Ah, thanks. Couldn't quite place it without seeing the surrounding area in the renderings.
I think that this is going to be the decade for Durham. The 2010s were monumental, but by the end of this decade I think we will see Durham quickly pull away from Greensboro and join Charlotte and Raleigh as the clear cut top three cities in NC. Honestly, I think Durham has a chance to start shifting the center of gravity in the Triangle away from Raleigh and towards itself if the city is aggressive about projects such as bicycle boulevards, rails to trails, etc.
I moved to Durham in 1992, when the Bulls still played at the old ballpark, Liggett was still making cigarettes downtown (the smell of tobacco filled the air) and the American Tobacco complex was sitting abandoned. It is pretty amazing the changes that have happened and are about to happen since then.
Was downtown for dinner last night (M Sushi FTW) and on the way back home we went down Rigsbee. Looks like a significant amount of activity about to start. The Vega site already appears to be under construction and the GeerHouse site and the site at the corner of Rigsbee/Corporation (where the Pickleback bar sits) were both fenced off.
Massengills Auto at 715 Rigsbee sent an email out to customers that they are closing permanently at the end of the month.
No word of future plans for lot.
With MotorCo development and 2 apartment developments planned/in progress across the street, this block will be completely unrecognizable.
There’s also a recent development case for a mixed use project (residential w/first floor retail) at 501 Washington St. Will be behind the single story stretch of buildings where Plum restaurant and a few other things are located. Haven’t seen a single rendering or even a mention of that project anywhere though which is strange.