From the Chatham News + Record:

PITTSBORO — Pittsboro is undergoing dramatic change, especially north of U.S. Hwy. 64 where the Chatham Park behemoth is developing at full bore.

But some residents, such as “SoCo” developer Greg Stafford, fear the new northern communities — replete with extensive shopping centers, entertainment venues and dining options — will antiquate Pittsboro’s historic downtown and rob longtime businesses of their clientele.

“They’re not the enemy,” Stafford said of Chatham Park. “The rooftops they bring and the people they bring, we want to have as customers downtown. But if we don’t step up, or we don’t match what they do, then I think we’ll suffer.”

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