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Downtown Durham has seen incredible growth and change since the last master plan was established 23 years ago. To meet this progress and adapt to new challenges, DDI has launched the Downtown Durham Blueprint: 2035. This new plan aims to preserve downtown’s unique character while supporting continued growth and development.

We need your input to make this plan a success! From June 21-23, the project team will be popping up at various community events and locations to collect feedback from you. Your thoughts and ideas are essential to shaping the future of our downtown. 


Click below to take the survey and be entered in a raffle to win a $25 SpendaBull, an e-gift card that can be used at more than 60 downtown merchants!  


Text: Visit us at one of our upcoming pop-ups! Friday, June 21, 12 PM - Latino Credit Union, Friday June 21, 5:30 PM - Foodie Fare, Saturday, June 22, 9 am - Durham Farmers Market, Saturday, June 22, 4 PM - Super Compare Foods

In 2000, Downtown Durham, Inc. (DDI), working with the city and county, completed a master plan for downtown Durham.  This was an intensive process that provided guidance in downtown’s growth and revitalization. Downtown has changed and grown a lot over the last 23 years. This growth, coupled with a global pandemic that has had unexpected impacts on all downtowns and cities, means a new downtown Durham plan is needed.

The Downtown Durham Blueprint: 2035 will take a slightly different approach than previous master plans. The blueprint will look at the challenges that must be addressed to ensure we keep the authentic vibe and feel of downtown while also supporting growth and development that strengthens downtown Durham’s unique cultures. 

DDI has selected Interface Studio to lead the Blueprint development process.

Over the next year, we will gather additional community feedback as we finalize the blueprint. Complete the Blueprint Update form below to stay in the loop on the process and to learn about additional opportunities for input.

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