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Legion News and Updates - Fall 2023


This summer, the Chapel Hill Town Council unanimously approved the conditional zoning for the South Creek development—a mixed-use development, primarily focusing on residential and preserving a +/- 80-acre parcel on the eastern side of the property. This is a project Legion has been deeply involved in for the past couple of years, providing support in due diligence, entitlements, and project management.

Assisting the property owner, Beechwood Homes, Legion worked on the design and approval of a mixed-use development that can accommodate up to 815 new housing units, including a mix of condominiums, townhouses for sale, rental apartments, and affordable units.

Situated on 15-501, across from Southern Village, South Creek will be developed in phases. The first part will feature an open space plaza for community gatherings. It will be surrounded by buildings with ground-floor retail and restaurants. Also, the community will be transit-friendly, including a bus station for Chapel Hill's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. This will make it easier for people with no cars to commute to job centers at UNC and UNC Hospitals.

Stay tuned for ongoing updates as Legion works towards breaking ground on this initial phase in 2024. Contact Lee Bowman for more information.



Garrett Russell, Development Manager

Garrett, a native North Carolinian, grew up in Cary. In 2020, Garrett graduated with a degree in construction management from East Carolina University (a third-generation Pirate), where he played baseball.

Jody Leidolf met Garrett years ago while he was working as an intern at another company and eventually recruited him to join the Legion team. Jody shares, “Lee and I are pleased that Garrett chose to advance his career at Legion. He is an enthusiastic, hardworking and smart addition to our team.”

Garrett is excited to flesh out his role as development manager and be part of defining Legion’s South Creek project, among others. “I’m proud to be working on projects that are going to create balanced, diverse communities that keep our area great place to live,” explains Garrett.

Garrett has lived in Pittsboro for three years and he enjoys all the outdoor options that Chatham County – and especially Jordan Lake – provides along with the growing downtown venues of Pittsboro.

Contact Garrett at or 919-600-1233.



In 2023, Legion worked with the owners of Pittsboro’s Reeves Farm to create a vision of a new neighborhood that will address many of Pittsboro’s crucial housing needs for future growth in a fashion congruent with the nature and spirit of the community and legacy of the Reeves Family.

Covering just under 500 acres, Reeves Farm is poised to become a distinctive gateway to Pittsboro from the west. This upcoming community will feature a blend of residential and non-residential elements intricately woven into an environmental framework shaped by Roberson Creek and its tributaries.

The master plan is designed to meet “missing middle” housing needs, offering a diverse mix of residential types to cater to various life stages, economic levels, and lifestyles. Expect a range of housing options, including apartments, townhomes, duplexes, and single-family homes, complemented by various commercial uses.

On Monday November 13, Legion successfully led the approval for a conditional zoning request for the Reeves Farm Pittsboro to Neighborhood Mixed Use Center District (NMUC) receiving unanimous support. This project will be the first neighborhood to utilize this new zoning district in Pittsboro’s UDO. Stay tuned for updates as this project unfolds over the next two to five years. For more information, please contact Jody Leidolf at 919-937-0702.



Legion takes pride in its affiliation with an innovative project creating supportive housing options for individuals with severe mental illness living on a fixed income.

This public/private partnership, led by Cross Disability Services, Inc (“XDS”), in collaboration with the UNC School of Social Work and UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health, has resulted in fifteen 400 SF “tiny homes” in northern Chatham County.

This project, situated on the grounds of The Farm at Penny Lane, is an alternative therapeutic farm, providing residents access to healthy food, meaningful daily activities, transportation, and physical and behavioral health services.

Legion served as the Development Manager for XDS in creating this impactful project, completed this past fall. Legion will continue its involvement as the property manager. Learn more about this project at UNC Tiny Homes and ScrippsNews.



Conceptual drawing

Legion has joint-ventured with Montgomery Development to offer an outstanding opportunity for designing and building a commercial or medical office space at Briar Chapel.

Located in the rapidly growing North Chatham area, this 6,000 to 8,000 square foot commercial building sits on about 1.3 acres, providing an ideal spot for expanded medical services. Directly across the street, Liberty Senior Living has initiated a 150-unit senior apartment development. (Parcel 12 below)

For those interested in this development opportunity in this thriving part of Chatham County, please contact Lee Bowman at (919) 697-1323.



Did you know that Legion can also serve as your general contractor? Recently, Legion built amenity spaces at developments along the 15-501 corridor. Contact Jody or Lee to learn more.

Selected boardwalk bridges connecting miles of trails at Chatham Park, Pittsboro NC


Legion is proud of the new housing it is creating on the 15-501 corridor and looks forward to connecting with you in 2024 for any needs.


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