Monday, March 30, 2015

Chatham County : Rezonings & Subdivision Cases

All sorts of interesting projects here. I saw work starting next to Walmart today on 15-501. Did not see a sign - to the south, same side of street.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Kirk Ross: Tax plan could be game changer | News and Observer News and Observer

This is why...

"Think about all the strategies employed to stop the retail “leakage” to Durham, Chatham and Alamance counties. A lot of that is aimed at capturing sales taxes. But if sales taxes are no longer allocated based on point of sale, would it still make sense to worry so much about people spending money on the other side of the county line? Would the tradeoffs of big retail developments make as much sense? Would residential housing and non-retail commercial space suddenly make more sense?

And, maybe most important of all, if there’s no longer a battle over capturing sales taxes, would we see less jurisdictional competition and more cooperation between neighbors?"


Kirk Ross: Tax plan could be game changer | News and Observer News and Observer

I would love to understand this better. Reason to reject some planned developments until this gets decided?