From the Chatham News + Record:

PITTSBORO — A few years ago, a candidate seeking a seat on the town’s board of commissioners met with Tim Smith and Julian “Bubba” Rawl to ask questions about Chatham Park, trying to ascertain whether the massive development was a good thing or a bad thing for Pittsboro.

“He said, ‘Look, I went out and knocked on 408 doors, and 402 people were all for Chatham Park,’” recalled Rawl, a partner with Smith in Preston Development Company. “‘And only six people opposed it.’”

Today, with its first homes occupied, more businesses in the Mosaic development opening soon and construction on infrastructure and more occurring at every turn, potential residents and businesses are now the ones knocking on Chatham Park’s doors. The 7,068-acre development Rawl and Smith and their Preston Development team are creating north of downtown Pittsboro is expected to add as many as 60,000 people to the small town’s population with 22,000 homes and 22 million square feet of office, research, retail and community space by its target completion date in 2045.

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