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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 Emily Loftin, Marketing Coordinator, at emily@durham-cvb.com or (919) 680-8307 (secondary).

Hotel Inventory Chart: 

  Lodging Properties  Guest Rooms 
Current Inventory   71 8205
 Under Development  3 338
 Projected Inventory with Developments  74 8543

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555 Mangum (Construction to begin late 2016, completion projected for late 2018)

  • 555 Mangum St
  • Durham, NC 27701

Northwood Ravin plans to build a 10-story office and retail building at the corner of Mangum Street and Jackie Robinson Drive, called 555 Mangum. It will be built in partnership with Akridge, a …

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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 …

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City Center Building (Projected Opening in 2018)

  • 124 W Main St
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Downtown Area

Austin Lawrence Partners, a Colorado developer, will construct a $40 million 26-story, 424,000-square foot high-rise at the former Woolworth’s site and current park between Parrish and Main streets. …

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Downtown Loop Conversion (Under Consideration)

  • Downtown Loop
  • Durham, NC 27701

Cleveland and Church Partners has released a report of recommended project plans for converting the downtown one-way loop. The developers believe the current one-way layout is strangling development …

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Duke Beltline Greenway

  • Former Duke Beltline railroad track
  • Durham, NC 27701

The unused and overgrown Duke Beltline railroad track would be turned into an inner-city greenway. The two-mile trail arcs around downtown from West Village north across Trinity Avenue then turning …

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Duke University Engineering and Physics Building (Opening 2018)

  • TBD
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Duke University plans to build a $100 million, 85,000-square-foot facility to expand education and research programs in engineering and physics. The building will create a hub where engineering and …

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Durham County Library- Main Branch

  • 300 N Roxboro St.
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Downtown Area

Proposed $10.8 million renovations to the current building including a reorientation of the entrance to the Liberty St. side straight into the second floor of the building, providing a more visible …

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Durham County Main Library (Closing for renovation Jan. 15, 2017)

  • 300 N Roxboro St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 560-0100
  • Downtown Area

Durham County Library's Main Library, located at 300 N. Roxboro St., will close on January 15, 2017 for a two year renovation. Highlights include a comprehensive literacy and technology center, …

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Durham Police Department Headquarters

  • 505 W Chapel Hill St
  • Durham, NC 27701-3101
  • (919) 560-4322
  • Downtown Area

The Durham Police Department will move from its current location at 505 W. Chapel Hill St to a newly built headquarters on 600 E. Main St. Costs are estimated to be about $71 million. Construction …

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Durham-Orange Light Rail Project

  • TBD
  • Durham, NC 27701

Triangle Transit is considering developing a 17.1 mile light rail project between Durham and Chapel Hill. An environmental impact statement will be completed by February 2016, followed by three years …

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Durham, NC 27701 USA
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