On August 10, 2015, the Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning application and master plan for Chatham Park, which created the Chatham ParkPlanned Development District (PDD). A PDD is a type of zoning district. Its development regulations are site-specific. A PDD allows a developer more design flexibility. In exchange, the developer can create a comprehensive development that produces greater public benefit.
The Chatham Park PDD is approximately 7,100 acres in area and will include:
Up to 22,000 residential units
Up to 22,000,000 sq. ft. of non-residential development
At least 1,320 acres of open space (i.e., undeveloped land)
At least 667 acres of park land (1,320 sq. ft. of park land per dwelling)
A variety of land uses, such as dwellings, parks, open space, entertainment, and commerce
The Chatham Park Master Plan required the developer to submit twelve Additional Elements to the Master Plan. These elements provide greater detail on various aspects of the development. The Town Board reviewed and approved the following Additional Elements between 2017 and 2021: