Developer Bob Chapman sees the Downtown Loop as “a girdle” on Durham's city center, “binding and preventing downtown from growing.” He and business partner Rob Dickson want to convert the road to two-way traffic and make it more friendly to pedestrians.
The General Assembly began its 2015 session on Jan. 28, and almost immediately neighborhood leaders were put on notice to expect another bill to repeal a neighbor’s time-honored right to oppose a rezoning with an official protest petition.
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A one-cent rise in the property-tax rate could be part of the city’s 2015-16 budget, if the fire and police departments show “data and strategy” to support requests for added firefighters and officers.
By a 4-3 vote last week, the Durham Public Schools board approved putting $5.8 million into renovating and enlarging the vacant Whitted School. For its money, DPS gets eight classrooms to accommodate 144 children in pre-kindergarten programs, which will share the building with 79 apartments for low-income elderly tenants.