The loop is a barrier to pedestrians. It is confusing to drivers. It reduces the development potential of underutilized parcels throughout Downtown. It is a constraint to meeting the goals of our Downtown Master Plan.
A DOWNTOWN CHARRETTE
On March 23, 2015, about 80 citizens, elected officials, and City and County staff members attended a community charrette held at Trinity United Methodist Church.
A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION
There was near unanimity among charrette participants supporting fixing the Loop now. In order to get started, participants agreed that the Loop project must be perceived as paying for itself, and benefiting everyone in Durham.
Results of the community charrette were
analyzed and compiled into a report that
serves as a reference point in the endeavor
to improve Downtown.
The charrettes and the resulting report
received overwhelmingly positive initial feedback
in local publications. We will continue to document coverage and post relevant information here.