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27136
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Downtown Durham is running out of parking spaces. The city plans to implement paid on-street parking throughout downtown by early fall. This does not help people who work downtown though, because there is still not enough parking to accommodate businesses.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 19, May 2016, p9, il Periodical Website
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27260
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Downtown Durham’s new parking plan is to roll out new meters along with a rate increase for all paid parking. The city says its primary goal is not to raise money but to alleviate a parking crunch downtown. By installing metered parking, the city hopes to create more turnover, thus allowing visitors easier access.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 34, August 2016, p8, il Periodical Website
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23202
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The Downtown Loop in Durham has been a one-way street nightmare and city developers have long discussed turning it into a two-way street, making navigation of downtown much safer and easier.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 12, March 2015, p6, il Periodical Website
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34519
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Hoping to Revitalize East Durham (RED), the PNC had two classes from UNC Department of City and Regional Planning determine a revitalization plan for the historic neighborhood. They determined that PNC should acquire specific houses in a targeted area, refurbish them, and sell them to prospective home owners. This effort has led to four properties being sold and three more renovations in progress.
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North Carolina Preservation (NoCar Oversize E 151 N6x), Vol. 148 Issue , Winter 2014-2015, p10-13, il
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27727
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Navigating a city can be difficult for the blind as many cities are not easy for them to navigate. With Durham’s recent development, the opportunity is there to design a downtown that is blind-friendly. The challenges of navigating Durham as a vision-impaired individual are documented along with a map that was designed to aid the vision-impaired and raise awareness of their challenges. The map, photographs of difficult obstacles, and personal testimony is included.
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27728
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After three Durham cyclists were recently killed by motorists, the Bike Durham public forum was held. The forum had area cyclists discuss the need for a new bike plan, education for drivers, and better enforcement of traffic laws.
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27744
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Durham City Council and Durham County Commissioners are taking steps to launch an affordable housing plan. The plan would include units to be designated near the proposed light-rail stops in Durham. The resolution that was passed states that fifteen percent of all units within a half-mile of the stations should be affordable. Article includes map of Durham and chart of housing units near each stop.
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19719
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Durham City Council unanimously decided to sell the recently condemned Liberty Warehouse. The local landmark is the city's last standing tobacco auction warehouse and has been used for the past year by local artists and non-profit artist groups. Roger Perry from East West Partners Development is interested in developing the property.
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Cal Cunningham, attorney for Southern Durham Development, gave Durham City Council a thirty day deadline to decide on 751 South request. The 751 South request is a controversial issue to extend water and sewer service to 751 South near Lake Jordan. Pressured into a decision, six Durham City Council members voted unanimously to reject the proposal.
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17330
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Durham City Council members approved a plan presented by a Kentucky based company called 21c Museum Hotels to transform the SunTrust building into a hotel and art gallery. The tower has been an iconic feature of the Durham skyline for 75 years. The vote was unanimous and within three years renovations should be completed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 32, Aug 2012, p7, il Periodical Website
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2470
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Although the seeds for redevelopment are there, downtown Durham lacks investment to grow them. The city utilized an Urban Design Assistance team to study the situation and create a blueprint for development that the city can implement if it chooses.
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North Carolina Architecture (NoCar NA 730 N8 N67x), Vol. 43 Issue 3, Summer 1995, p22-23, il
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27437
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Durham’s Erwin Square project is on hold as the Major Projects Ordinance Committee reviews the project. Durham currently has the least restrictive development policies in the Triangle. The committee is committed to protecting citizens and scrutinizing development projects that will increase traffic and affect neighborhoods. Developers are fighting back arguing that this will harm development in Durham.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 5, Feb. 1-7 1990, p8-10 Periodical Website
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19035
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Urban planning for Bull Durham began in 1865 with the need to develop the city's commercial center. More than a century later, the city was undergoing another downtown revitalization. This time emphasis shifted beyond just commercial ventures to creating an urban experience to draw people to the downtown area. Detailed plans show the history of Durham's different historic city revitalization programs throughout the 110 year timeline.
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North Carolina Architect (NoCar NA 730 N8 N67x), Vol. 22 Issue 3, May/June 1975, p8-21, il
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