BACKGROUND VIDEOS, ARTICLES, AND LINKS TO 'WHAT WORKS' ELSEWHERE
Town of Apex Downtown Plan
Images of Town Centers Across America
Post Pandemic Future of Towns
Aging In Place
Age-Forward Cities for 2030
Form-Based Traditional Town Design
"Location, location, location" is a common mantra in real estate. And it's good advice—except for one thing: Most people have no idea what it really means. Click on the image above to read more.
PROJECTS IN OTHER PLACES
Images below lead to links of development projects in other places that may serve as examples for Butner in the future.
Please feel free to let us know what you think about these.
In rural Orange and Chatham Counties; this mixed-use development with multiple neighborhoods will eventually be a small city of 60,000 residents. In addition to seeing how the whole project fits together, we should be looking at the elements of the development. Can we replicate these in Butner? Yes, we can. Click on the image above to learn more.
Wendell (NC) Farms - Neo-traditional, mixed-use development in eastern Wake County. Click on the image above to read more.
751 South is a new mixed-use, neo-traditional neighborhood being built in southern Durham. Click on the image above to read more.
CAMP NORTH END - CHARLOTTE
Butner has an area along the Norfolk South Railroad corridor that is a vestiage of our past as Camp Butner. Camp North End in Charlotte is a model for what can be replicated in Butner. Today, there are a few hundred people working at Camp North End for respected companies across sectors that range from renewable energy technology to contemporary art + home decor.
They are in firms large and small, but they all push their respective fields and believe in community building and supporting the neighborhoods around it. As Camp North End grows, there will be many more jobs to come, too, and more amenities and attractions for the north end district.
Click on the image above to read more.
Briar Chapel is a mixed-use development between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. Click on the image above to read more.