Current Planning Activities

  1. Durham Belt Line Master Plan
  2. Durham Bike Share

Durham Belt Line Master Plan

The City of Durham is creating a master plan for a trail and linear park on the inactive Belt Line rail corridor. The Durham Belt Line Trail Master Plan presents an opportunity to envision how the former rail corridor can be transformed into a great public space.  Over the coming months residents will have numerous opportunities to learn more about the project and share ideas.

For many years there has been interest in converting the Belt Line corridor into a trail and green space connection between downtown Durham and neighborhoods to the north and east.  The Belt Line corridor, which is about 2.2 miles in length, runs from Chapel Hill Street, near the Amtrak Station, to Avondale Drive.

In 2014 the City applied for and was awarded funding through the federal Tiger Grant program to develop prepare the master plan.  The master plan project began in April and will be completed in 2018. The project outreach and engagement approach will include close coordination with City departments and advisory boards, adjacent property owners, downtown business representatives, and local civic and neighborhood associations.

The master plan project began in April and will be completed in 2018. The project outreach and engagement approach will include close coordination with City departments and advisory boards, adjacent property owners, downtown business representatives, and local civic and neighborhood associations.  There will be numerous opportunities to participate through public workshops, by survey, community events, and online.  The project website is https://durhambeltline.com/