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Durham County Commissioners approved a development deal with Southern Durham Development (SDD). The measure, passed 4-1, approves an SDD commercial project near Jordan Lake to hook-up to the county's sewer system. Plans include construction of 1,300 homes and commercial space which the project's dissenters believe will further pollute the already endangered area around Jordan Lake.
Duke Energy Corporation merged with Progress Energy earlier this year but has already fired CEO Bill Johnson. This along with recently divulged industry secrets leads some skeptics to believe the goal of the merger is not to pass savings onto customers but enhance the company's ability to pursue nuclear facilities.
Greenfire Development purchased Durham's iconic SunTrust tower and is now teaming with Kentucky-based 21c Museum Hotels to turn the building into a hotel. Proposed plans are to turn the tower into a 125-room luxury hotel if the company can secure tax incentives. Durham City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, August 6th to hear the company's proposal.