From the Chatham News + Record, by Bill Horner III:

SILER CITY — When prospective industries and businesses — and there have been a lot of them — visit the Chatham Advanced Manufacturing megasite, there’s one question owner Tim Booras always gets.

“Where will my employees live?”

Siler City’s housing isn’t adequate enough to accommodate several hundred, or thousands, of newcomers who might locate here with a new industry.

In fact, right now, Booras said, there’s not enough available homes for many new residents at all. He can point to Chatham Park, some 20 minutes down the road in Pittsboro, as an option, but that doesn’t address Siler City’s needs.

That’s why he’s also working on another project: Fox Haven Village, a 184-acre residential and retail site along U.S. Hwy. 64 that’s in the pre-development stage with the town’s planning department.

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