The City of Durham and the Durham County Board of Commissioners are considering the construction of four new parking decks in downtown Durham. The projects combined would add about 3,200 new parking options for downtown workers and visitors.
The first would be a $23 million, 7-story parking deck at the corner of Mangum and Morgan streets that would create about 850 new parking spaces by late summer 2018. The structure would also include about 20,000 square feet of ground-level retail and office space.
The second would be a public-private partnership plan to build a parking deck with close to 1,000 spaces on the 500 block of E. Main Street.
The third and fourth projects are private projects seeking government funding. Longfellow Real Estate Partners plans to construct an 820-space parking deck in the Durham Innovation District, or Durham I.D. Construction of the deck and at least one of the two new office buildings are planned to begin in 2016.
The owners and developers of The Chesterfield building have also been approved for up to $6 million in incentives over 15 years to build a 544-space parking deck to support the parking needs of its office development project. Construction of The Chesterfield is currently underway and slated to be finished in early 2017. The new parking deck across from Brightleaf Square would be under construction around the same time.