We would feel like princes and princesses living in our majestic and beautiful castle. Unfortunately, that’s not an option. But living in a Disney community is! Asteria, a Storyliving by Disney community, is planned to be created in North Carolina. The community would be a literal Disney dream to live in. However, Disney might have just hit a snag in their development plans.
Two new Storyliving by Disney communities are planned to be available for living in soon. Cotino is the first of the two locations which will have houses for sale in the near future. It’s located near Rancho Mirage, California. The second location that has been announced is Asteria.
Asteria is planned to be built near Raleigh, NC in Chatham County. It will span over 1,500 acres and boast 4,000 residences. Disney is partnering with DMB Development to plan and build this new community. But now, a local non-profit, The Haw River Assembly is hoping that Disney and DMB Development take environmental impacts into consideration.
According to The News & Observer, the non-profit is requesting that Disney protect and enhance certain environmental aspects within Chatham County. Some of these environmental considerations include the existing tree canopy, building larger stormwater basins than the current code requires, and working to protect Pittsboro residents (and future Asteria residents) from water pollution.
Haw River Academy Riverkeeper, Emily Sutton urged Disney by stating, “As you move from concept to development plans for Disney’s Asteria, we urge you to go above and beyond what Chatham Park has codified in their Elements, in order to protect the Haw River and the environment you will be building in.”
If you’ve been keeping up with the Asteria project, you’ll know that the community looks and sounds amazing! There will be Disney Cast Members working to assist you and cool amenities you may not find in other residential areas. While the Academy isn’t trying to stop Disney from moving forward with their project, they hope to see Disney bring a positive impact to the local environment.
Hopefully, Disney can find common ground with the non-profit and continue forward with Asteria. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as new information is announced.
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