The City of Durham recently adopted 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. 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 2017 and was adopted by City Council in August 2018. You can learn more at the project website: https://durhambeltline.com/