Current Topics

The New Durham Comprehensive Plan

Durham is beginning work on a new Comprehensive Plan! The Durham Comprehensive Plan is a long range plan that shapes how the City and County grow. Our current plan is nearly 13 years old and Durham has seen a lot of change in that time. Durham’s community priorities have also evolved. We recognize that in order to build a successful new plan we must first listen to the priorities and concerns of the community through an equitable community engagement process.

In 2017, The Durham City-County Planning Department, in conjunction with the City and County Attorney’s offices, initiated a project to revise Durham’s sign regulations found primarily within Article 11 of the Unified Development Ordinance. The primary purpose for this project is to update the regulations to comply with the Reed v. Town of Gilbert decision by the Supreme Court of the United States. Additional updates to comply with other state and/or federal laws, along with general technical clarifications, re-organizations, and minor changes will also be included.