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Durham seeks more input on streetscapes project

Posted August 20, 2008

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— Durham residents who participated in neighborhood meetings to give input on how the streetscapes in five neighborhood commercial corridors should appear will soon have their chance to review and provide more feedback about the initial design concepts.

Durham’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the Department of Public Works are hosting community meetings to reveal the initial streetscape design concepts to the neighborhoods, show what direction the project is moving and seek additional input from residents and other stakeholders.

The project, funded by 2005 bond funds, will address streetscape designs for Fayetteville Street between N.C. Highway 147 and Homeland Avenue; East Main Street between Hood Street and Alston Avenue; the intersection of Angier Avenue and Driver Street; the intersection of North Mangum Street and Corporation Street; and West Chapel Hill Street between Kent Street and N.C. Highway 147.

Five community meetings to showcase the initial design concepts are scheduled as follows:

Fayetteville Street Project
Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham
Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.

Angier Avenue and Driver Street Intersection Project
Angier Avenue Baptist Church, 2101 Angier Ave., Durham
Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.

North Mangum Street and Corporation Street Intersection Project
UDI Community Resource Center, 800 North Mangum St. Durham
Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.

East Main Street Project
Refiner's Fire Community Church, 1003 East Main St., Durham
Sept.16 at 6 p.m.

West Chapel Hill Street Project
Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park, 1313 Halley St., Durham
Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.

The City is continuing to work with consultants from EG&G, Inc. to develop the schematic designs for the projects. Initial meetings were conducted in April 2008 with residents, businesses and other stakeholders in each streetscape project area to gather input and provide opportunities to help determine the streetscape design.

For more information on the upcoming community meetings, contact EG&G, Inc. consultants Yasmin Fozard at 919-682-2860, yfozard@aol.com; or Rod Garrison at 330-379-2790, office@eggco.com.

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  • dianadarling Aug 20, 2008

    How about spending the money to remove potholes? you can't drive anywhere without feeling like your teeth are going to rattle out! Try Garrett Road or Pickett Road for example!