The inside source to all that is happening in the Chatham Park development in Pittsboro, NC. Chatham Park is a mixed use development encompassing over 7000 acres just west of Raleigh and south of Chapel Hill, NC, in Pittsboro, NC. You can find more information at www.chathampark.com and for more information about Preston Development Company, the developer of Chatham Park, visit us at our website at www.prestondev.com. Preston Development Company has been developing projects in NC for over 30 years and is led by Tim Smith and Julian "Bubba" Rawl and a team of professionals in the industry. We are headquartered in Cary, NC.
2023 Parade of Homes Information Update
A quick update about the 2023 Parade of Homes.
Why the Y?
Not since the announcement of Chatham Park as there been so much media buzz as when the YMCA announced that through a partnership with Preston Development Company, that a new state of the art YMCA facility was going to be built in Pittsboro, in the North Village Town Center of Chatham Park.
We at Preston Development Company have a long history of building communities, and working with the YMCA has been a big part of that.
Today you will hear from Vanessa Jenkins, Executive Vice President of Preston Development, Chuck Smith, Landscape Architect and Vice President of Planning for Preston, and Kurt Pfeifer, Project Landscape Architect with WithersRavenel, and Forrest Perry, Regional Vice President of the YMCA of the Triangle.
This interview is the full version of segments released on WCHL, and you can find those shorter clips on the WCHL website or catch them on their radio station if you are in the triangle area.
The WCHL Interviews with Tim Smith and Bubba Rawl Part 2
n this episode you will hear several of the segments of interviews produced for WCHL in Chapel Hill, NC with Tim Smith, Julian "Bubba" Rawl and Vanessa Jenkins from Preston Development Company. They discuss the retail and restaurants in Chatham Park, Affordable Housing, and Amenities.
Special thanks to Art Chansky and his team for producing these spots. This is Part 2 of a series that are also available at https://chathampark.com/gallery/ and at WCHL's website.
The WCHL Interviews with Tim Smith and Bubba Rawl Part 1
In this episode you will hear several of the segments of interviews produced for WCHL in Chapel Hill, NC with Tim Smith, Julian "Bubba" Rawl and Vanessa Jenkins from Preston Development Company. They discuss the how Tim and Bubba met, their relationship over the years, and how Chatham Park came to be.
Special thanks to Art Chansky and his team for producing these spots. This is Part 1 of a series that are also available at https://chathampark.com/gallery/ and at WCHL's website.
The Award Winning Water Recovery Center
In this episode we sit down with Wesley Hutchins and Jimmy Holland with McKim&Creed (https://www.mckimcreed.com/) and Vanessa Jenkins and Jake Smith with Preston Development Company (https://www.prestondev.com/) and discuss our Water Recovery Center, which recently won several awards.
First was the 2022 Cleantech Innovation award for our impact on Water. This was awarded by the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, or the RTCC. The RTCC is working to help create sustainable communities through clean tech innovation and adoption. (https://www.researchtrianglecleantech.org/)
We also received 2 awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina. The first is their 2023 Grand Award for Engineering Excellence in the Water and Environment category,
and then we were surprised to learn we won the Henry A Stikes 2023 Grand Conceptor Award, which is the top award for all the projects that were recognized.
Congratulations to all the folks that have worked on this project and made it possible, and to Tim Smith and Bubba Rawl who created the vision and have pushed to have this innovative technology incorporated into Chatham Park in Pittsboro.
Paddles Swim and Pickleball Club with Jackson Bowen of tennisbloc
In this episode we learn about the new Paddles Swim & Pickleball club in Chatham Park in Pittsboro North Carolina, and interview Jackson Bowen of tennisbloc, who gives a great overview of the sport of Pickleball and why it is so popular.
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The Chatham Park podcast is great way to get accurate information and updates about the progress of this development in Pittsboro NC.
This podcast is very informative and has great insight into such a large project! Bill has a wonderful way of delivering the latest news!