Durham Earns Tree City USA Designation from Arbor Day Foundation
Celebrate Durham's 36th year as a Tree City USA on March 15
Durham is one of more than 3,500 cities recognized for its commitment to effective urban forest management, which plays an important role in air quality, water resources, health and well-being, and energy use. On March 15, celebrate with a clean up effort and small planting at Burton Park and an Arbor Day proclamation read by City Council Member Javiera Caballero. Learn more.
City-County Planning Department Releases Updated Expanding Housing Choices Proposal
Planning Commission hearing will take place on March 12
On Monday, Feb. 25, the Planning Department made its proposed changes to the City’s existing zoning rules available for review in advance of the March 12 Planning Commission public hearing. Referred to as Expanding Housing Choices, the amendments aim to increase housing availability and choices in Durham's high demand neighborhoods by reducing regulatory barriers and increasing density. Learn more.
Durham Seeks People's Choice Votes for 2019 Golden Leaf Awards
Online voting open until March 25
Online voting is now open for the People's Choice Award to be presented at the 2019 Golden Leaf Awards Ceremony in April. The awards are given to outstanding new developments, buildings, and landscaping in Durham County that provide positive attributes to the community’s built environment. Learn more.
DPAC Launches New "Next Stop Broadway" Summer Program
This week-long program is for any student age 10-17 that is interested in Broadway, no experience required! Participants will work with Broadway professionals and perform Broadway classics for friends and family on DPAC’s stage at the end of the week.