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Concerns Raised Over Impact Of Proposed Chatham Community

Posted January 7, 2004 9:12 a.m. EST

— A major development planned for Chatham County is raising environmental concerns.

The county planning board considered a proposal for the 577-acre Homestead gated community Tuesday.

The plan would build nearly 500 homes along Jordan Lake.

Many opponents worry the development could endanger the water quality of nearby rivers and streams.

The land is currently zoned for one house on at least five acres. Homestead wants zoning for one home per half acre.