In his annual budget message from last May, Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne wrote that fiscal 2018-2019 was a bit of a downer when it came to development.
“Chatham County tax values continue to grow, but we are experiencing slower growth from development services, due in large part to the extremely wet weather,” he wrote, referring later to permit fees in particular. “Several promising development projects are in the pipeline and are expected to proceed, but extended wet weather will impact the pace of development.”
In 2020 — weather pending, of course — it’s more than likely those developments will start landing and making a more visible impact on the landscape of Chatham County. Here’s a peek at three of them and what they mean for Chatham.