Goldston’s Unique Opportunity

The Town of Goldston is uniquely positioned to seize potential investment opportunities and help fund its desired future.

Goldston’s Future

An Opportunity

The Town of Goldston has a unique and powerful opportunity to determine its own future. A Community Engagement Process was initiated by Summit Design and Engineering Services to give a voice to Goldston’s residents, allowing Summit to listen to their hopes and concerns.  

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The Engagement Process 

The engagement process found that the residents of Goldston are proud of their homes and want to maintain their small-town way of life. However, they are aware that the lack of services, derelict buildings, and local high-speed traffic impedes their ideal version of Goldston’s future.

On the other hand, residents intensely desire a robust and vibrant main street. Their vision includes an array of dining and shopping amenities where residents can shop locally and support their neighbors. Further desires include quality parks, open spaces, and a walkable downtown area.  

Goldston Public Participation Summary

The Site

Environmental Obligations 

Anticipated Environmental Permits/Approvals Required by Local and State Agencies for Proposed Goldston Quarry:

State Permits:

  • Mining Permit
  • NPDES NCG02 General Stormwater Permit
  • Air Quality Permit
  • NCDOT Driveway Permit

Local Permits:

  • Goldston Special Use Permit
  • Goldston Building Permit
  • Chatham County Watershed Permit

NOTE: Third party consultants will compile various studies and reports to support the application submittals for each of these required permits/approvals

Understanding the Process

Economic Benefit 

New Tax Revenues. No Additional Strain on Goldston’s Existing Infrastructure.

With new development occurring throughout the region, Goldston is uniquely positioned to seize potential investment opportunities and help fund its desired future. As a result, the Town Council has an important decision to make. By incorporating the Sunrock site, Goldston can embrace the chance for growth and establish itself as a true destination.

The Town must invest in helping bring about Goldston’s vision of a robust and vibrant main street. Currently, the Town does not generate enough tax revenue to provide the services or implement the land use changes that residents desire. While the projects will help, the Sunrock project has the potential to be the most significant tax revenue generation source for Goldston.  

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By annexing the Sunrock property nearly 2 miles outside of Town, Goldston would generate more than $61,500 in new property tax revenues annually, nearly doubling the Town’s current revenue. This revenue would be instrumental in allowing the Town to invest in its future by repairing leaky roofs, enhancing existing storefronts, and providing resident-desired amenities.

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