First Downtown Durham Master Plan Workshop

Image from Downtown Durham Master Plan (Development Concepts, 2000)

Downtown Durham is updating its 2008 Master Plan and needs your input. This first workshop will gather input on how the community views the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing Downtown Durham.

Downtown Durham’s growth has been guided by the original Master Plan in 2000, and the update in 2008. The following items were recommended by the 2008 Plan rand successfully implemented:

Durham switching to a form based code
Retail market study
Downtown Open Space Study
Building on surface parking lots to increase density and walkability

The original master plan was intended to be a living document that evolves with the changes and opportunities in Durham. Today, the Plan no longer fully accounts for the current physical landscape of downtown, current