Current Topics

  1. Compact Neighborhood Affordable Housing

  2. Compact Neighborhood Planning

    The Durham City-County Planning Department will be working over the next few months with communities near planned stations along the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (D-O LRT) system to determine which areas are best for future transit-oriented development.

  3. Durham Design District Zoning Regulations - Update

  4. Durham Planning Academy

    Durham Planning Academy, Spring 2016

  5. East End Connector Land Use Analysis

    This project analyzes potential land use impacts of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s construction of the East End Connector

  6. Holloway Street Historic District Expansion

    On June 21, 2010, the Planning Department received a citizen petition to expand the Holloway Street Local Historic District.

  7. Golden Belt Historic District

    On October 29, 2010, the Planning Department received a resident petition to create a Golden Belt Local Historic District. MdM Historical Consultants have been hired to prepare a Preservation Plan which will include history and an inventory of structures in the district.

  8. Outdoor Seating Permits/Outdoor Dining

    On October 15, 2012, the Durham City Council adopted a change to City Code Sections 54-26, 54-110, and 46-149(e) to create a new Outdoor Seating Permit process, effective as of January 15, 2013. The regulations for Outdoor Seating Permits are available online in the City Code, and may also be obtained from the Durham City-County Planning Department.

  9. Station Area Strategic Infrastructure (SASI) Study

    At the community meetings held this Fall attendees had a chance to participate in our “Connecting to the Dots” activity to help prioritize infrastructure improvements in future light rail station areas. There were 17 corridors pre-selected and potential infrastructure projects identified. Participants were challenged to choose between projects by spending a limited amount of resources or “SASI Bucks.”

  10. Urban Open Space Plan

    In 2010, the elected boards adopted the 2011-2012 Planning Department work program. That document directed the Planning Department to develop and implement an Urban Open Space Plan for the Downtown, Urban and Compact Neighborhood (CN) Tiers. The remaining portions of the Urban Open Space Plan consist of the Compact Neighborhoods and the Urban Tier a total of (approximately 17,000 acres). In these geographic areas staff will address open space needs and policies and coordinate with the adopted Downtown Open Space Plan and other plans that have already been adopted.