The Town of Pittsboro currently contains approximately 2,629.28 acres of incorporated area and approximately 27,601.77 acres of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction area, ETJ. Preston Development, aka, Chatham Park Investors, is requesting a rezoning of 7,656 acres. The rezoning would create a Planned Development District, PDD, which would allow Chatham Park Investors greater flexibility from existing zoning.
Historical Note: In 1989, the state legislature, controlled by the Democrats, passed
House Bill 804 authorizing Pittsboro’s ability to expand its
Extraterritorial Jurisdiction beyond that allowed for similarly sized
towns across North Carolina. For its size, Pittsboro now has one of
the largest ETJs in North Carolina.