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New Developments

Durham continues to attract visitors, residents, and business at a growing pace with new developments announced on a regular basis. Find out what's in the works with our searchable listings of anticipated visitor-related projects and renovations that are currently in the planning stages or under development, including hotels, residential and mixed-use spaces, dining, and more. The listings are searchable by category, status, and keywords, and provide brief descriptions and details.

If you have any questions or would like more information about visitor developments, contact Shelly Green, President & CEO, at shelly@durham-cvb.com or (919) 680-8300 (primary), or Heather Darnell, Marketing & Communications Manager, at heather@durham-cvb.com or (919) 680-8326 (secondary).

Hotel Inventory Chart: 

  Lodging Properties  Guest Rooms 
Current Inventory   69 7907
 Under Development  6 694
 Projected Inventory with Developments  75 8601

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120 West Parrish St.

  • 120 West Parrish St.
  • Durham, NC 27701

Ground has been broken on a new office building and courtyard at 120 West Parrish St. by Eno River Ventures. The property is located behind 118 West Parrish St.

320 E. Chapel Hill St. Renovation

  • 320 E. Chapel Hill St
  • Durham, NC 27701

Plans are in place to renovate the exterior of the historic three-story building at 320 E. Chapel Hill St. to allow for two condos, office space and two different cafe/bar businesses on the …

54 Plaza

  • NC 54 and Miami Blvd.
  • Durham, NC 27703
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

A new commercial plaza is slated for the intersection of Miami Boulevard and NC 54 and will have about 33,000 square feet of commercial space. Ledo Pizza and Firehouse subs are both slated to be …

Alston Avenue Expansion

  • Alston Ave. from 147 to Holloway St.
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • East Durham

$19.2 million widening of one-mile stretch of Alston Avenue from the Durham Freeway north to Holloway Street. North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to make Alston Avenue a four-lane road …

Arcana (opening late 2015/early 2016)

  • 331 W Main St.
  • Durham, NC 27701

Arcana will be a tarot-themed underground bar beneath the Snow Building on 331 W Main St. The bar will feature local artists, readings, performances, and more. Opening late 2015-early 2016.

Bayer CropScience Greenhouse 1

  • 2 TW Alexander Dr
  • Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
  • (919) 549-2000
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

Bayer CropScience has broken ground on a new greenhouse. The 29,500 square foot facility called Greenhouse 1 will be used for research on seed traits, plant diseases and insect testing. The …

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Expansion

  • 5901 Chapel Hill Rd
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (877) 258-3334
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC plans to expand one of its office buildings on 4615 University Dr. The plan would more than double the 73,000 square foot office building and add a parking deck with …

Duke University Bryan Center Renovation

  • 120 Science Dr, Duke University West Campus
  • Durham, NC 27708-0816
  • (919) 660-1750
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

The indoor environment at the Bryan Center is being renovated along with the exterior that will include a new glass facade that will increase the natural light. The design was inspired by campus …

Bull City Craft at Homestead Market (Opening Fall, 2015)

  • 105 West NC Highway 54
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Bull City Craft will open a location in late fall, 2015 at the Homestead Market Shopping Center at 105 West NC Highway 54. This location will host preschool playcraft, birthday parties, paint and …

Business 15-501/Chapel Hill Blvd Road Project

  • Chapel Hill Blvd
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

The Business spur of U.S. 15-501, aka Chapel Hill Boulevard will receive a makeover that includes reconfiguring the road from the Chapel Hill Road bridge to its end at University Drive. Instead of …



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Durham, NC 27701 USA
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