Downtown Durham May Divide Into Districts
Posted February 14, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST
DURHAM — Navigating the Bull City may get a little easier. A group that markets and promotes the downtown area wants to create six distinct downtown districts.
Downtown Durham, Inc.hopes to create the following areas:
Each district would have a color-coded sign. The goal, says Downtown Durham's Bill Kalkhof, is to make it easier get around.
"If it takes more than three minutes to explain to someone how to get somewhere, you've got a problem," he said.
The city is working on another solution to make traveling in Durham easier for drivers -- trying to sort out the maze of one-way streets downtown.
It is planning to realign Corcoran and Foster streets to create a north-south connection through the downtown area. Main and Chapel Hill streets will become two-way routes.