Advocacy Issues


Preservation Durham keeps track of many properties and preservation issues across Durham. These issues unfold over many years with properties changing ownership, development proposals coming and going. Watch these issues for ongoing updates (mostly recently updated issues will appear at the top of the list).

 

Carpenter

Carpenter Chevy

Advocacy Issue:The City has acquired the site of the former Carpenter Chevrolet dealership on Main Street for the future site ...
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Greystone

Greystone

Advocacy Issue:Proposed intensive development on empty land adjacent to Greystone, the 1911 Stagg family mansion and one of the few ...
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proposed city center

City Center

City Center (Austin Lawrence Partners) Advocacy Issue: City Center is a proposed 26-story tower to be located at the corner ...
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southbank from Open Durham

South Bank Building

Photo courtesy of Open Durham Issue Background and Overview: The South Bank building, which sits at the Five Points intersection ...
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Jack Tar Motel

Issue Background and Overview: The Jack Tar Motel, colloquially known as the "Oprah Building", was built in 1962. It sits ...
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McPherson Hospital

McPherson Hospital Issue Background and Overview: McPherson Hospital, built in 1926, was the first hospital in Durham. It functioned as ...
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Liberty Warehouse

Liberty Warehouse Issue Background and Overview Liberty Warehouse is the last remaining tobacco auction warehouse in Durham. Built in 1940, ...
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Historic Preservation Commission

Issue Overview and Background: The Historic Preservation Commission has recently been criticized as being obstructionist and anti-development. The commission, a ...
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Duke Beltline

Issue Background and Overview: The Beltline is an abandoned Norfolk-Southern railroad spur that stretches from downtown to Old North and ...
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Department of Social Services Building

Issue Background and Overview: In 2013, Durham County proposed a plan which called for tearing down this 1966 building, and ...
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Cleveland-Holloway Historic District

Issue Background and Overview Cleveland-Holloway, a neighborhood right next to downtown Durham, has recently experienced a population boom, which has ...
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