ramps up.

They evidently want to build Pittsboro a police station that I guess would be in the park. It might be too early to speculate on this though.

One thing that people have been wondering about is how Dr. Goodnight convinced the slow growth Mayor of Pittsboro to sign on to this project.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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At 7,000 acres, Chatham Park would change the face of small-town Pittsboro | Chatham County | Indy Week

Good read from the Independent...
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:54 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Default Pittsboro looking into massive housing development

Preston Development Corp., with the financial backing of SAS co-founder Jim Goodnight, has spent more than $100 million buying up 7,500 acres in Chatham County where it is proposing a massive residential development of 22,000 homes.
If built, Chatham Park would house 60,000 residents and would be transformational to the town of Pittsboro, now home to about 1,500 families.

read more detail here, including controversy of the project CHATHAM COUNTY: Preston’s developer thinks bigger, proposes new 22,000 home city in Chatham County | Real Estate | NewsObserver.com
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:40 AM
 
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It would certainly transform something. Whether it's the town of Pittsboro or not has yet to be decided.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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I'll believe it when I see it...
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:36 AM
 
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Isnt this area bull eye of the Triassic basin?



If this approve wait til fracking industry drills before putting postage lot homes.
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