Expanding Housing Choices


Fast-paced population growth, limited availability of developable tracts, and a renewed preference for in-town living has led to a housing availability and affordability challenge for Durham. Over time, zoning rules have restricted development in many neighborhoods almost exclusively to single-family dwellings, eliminating many of the small-scale and often more affordable multifamily options that once existed. Often referred to as “Missing Middle” housing, this project will explore ways to eliminate regulatory barriers and expand the choices that people have when it comes to housing types. 

Expanding Housing Choices Infographic


Throughout the summer, the Planning Department will be out in the community to solicit input. Stop by our booth at the following events to fill out a survey:

  • Rock the Park - June 9th from 6-8 pm Duke Park
  • Durham Farmers Market – June 23rd from 9-12
  • Rock the Park - July 7th from 6-8 pm at Forest Hills Park
  • Rock the Park - August 4th from 6-8 at Southern Boundaries Park
  • Latino Festival – August 11th from 12-5 
More events may be added throughout the summer

The survey is available online through the following link: www.publicinput.com/2771


June 6, 2018 Joint City County Planning Committee


Hannah Jacobson at 919-560-4137 x. 28247
Michael Stock at 919-560-4137 x.28227