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Major Subdivision Concept Plan Application: SUB21-0017 (Pyewacket)

Parcel ID:        9757-51-3504

Acreage:          70.79 acres

Watershed:      Haw River Protected

Location:         South of the T-junction of Jones Ferry Road and Ferguson Road at the Orange/Chatham County line


This proposal is considered a “major subdivision” because it proposes to dedicate a new public road.


The application proposes to create 9.24 acres of open space, a community well and a public road, Pyewacket Trail, off of Jones Ferry Road in Orange County. The road, well and open space will serve the Pyewacket subdivision in Chatham County. All habitable subdivision lots in the Pyewacket subdivision will be on the Chatham County side.


Notes from the Neighborhood Information Meeting (NIM), held on April 20, 2021 will be posted here soon.

The Orange County Planning Board will review and make a recommendation on this proposal on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Consistent with the County’s COVID-19 protocol, the meeting will be held online. You can attend the meeting (online or via phone) or submit written comments to the Planning Board.  

To attend the meeting (online or via phone): 
On April 28, 2021, staff will post the full agenda for the upcoming Planning Board meeting online. You will be able to access the agenda on the Agenda Center page here:

From there, click on the agenda packet for May 5, 2021 (once posted), which will include the agenda and instructions on how to sign up and attend the meeting online. If you do not have internet access, you can call into the meeting instead. After April 28th, please contact Ms. Tina Love at (919) 245-2575 for the meeting call-in number and access code. 


To submit written comments: 
You can send written public comments via email to by 3:00 pm on May 5, 2021. Please include “Pyewacket Concept Plan” in the subject line of your email. Emails sent to this address are viewable on Google Groups at You can also mail or drop off written comments at the Planning Department, which staff will scan and post to the Google Group listed above. Here is the address:

Orange County Planning & Inspections
131 W. Margaret Lane, 2nd Floor
Hillsborough, NC 27278    

Pyewacket Revised Concept Plan (Orange County) 

Pywacket Concept Plan (Chatham County)

Planning Board Notification Letter

Site Assessment

Orange County Planning Contact: 

Molly Boyle, Planner II


Array Subdivision SUB20-0016

Major elements of the proposed subdivision are as follows:

Orange County Planner:                             Molly Boyle, Planner II

Applicant:                                                    Jodi Bakst, Real Estate Experts

Owner:                                                          Stephen and Sharon Burt

Property ID Numbers (PINs):                      9840-43-5353; and 9840-33-0969

Total Property Size:                                      55.58 acres 

Location:                                                       Orange Grove Road (north of Fern Creek Lane)

Zoning:                                                          Rural Residential (R-1)

Watershed:                                                   Not in a protected or critical watershed

 The Subdivision Proposes:

  • 12 new single-family residential lots (with one additional 13th lot via recombination); 
  • 56% (31.1 acres) of the site held in Open Space to be held and maintained a HOA;
  • Single-family lots ranging in size from 1.4 - 2.2 acres; and 
  • One lot with access via Orange Grove Road, and 12 lots accessed via a new private road (Class A with 18 feet wide road with gravel and/or asphalt within a 50 Foot wide right-of-way).

19-018 C3-0 2020-06-26

Site Assessment 

NIM Notice

Final Map Based on Wetlands Determination


19-018 X-C Color Site Plan 2020-06-29