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Durham moving forward with plans for new downtown parking deck

Posted November 11, 2008

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— Durham County commissioners decided Monday evening to move forward with a plan to add more parking spaces downtown.

Commissioners are working with Durham-based Greenfire Development on a 320-space parking deck.

The deck would be located on what is now a paved lot on E. Parrish Street, between Church Street and Roxboro Road.

The project would likely add shops, restaurants, residential and office space to the area.

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  • whocares Nov 11, 2008

    At the rate Durham is building parking decks downtown, there will soon be no downtown to visit because it will all be just 1 great big parking garage. Give the money to the Police they need it more than Durham needs another parking garage.

  • DowntownGirl Nov 11, 2008

    And, I 4th the positive comments on Durham. I find that the Durham bashers usually don't really know Durham, don't live here, and often have never even been here. I love what's going on with our downtown and feel just as safe here as I do in downtown Raleigh or Chapel Hill (and, yes, I like both of those downtowns as well). I think we live in such a great area and if you're not out exploring what all areas have to offer, you're going to miss a lot. If you don't want to come to Durham, don't. You're the ones missing out. The rest of us will be enjoying it.

  • 007KnightRider Nov 11, 2008

    I third tb4unc comment's. I frequent and work in the American Tobacco this will be a great addition to downtown.

  • mike honcho Nov 11, 2008

    Great a new parking deck, while we are losing qualified, trained Police Officers to other cities because of pay. What good is a new parking deck, if there are no officers to protect the vehicles and their occupants?

  • arentyouclever Nov 11, 2008

    3rd on that. Stay home. I'll enjoy restaurants, ballpark, and the ballfield without you blocking my way.

  • lb27608 Nov 11, 2008

    I second ABM's comments... I live just outside downtown Durham and walk the area regularly, both day and night. I've never felt unsafe in my neighborhood or downtown. The redevelopment (and new development) in downtown is fantastic, too.

  • ABM Nov 11, 2008

    I don't think the both of you know what you are talking about. I live in Durham, and frequent the American Tobacco area, even late at night. It's not only nice, but it's safe, I park in the deck and walk around Durham at night.. I am glad you all feel this way, it keeps the wait down at the good restaurants.. ;)

  • 68_polara Nov 11, 2008

    I'm left wondering when they are going to tell us they need to raise taxes for this project.

  • familyfour Nov 11, 2008

    Ditto, on that thought. I was gonna say, I'm not sure that's a good idea for Durham...

  • arfamr1004 Nov 11, 2008

    I hope they have plenty of security measures in the works as well for this project...Durham is not known for being a safe place to walk at night