2000 (Master Plan) | 2008 (Master Plan Update)
Downtown Durham, Inc.
Merit Award for Planning and Analysis — North Carolina Chapter of ASLA — 2000
Our challenge was to reinvigorate a once thriving urban center that was losing ground to faster growing regional centers in Raleigh and Chapel Hill.
Our process involved identification of various funding mechanisms, local policy directions and partnerships needed to make specific initiatives become a reality.
For the initial Downtown Master Plan DCI scripted a market based development plan that took advantage of the historic tabacco warehouse neighborhood ultimately generating a vibrant set of residential and mixed-use development opportunities. Those initiatives were catalyzed by a new downtown Durham Bulls Baseball Stadium.
In 2008 after realizing over $1 billion dollars in private and public investment, Downtown Durham Inc. rehired DCI to evaluate the City program and revise the Master Plan, setting goals for the next 7-10 years.