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New Developments

Durham continues to attract visitors, residents, and business at a growing pace with new developments announced on a regular basis. Find out what's in the works with our searchable listings of anticipated visitor-related projects and renovations that are currently in the planning stages or under development, including hotels, residential and mixed-use spaces, dining, and more. The listings are searchable by category, status, and keywords, and provide brief descriptions and details.

If you have any questions or would like more information about visitor developments, contact Shelly Green, President & CEO, at shelly@discoverdurham.com or (919) 680-8300 (primary), or Emily Loftin, Marketing Coordinator, at emily@discoverdurham.com or (919) 680-8307 (secondary).

Hotel Inventory Chart: 

  Lodging Properties  Guest Rooms 
Current Inventory   71 8205
 Under Development  3 338
 Projected Inventory with Developments  74 8543

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Museum of Life + Science Expansion (Earth Moves Opening 2019)

The Museum of Life + Science will open Earth Moves, an innovative earth sciences exhibit where visitors will interact with nature by controlling forces that move rocks, cause earthquakes, erode land, …

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NC 54 Corridor Expansion

The NC Department of Transportation plans to upgrade the N.C. 54 corridor for 9.2 miles from U.S. 15-501 to N.C. 55. The cost would be $228.6 million, and construction would start in 2024.

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Durham Bulls Edible Victory Garden (2019)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) announced today that it will sponsor an edible Victory Garden at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. A shared project with Inter-Faith Food …

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Kingfisher (Opening 2019)

Kingfisher, an intimate cocktail bar, will be opening in Durham later this year, owners announced Thursday. The bar, which is named for the unique birds that live along the banks of North …

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Downtown Durham Parking Decks

The City of Durham and the Durham County Board of Commissioners are considering the construction of four new parking decks in downtown Durham. The projects combined would add about 3,200 new parking …

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Croasdaile Farm (Opening in phases)

Croasdaile Farm is a planned residential community governed by an explicit set of architectural and community-wide standards. Each homesite is located within the limits of the City of Durham and is …

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Duke Alumni Center

Duke University will begin construction on a new alumni center that will be comprised of four buildings. Construction will begin at 615 Chapel Drive in Fall 2016 and will be completed in December …

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Durham County Judicial Building

The old Durham County Judicial Building at the corner of Main and Mangum streets is undergoing a $43 million renovation and rehab. Once completed, the rehabbed building will house various Durham …

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Eagle Academy Middle School (In the planning phase)

Durham Public Schools is planning to create a middle school on the campus of N.C. Central University for 300 students from some of the school district’s academically struggling elementary schools. …

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East Durham renovation project (Completion TBD)

The $10.2 million project involves revitalizing 43,000 square feet of commercial space to include buildings along Angier Avenue and South Driver Street. The site of the Angier Avenue Baptist Church …

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