LGBTQ Youth Center (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning)
We are 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
Cook Rd. Sidewalk Extension
Construct approximately 1,070 LF of new sidewalk to connect sidewalk gaps on the east side of Cook Road between Dunn Avenue to south of Kaitlin Drive.
Estimated Cost: $420,729
Bus Shelters on Fayetteville St.
Improvements to bus shelters at the following bus stops: ● bus stop on Fayetteville and Crooked Creek Parkway; ● bus stop on Fayetteville and Martin Luther King Jr Pwy (on both sides of the road near Lowes Home Improvement heading towards Riddle Rd)
Estimated Cost: $158,620
Burton Park Improvements
Improvements to Burton Park. The proposed improvements include: * adding one additional playground set; adding a tire swing, * remodeling the current pavilion (replacing the two picnic tables, adding two garbage cans, and installing two electric outlets); * increasing the number of benches throughout the park; removing the current grill and installing four new grills; * relocating the community garden from the shaded side of Ridgeway Avenue to the playground side; * repainting the older basket court; installing additional water fountatins; cleaning up the trees growing in the creek; increasing the visual appeal of the park through landscaping; installing additional trash cans; and installing a new sign.
Estimated Cost: $309,309
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
Technology for Durham Public Middle and High Schools
This project will provide Durham Public Schools (Hillside High School, Southern High School, Lowe's Grove Magnet Middle School and Shepard Internal Baccalaureate Magnet) with funds to purchase and replace Epson Brightlink 685 Wi Projectors used in classrooms at the following high schools/middle schools: Hillside High, Southern High, Lowe's Grove Magnet Middle School and Shepard Internal Baccalaureate Magnet. 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
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