Durham Seeks Input on Future of Current Police Headquarters Site

The City of Durham wants community input on what should happen to a prominent block on the western edge of downtown Durham.

Currently, the four-acre site is being used as the headquarters for the Durham Police Department. However, the site will become vacant in fall 2018, when the department moves to its newly constructed headquarters along East Main Street. When this occurs, the City will no longer have a municipal purpose for the property and is looking for community input as to its future use.

The City’s General Services Department is asking residents, businesses and other stakeholders to share their initial ideas, thoughts and concerns about the future of this property in the following ways:

  • Complete an online survey located on the project website.
  • Drop in on a pop-up workshop hosted at various locations in-and-around downtown:
  • Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Durham Farmers Market, 501 Foster Street
  • Monday, September 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Durham City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza
  • Tuesday, September 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Durham Station Transportation Center, 515 West Pettigrew Street
  • Wednesday, September 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Durham Co-Op, 1111 West Chapel Hill Street
  • Attend a community workshop on Thursday, September 21 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster Street

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(City of Durham Press Release, 9/1/17)