From the Triangle Business Journal, by Elizabeth Egan

One of the fastest-growing counties in the Triangle is looking toward its future development. 

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners discussed the county’ future Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which will outline regulations for zoning and land use, during the board’s meeting last week. The discussion focused on the county’s less-developed western area and how to best preserve its agricultural industry while allowing for growth and more housing. The eastern part of the county is seeing a flood of new development, particularly for housing.

Chatham saw its population jump by over 20 percent between 2010 and 2020 – from 63,500 to 76,300 residents. The eastern portion of the county has become a hotspot for new housing – led by the huge Chatham Park development – but is also gaining attention from major businesses. The announcement that Vietnamese carmaker VinFast’s 7,500-job manufacturing facility will go in Chatham’s Triangle Innovation Point – along with a FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) distribution center – is a signal that major growth is coming to the county.

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