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  1. Hi, This is the Updated Version of the Downtown Durham Development Map. I know that I've forgotten a few things and there are many mistakes in my (quickly written) descriptions, so please reply to this list with additions and comments. thanks. Red = Transportation Aqua = Mixed Use (Residential + Something Else) Blue = Municipal (city or county) investments Green = Parks Space Yellow = Residential (can include retail) Orange = Office (can include retail) Pink = Retail Purple = Potential Future Development (plans haven't been enumerated) A larger version of this image is available here: http://www.transittime.com/stuff/Downtown-Durham-Large.jpg This image includes numbers on each of the development sites, spelling out where each of the following developments are going on the map. 1. Center City Plaza (CCB Plaza) Complete 2007 2. Sun Trust Building Residential Conversions (by Greenfire Properties) Complete 2008 3. Woolworth Office Tower, with Black Wall Street / Durham History Museum 4. Residential, office, and retail conversions by Greenfire (Mr. Shoe Building) 5. Parish Street Renewal Project and Outdoor Museum 6. Baldwin Condos 7. Kress Building Condos 8. Assorted retail, residential, and office conversions, including Rue Cler, the Eleanor, etc. 9. Penny Furniture Building retail and office Space 10. Former Joe and Jo's new restaurant 11. Mechanics Building (currently owned by county), potential future development 12. Country Social Services Building 13. Durham Public Library, potential renovation or redevelopment 14. Durham Senior Citizens' Community Home (completed 2006) 15. Durham Central Park (in Progress, begun 1999) 16. Liberty Warehouse (currently used by arts and industrial uses, may be converted to other uses in the near future) 17. Renaissance at the Durham Centre, a new residential tower proposed but unlikely to be built 18. Imperial Warehouse, Office Development by Measurement Incorporated, Completed 2006 19. Future greenway on former rail tracks (development time period uncertain) 20. West Village Phase One (residential, with a few retail spots), completed 2000 21. West Village Phase Two (residential, office, and retail, including (potentially) a new Durham Amtrak station), completion 2009 22. Downtown Durham TTA Station (Delayed pending review of Triangle transit options) 23. Durham Station, new terminal for DATA buses, completion 2008 24. American Tobacco Historic District, Phase I, mainly office, but with some restaurants and retail, completed 2005 25. American Tobacco Historic District, Phase II, with residential, office, and retail, completion 2007 26. Diamond View II and III, office spaces looking over the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, completion 2009 27. American Tobacco Historic District, Phase III, with residential, office, and retail, completion 2009 28. American Tobacco Historic District, Phase IV, residential, completion 2010 29. Durham Performing Arts Center (D-PAC), 2,700 seat theatre, completion 2008 30. Elkins Chrysler Dealership redevelopment, timeline unclear 31. New Durham County Courthouse, completion 2009 32. Venable Warehouse, new office and lab space (including offices of the Independent Weekly), by Scientific Properties, completion 2006-2007 33. 305 South, retail and performing arts space, completed 2005 34. Future rails-to-trails conversion, timeline uncertain 35. Main Street Townhomes (part of Few Gardens Hope VI project), completed 2005 36. New Townhouses on Main Street (part of Few Gardens Hope VI project), completed 2006 37. Main Street redevelopment, led by Hayti Community Development Corporation, development timeline uncertain 38. Golden Belt redevelopment into artists' spaces, timeline uncertain 39. Senior Citizens' Homes (part of Few Gardens Hope VI project), completion 2007 40. Central Park School for Children, completed 2004 41. Durham Bulls Park Redevelopment - potentially the site of NCCU Baseball, a minor league baseball training facility, and new condos or offices by SBER, timeline uncertain 42. Trinity Home, new condos, completed 2006 43. City Place Office Development, completed 2002 44. County Social Services Redevelopment, coordinated by SBER, timeline uncertain 45. Durham School of the Arts expansion, completion 2007 46. Trinity Park Hotel and Condos, by Park Place development, completion 2008 47. Duke University arts and office expansion, completion 2008 48. Former Durham Cycle Center into restaurant conversion, completion 2007 49. Studebaker Building residential conversion, completion 2007 50. Duke Street Building Conversion, completed 2006 51. Brightleaf Square Redevelopment, completed 2004 52. Peabody Place, in redevelopment with the replacement of Fowler's, timeline uncertain 53. Durham Medical Building redevelopment, timeline uncertain 54. Former Durham Ramada, residential conversion, completed 2006 55. Redevelopment of former public housing, led by SBER, timeline uncertain 56. Heritage Square redevelopment into large mixed-use compound, led by Scientific Properties, completion 2009 57. TTA Regional Rail (as well as Southeast High Speed Rail), indefinitely delayed until regional transit priorities have been established. 58. Durham North-South Trail (including American Tobacco Trail), completed 2006
  2. The buildings filmed in Bull Durham were Liggett and Myers Buildings, now West Village.
  3. These forbes rankings are pretty annoying to me. For one, the data that they use is typically mixed up. For instance, median house price is for the Raleigh-Cary Metro Area, but the median income is for the city of Raleigh. Typically, though not in this case, Forbes refers to Raleigh when they really mean the Triangle in general. When Forbes ranked best cities to live in, they said that the "closest city" to both Cary and Durham was Raleigh. What the hell does that mean?
  4. So, just to make things more clear: There are two Scientific Properties buildings: 1. Triangle Biotechnology Center at Durham Central Park, which is a much smaller building (used to be a garage of some sort), which is where Serenex is. 2. Triangle Biotechnology Center at Venable, which is not finished yet. It's an old tobacco warehouse that has been/is being renovated. It held artists, but they're being kicked out for the biotech stuff. (Fortunately, the owner is offering them the move to a space on Foster St at good rates.)
  5. Here's the map of the new plan: (if you can't read it, orange lines are transit, green lines are pedestrian/bike ways, red lines are vehicular ways)
  6. Hey: an image of the current and recent Durham Downtown redevelopment Areas. Hope you enjoy. In Yellow (North-South): North-South Greenway/American Tobacco Trail In Red (East-West): Future TTA/SouthEast High Speed Rail Line In Green: Recent Projects A. Durham School of the Arts B. Brightleaf Square C. Peabody Place D. West Village E. Durham Bulls Athletic Park F. Durham County Jail G. YMCA H. Durham Civic Center/Carolina Theatre/Arts Council In Blue: Current/Proposed Projects 1. Duke Arts Building 2. N.C. Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Building 3. West Village II 4. TTA Station/Durham Multi-Modal Transit Center 5. Imperial Building (Measurement Incorporated) 6. American Tobacco Complex 7. Durham Theatre/Events Center 8. Durham Judicial Building (New Courthouse) 9. Triangle Biotechnological Building at Venable 10. New County Health Building(s) 11. Hope VI Few Gardens/North East Central 12. Baldwin Lofts 13. The Renaissance at Durham Centre 14. Durham Senior Center 15. Durham Central Park 16. Durham Athletic Park 17. Main/Chapel Hill Streets Realignment 18. Durham Central Square 19. Woolworth Building 20. The Eleanor
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