As a child, George H. Jordan III sat on the front porch of his grandmother’s East Chatham Street home to watch the Cary High School Band march through the streets of downtown in the fall.
That was in the 1960s. More than 50 years later, Jordan, a local developer, supervises construction of his newest project – an office and retail building – on that same site, which is next to a shopping center that his father built.
The Jordan family has been an integral part of Cary since the town was founded in 1871, initially investing in and later developing within the town’s core.
In the next few years, Jordan, 61, and his nephew, Jordan Gussenhoven, 32, plan to continue their family’s legacy as they undertake an expansive, mixed-use project that is expected to transform one of downtown’s principal blocks.
Northwoods Associates is seeking to build a retail and office building on the southeast corner of the West Chatham Street and South Harrison Avenue intersection, along with 188 apartments and a parking deck. Northwoods Associates is a partnership between George H. Jordan III Development Co., owned by Jordan, and Chatham Street Commercial, owned by Gussenhoven.
The $51 million public-private partnership still needs ...