Sustainable Prosperity’s initial plan was to work with Brick Capital CDC and develop 18 assisted living housing units on lots 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Small Street Extension in Pittsboro, a total of 2.225 acres. But the availability of an additional 7.5 acres on N. Masonic Street adjacent to the Small Street lots and Chatham Mills offered the possibility of more units, lower per-unit development costs, more effective community design and greater return for all stakeholders and especially the community. The North Carolina Sustainable Community Fund is being formed to purchase these additional lands and combine them into one integrated project.
Sustainable Prosperity plans to explore using a “pocket neighborhood” strategy as one of its planning tools to increase the infill density while maintaining both privacy and a sense of neighborhood among residents. The pocket neighborhood design also allows developers to use the design and density of the community to defray the costs of solar, high-efficiency windows and/or other energy savings opportunities that reduce and/or eliminate utility bills.
As part of its integrated economic development strategy, Sustainable Prosperity would employ local green builders, renewable energy companies, and students taking the Green Technologies classes at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro. SPI may also partner with other nonprofits such as Brick Capital, Chatham County CDC, and Chatham Habitat for Humanity.
Small Street Concept Plan (PDF) Masonic Street Section
Key Contacts: Brick Capital Small Street Site Plan (lower Section)
NC Sustainable Community Fund
Dr. Sally Goerner
374 Wesley Court
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Sustainable Prosperity Inc.
PO Box 1758
Pittsboro, NC 27312