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Chatham extends building moratorium till December

Posted June 2, 2008 1:45 p.m. EDT

— The Chatham County Board of Commissioners on Monday extended the county's building moratorium for another six months so officials could complete major revisions to land-use ordinances.

The moratorium was adopted in June 2007 and now extends to Dec. 2. It applies to residential developments with at least 26 units or lots, but doesn't apply to commercial development.

"We have made major strides with the activities outlined in the original moratorium ordinance," Board of Commissioners Chairman George Lucier said in a statement. "However, important components are still being reviewed and adjusted due to changing circumstances and public input."

The extension will allow committees to focus on reviewing and revising subdivision ordinances and regulations and on completeing environmental review standards and procedures, Lucier said.