Finally, it’s here. The story you’ve all been waiting for. In March, we asked you all to vote for the question you wanted us to answer the most. It was a tight race, but one question asked by Mary Ann Woehrel came out on top with 37 votes out of 117 total: “What is the county doing to stop the silt pollution coming from the construction on 15-501 next to Fearrington Village?” You know how it goes.
As the Chatham Park development publicly shared plans with the Town of Pittsboro leadership, the development company is trying to even the debate with environmental groups looking to protect the tree population, which they say could be reduced to a minimum under the current plan. Environmental issues are a hot point of debate in the community, with parts of the discussion centering around the issue of tree protection in the Chatham Park development area. Another area of concern is protection of the Haw River. Continuing the back-and-forth of the debate, the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners scheduled a public workshop on March 18 to discuss the Chatham Park Tree Element. Chuck Smith is a representative for Preston Development Company, the development firm behind Chatham Park.