Chatham Park may have 150 Billion $ impact on NC economy. http://www.chathamedc.org/news-outreach/recent-news/chatham-park-40-year-economic-impact
CHATHAM PARK, OFTEN REFERRED TO AS “RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK II”, IS ANTICIPATED TO BE THE LARGEST AND MOST INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY.
June 9, 2014 Tonight at about 10pm at the Old Courthouse in Pittsboro Courthouse, the vote was 4 to 1 to proceed with Chatham Park. Congratulations as now the real work begins.
In mid 2013, I began hearing about Chatham Park near Pittsboro, NC. I was told that it is planned to become Research Triangle Park 2.Chatham Park may become the largest development in North Carolina history. Chatham Park has the potential to leave the greatest legacy in quality of life and economic growth in North Carolina history. Preston Development Company who is the developer of Chatham Park has committed that the Park will be designed to utilize the most advanced planning concepts and technology of the 21st century.
As an Architect, this is a rare opportunity to be an observer of the process taking place. I have no financial ties to any of the parties. I have a professional interest in observing how this development evolves and believe that I might be helpful in bringing about some positive change.
I appreciate the concerns and the questions of the local citizens. I see a battle being drawn up between a world class developer and local citizens concerned about how this development will forever change their lives. I have professionally been on both sides of this type of battle.
Any thoughts you have are welcome: Statler@Outlook.com
February 11, 2014 Lawrence Group selected as planning consultant by Pittsboro for Chatham Park. They are scheduled to be making a presentation to the Board of Commissioners on February 24, 2014. The Lawrence Group web site: http://www.thelawrencegroup.com/ This is the link to the local branch of the Lawrence Group: http://www.thelawrencegroup.com/carolinas.php
December 19, 2013 Pittsboro Town Meeting
My general opinion is that this meeting went far to define many of the details of the language in the planning documents. Hopefully this will help the parties to be able to move on toward resolving the real issues.
This site has been created by Statler Gilfillen, a registered Architect, MBA with over 25 years of experience in planning, architecture and construction. He taught at universities for over 12 years. He has been professionally in charge of operations for a major Boston architectural firm, and maintained his own practice for over 12 years with a staff of 14. He has worked for Boston’s largest developer on over 20 projects. His work has ranged from large residential, medical, and office high rise to custom single family residential and historic preservation in the public and private sector. He traveled and studied for many years in Europe and brings a global view of planning and architecture. In 2007, he settled his young family in Hillsborough, NC from Piran, Slovenia. His professional web site can be found at GilfillenArchitect.Wordpress.com You can contact me by email at email@example.com