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Arts and Culture

Historic Monuments Along the Fayetteville St. Corridor

The goal of this project is to commemorate and celebrate the history along the 12 historic neighborhoods that make up the Fayetteville Street Corridors. Signs, flags, and artistic bus benches will be placed along the corridor to capture written and pictorial history of past and present Fayetteville Street local heroes and historical events that shaped the 12 communities, and in totality, the city of Durham.

Estimated Cost: $89,702

   

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Art Displays on E. Chapel Hill St. Buildings

Installing art displays on blank building walls in area of Convention Center garage walls.

Estimated Cost: $60,049

   

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Safety and Environment

Goose Creek Tributary Restoration

An urban creek restoration and beautification project for the Goose Creek tributary in Northeast Central Durham.

Estimated Cost: $653,740

   

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Bus Shelters with Reclaimed Art and Solar Panels

Install bus shelters at existing stops that lack shelters and other stop amenities in nearby areas. To improve the ridership experience and aesthetics as well as contribute to renewable energy generation, shelters will include artwork commissioned by local artists using reclaimed materials as well as solar panel installations at select shelters that will power lights and USB charging stations.

Estimated Cost: $395,757

   

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Street Trees

Eight neighborhood groups in Durham, NC were identified as high-priority targets for tree planting. The neighborhoods include Old East Durham, Southside/College View, Walltown, Lyon Park, Downtown, Stratford Lakes, Old West Durham and Weavers. Planting street trees in underserved neighborhoods of our community to improve aesthetics, property values, and environmental quality.

Estimated Cost: $67,980

   

Technology for Durham Public Middle and High Schools

This project will provide Durham Public Schools with funds to purchase and replace Epson Brightlink 685 Wi Projectors used in classrooms at the following high school and middle school: Northern High, Brogden Middle School, Carrington Middle School, Lucas Middle School, Neal Magnet Middle. DPS administration identified a need for working projectors in the classrooms as a major priority. Teachers rely on projectors every day, which are used for lessons, conducting research, watching educational videos and solving problems among many other things.

Estimated Cost: $134,784

   

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Wi-Fi Hotspot Picnic Table

Install solar-powered, fully-integrated Wi-Fi hotspot picnic tables at nine DHA properties to provide free, public access to the city’s planned fiber optic network. Eight DHA properties have been identified for installation: McDougald Terrace, Cornwallis Rd, Hoover Rd, Liberty St., Oxford Manor, Edgemont Elms, Oldham Towers, Preiss Steele, and Damar Court.

Estimated Cost: $123,750

   

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Solar Tree and Site Lighting

Install a solar tree and site lighting for the futsal court at WD Hill for added usability

Estimated Cost: $157,281

   

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Durham Housing Authority (DHA) Lighting and Security Cameras

Lighting improvements and the installation of security cameras on Durham Housing Authority (DHA) properties. The Ward 1 properties include Cornwallis Rd, Liberty St., Oxford Manor, Edgemont Elms, Oldham Towers, and Preiss Steele

Estimated Cost: $283,250

   

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Parks and Recreation

Science Technology, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) and Entrepreneurship Youth Center

A STEM and Entrepreneurship program where youth will for youth build robots, learn how to code, participate in other STEM projects and learn leadership and entrepreneurial skills through LEGO robotics courses, startup clinics, weekly mentorship sessions, and online computer coding programs. This will provide access and opportunities to align our urban youth with access to job training, entrepreneurial coaching, community engagement opportunities, educational services, and the kinds of positive reinforcement that will advance their intellectual and social interests. eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc. is the project sponsor and it is a non-profit organization

Estimated Cost: $99,121

   

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Lakeview Park Improvements

There are many items that need to be repaired or replaced within the playground, including the locked gate at the front. This project would repair the restroom, which is currently locked and has structural damages; the water fountain needs to be replaced. It would also repair cracks in the basketball court, hoops and benches would be replaced, and bleachers would be added. Additionally, the project would level the sidewalk leading to the basketball courts. At the baseball field, the project would repair damaged fencing and replace rusted team benches. Playground equipment would be upgraded, with equipment for children ages 5 to 12, with ADA accommodations. An emergency phone light will be added for safety. Open space near the front of park there will be picnic tables and grills added for family enjoyment that are ADA. There are lots of spaces that hold water; that can be turned into rain gardens. The cross-walk needs to be repainted for safety reasons. Mulch, soil, and plants will be needed for rain garden areas. Wood Fiber Chips will be used in play areas for safe fall protection areas. There will also be a concert stage for community events within the park.

Estimated Cost: $490,589

   

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Hillside Park Improvements

The following three projects are intended to improve Hillside Park by remodeling existing structures in and around the park to promote safety, inclusivity, and the overall benefit to park patrons and the surrounding communities. The proposed projects will include increased lighting to the main programming areas of the park including but not limited to the tennis courts, amphitheater, and playground. Partnered with the increase lighting, the strategic use of CPTED principles (crime prevention through environmental design) will be used to maximize spill light and increase overall safety. In addition to the aforementioned projects, there are community members that are requesting for the resurfacing of the tennis courts, installing natural seating at the amphitheater, and upgrading or replacing the existing playground with an ADA accessible play structure able to accommodate patrons of all abilities.

Estimated Cost: $470,195

   

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Play Equipment for Carroll Park

Remove unused play equipment at Carroll St Park and replace with new kids play equipment. Remove invasive plants and make the overall park more usable for children.

Estimated Cost: $90,640

   

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Purchase Equipment to Make Playground Accessible- Drew Granby Park

Remodel playground and add amenities designed for children with physical and mental disabilities, creating a space were all children are welcomed and are able to play and interact with each other.

Estimated Cost: $79,310

   

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Health and Wellness

LGBTQ Youth Center (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning)

The LGBTQ Center of Durham is proposing the creation of an LGBTQ+ Youth Center that will allow the current center to expand its mission to intentionally focus on the City of Durham’s LGBTQ+ youth population. This center will function as the singular physical hub of LGBTQ+ youth resources that currently scatter the city and increase their reach. The space will value and honor youth leadership and wisdom while focusing on enhancing individual agency and empowerment. It will also feature targeted programming and educational events designed to support youth in the development of positive self-concept, resiliency, building social and vocational skills, and leadership skills.

Estimated Cost: $113,300

   

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Streets and Sidewalks

Repair Sidewalks on Gray Avenue

Remove and replace existing sidewalk and construct sidewalk gaps on the south side of Gray Avenue. Approximately 1,500 LF total. From Roxboro Street to Hazel Street.

Estimated Cost: $559,884

   

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Carroll Street sidewalk from Lakewood to Morehead

Build a 1676 ft sidewalk from 1228 Carroll Street north to the bus stop on Morehead Avenue for this future affordable housing

Estimated Cost: $798,743

   

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Bus Shelters on Dearborn

Add two bus shelters and lighting for two existing bus stops on the Dearborn corridor, one on the NW corner of the intersection of Maplewood and Dearborn and one across from the Braggtown Public Library at the intersection of Ruth and Dearborn.

Estimated Cost: $106,502

   

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Pedestrian Island at the Intersection of N. Miami Blvd at Juniper and Gutherie St.

The intersection of N. Miami Blvd at Juniper and Guthrie Street routinely experiences near misses of accidents as pedestrians struggle to cross the intersection with traffic from three (3) directions. This project will install traffic calming pedestrian island with landscaping.

Estimated Cost: $226,000

   

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Protected Crosswalk from Lakeview Park to Lakeview Secondary School

Connect the existing sidewalk on the south side of Dearborn to the Lakeview Park, add a painted crosswalk, user-activated flashing pedestrian lights (RRFB), and make this crossing ADA accessible.

Estimated Cost: $96,305

   

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Other

Accessible Ramps for People with Disabilities

To set aside a grant fund for Habitat or other community partners to access to perform accessibility modifications to housing stock in Durham.

Estimated Cost: $56,650

   

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