Durham, NC – The City of Durham wants community input on what should happen to a prominent block on the western edge of downtown Durham.
Currently, the four-acre site is being used as the headquarters for the Durham Police Department. However, the site will become vacant in fall 2018, when the department moves to its newly constructed headquarters along East Main Street. When this occurs, the City will no longer have a municipal purpose for the property and is looking for community input as to its future use.
The City’s General Services Department is asking residents, businesses and other stakeholders to share their initial ideas, thoughts and concerns about the future of this property in the following ways:
- Complete an online survey located on the project website.
- Drop in on a pop-up workshop hosted at various locations in-and-around downtown:
- Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Durham Farmers Market, 501 Foster Street
- Monday, September 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Durham City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza
- Tuesday, September 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Durham Station Transportation Center, 515 West Pettigrew Street
- Wednesday, September 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Durham Co-Op, 1111 West Chapel Hill Street
- Attend a community workshop on Thursday, September 21 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster Street
Any person with a disability may receive an auxiliary aid or service to effectively participate in these workshops by contacting the City’s ADA Coordinator at (919) 560-4197 or ADA@DurhamNC.gov no later than 48 hours before the meeting. For more information about this project, visit the project website or contact Special Projects Manager Stacey Poston with the City’s General Services Department (919) 560-4197, ext. 21254 or Stacey.Poston@DurhamNC.gov.
About the City of Durham General Services Department
The General Services Department creates, manages and maintains City properties to provide best value to the Durham community. The core business functions include: Administration/Business Services, Facilities Operations, Landscape Services, Urban Forestry, Real Estate, Project Management, Cemeteries, and Keep Durham Beautiful. As guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, General Services serves as a steward of the City’s physical and environmental assets. Through annual and long-range facility planning activities, the department plans, provides, and maintains the City’s facilities infrastructure, which supports the community’s quality of life and serves as a foundation of a healthy economy.
About the Durham City-County Planning Department
The Durham City-County Planning Department is the planning agency for the City and County of Durham. The department works with the community to develop long-range and special area plans containing policies to direct growth. Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the department helps to make Durham a great place to live, work, and play by working to create a strong and diverse economy, and thriving and livable neighborhoods.