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DHA Downtown & Neighborhood Planning (DDNP)

Context Map
Community Workshop Focus around the Opportunity Sites:

  1. Oldham/Liberty/DHA Office/Hunt Street (May 22)
  2. Fayette Place/Southside Phase III (June 25)
  3. Forest Hill Heights/J.J. Henderson (June 26)

Context map for Durham's downtown area. All information is as listed above.

Durham's downtown area is undergoing some dramatic changes with important affordable housing developments on the way.  The DHA Downtown and Neighborhood Plan (DDNP) was initiated from a partnership between the City of Durham, Durham County and DHA, to collectively focus on nearly 60 acres of publicly owned land in downtown Durham to develop a single development framework
that simultaneously addresses the needs of all parties.
 
Planning Process
  • Phase 1: Assess Existing Conditions
    • 2.5 months
    • Project Kick Off Meeting 
    • Inventory existing services and amenities 
    • Analyze existing conditions
    • Conduct resident surveys
    • Document assets and opportunities
    • Conduct strategic advisory group meeting (SAG) #1
    • Conduct stakeholder interviews
    • Conduct SAG meeting #2
    • Deliverables:
      • Meeting recap summaries
      • Existing condition report 

  • Phase 2: Establish Vision & Goals
    • 1 month
    • Develop a preliminary vision, goals, and objectives
    • Conduct visioning workshop
    • Develop preliminary framework plan
    • Deliverables:
      • Meeting recap summaries
      • Preliminary framework plan

  • Phase 3: Develop & Prioritize Strategies
    • 4 months
    • Develop supportive services and relocation plan for DHA residents
    • Develop site concepts and amenities
    • Conduct Downtown Sites Workshop
    • Conduct Southside East Workshop
    • Conduct Southside West Workshop
    • Synthesize input and develop preferred concepts
    • Develop housing plan
    • Deliverables:
      • Conceptual site alternatives 
      • Meeting recap summaries
      • Framework plan
      • Preferred site concepts

  • Phase 4: Finalize and Implement Plan
    • 3 months
    • Conduct SAG meeting #3
    • Finalize development plan
    • Finalize financing plan
    • Develop implementation strategies
    • Identify partners/team
    • Finalize implantation structure and timeline
    • Finalize plan for continued community engagement
    • Conduct SAG meeting #4
    • Conduct public workshop
    • Incorporate, input, and finalize plan
    • IMPLEMENT THE PLAN
    • Deliverables:
      • Meeting recap summaries
      • Final downtown development plan
 
Planning process outline with all information as listed above.

The preparation for DDNP began in 2017.  We are currently in Phase 4: finalize and implement plan.

The DHA Downtown and Neighborhood Plan preserves and develops over 2,400 mixed-income units to serve residents at various Area Median Incomes (AMI) in apartment complexes with bedroom sizes ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. 

  • Studio
    • 30% AMI replacement: 171
    • Total: 171
  • 1-Bedroom
    • 30% AMI replacement: 197
    • 30%-60% AMI: 494
    • 60%-80% AMI: 277
    • Market-Rate: 374
    • Total: 1,342
  • 2-Bedroom
    • 30% AMI replacement: 47
    • 30%-60% AMI: 246
    • 60%-80% AMI: 234
    • Market-Rate: 236
    • Total: 763
  • 3-Bedroom
    • 30% AMI replacement: 32
    • 30%-60% AMI: 103
    • 60%-80% AMI: 49
    • Market-Rate: 53
    • Total: 237
  • Total
    • 30% AMI replacement: 447
    • 30%-60% AMI: 843
    • 60%-80% AMI: 560
    • Market-Rate: 663
    • Total: 2,513 

For more information about DDNP, please contact Alisha Curry, Project Manager for the Durham Housing Authority at 919.683.1551 ext. 7019.

For more information about the project's planners and architects, please visit their websites:


To learn more about the City of Durham's Proposed Affordable Housing Investment FY20-FY24, please click here. (COMING SOON)

To learn more about the Durham Affordable Housing Bond and how it will assist DHA to expand the number of affordable rental units can be found, please click here.

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