2023 Conference – Thursday Morning Geer Street/Rigsbee Corridor Walking Tour
Durham’s downtown has undergone massive change over the past 15 years. Not only has that change resulted in hundreds of new housing units in downtown’s core, it has also prompted change to nearby neighborhoods. North of downtown, the Geer Street/Rigsbee corridor has been transformed from an auto-centric mélange of dealerships and repair shops to a vibrant hub of entertainment. Some historic buildings have undergone radical change, others have been preserved, still others demolished. What factors influenced those building owners, and their neighbors? Has this area improved? Does it contribute to Durham’s character, or detract from it? Two veterans of Durham’s redevelopment walk you through a changing neighborhood. Wear walking shoes, a sun hat, and bring water. Complete walk is less than 2 miles.
This tour is limited to 20 people maximum.