Durham’s urban renewal plans

Several plans for downtown Durham and the surrounding area over the years:

1927 Durham comprehensive plan

Only an image of the plan’s primary map is available.

1930s Home Owners Loan Corporation Map

Only an image of the map is available.

1960 Downtown Development Plan

1960 report to the Downtown Development Association and Durham City Council: PDF.

1960s-era Downtown Durham Plan

A report by the Redevelopment Commission of Durham: PDF.

1975 Bull Durham District Plan

The Design and Implementation of Bull Durham District: PDF.

1990s East-West Expressway Environmental Impact Study

Title VI Administrative Complaint, Mitigation and Enhancement Plan, Housing of Last Resort, Collaborative Planning in Durham’s Crest Street Community: PDF.

1999 Downtown Durham Master Plan
Title and acknowledgements
1: Executive Summary
2: Historic Overview
3: Public Involvement
4: Existing Conditions
5: Market Dynamics
6: Development Framework
7: Major Development Components
8: Support Development
9: Implementation
2002 Hope VI Plan for Few Gardens

Redevelopment plans for Few Gardens public housing complex with HUD Hope VI grant: PDF.

2003 Durham Arts Center Study

Needs assessment study: PDF.

2003 The Liggett Project

Proposal to reconstruct former Liggett & Myers factory: PDF.

2004 Downtown Streets Improvement Plan

Plan to redesign downtown Durham streets and sidewalks: PDF.

2004 Duke Central Campus Plan

Plan to density and expand facilities on Duke’s Central Campus: PDF.

2004 A New Era on Parrish Street

Plan to improve the look of downtown’s Parrish Street: PDF.

2005 American Tobacco Plan

Long-range plan for the redevelopment of the American Tobacco district: PDF.

2008 Downtown Master Plan

Plan for the redevelopment of Downtown Durham: PDF.

2010 Two-Way Loop Plan

Plan to rebuild Downtown Loop as a two-way circuit: PDF.

Map of plans for two-way loop reconstruction: PDF.

2014 Downtown Open Space Plan

Plan for adding and enhancing open spaces in downtown: PDF.

Several plans for transit improvements in Triangle:

1995 Triangle Bus Consolidation Proposal

Proposal for integrating bus services across the Triangle: PDF.

2000s Triangle Transit Authority Rail Proposal

Final Environmental Impact Statement: PDF.

Map of the project: PDF.

2005 News & Observer coverage: PDF (1), PDF (2).

2003 Airport Rail Link Study

Report on connecting RDU Airport to TTA rail services: PDF.

2003 Durham-Chapel Hill Long-Range Transportation Plan

Report on long-range plans, including rail link: PDF.

2003 NC54/I-40 Transit Corridor Feasibility Study

Report on connecting RDU Airport with Chapel Hill via South Durham: PDF.

2003 Triangle Bus Consolidation Study

Analysis of Transit Systems and Consolidation Stages: PDF.

2004 Eastrans Commuter Rail Study

Analysis of potential for commuter rail between Raleigh, Wilson, and Goldsboro: PDF.

2016 Durham-Orange Light Rail LRT

Planned light-rail link between Downtown Durham and Chapel Hill; fully funded, but killed by Duke University and North Carolina Railroad: PDF.