City of Durham Residents Asked to Rank Their Favorite Projects

"Durham residents now have the chance to rank their top choices among 10 project proposals to receive the latest round of $2.4 million in participatory budgeting (PB Durham) grant funding." —City of Durham website

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The 10 project proposals included in this voting cycle are as follows:

  1. Pedestrian Safety on East Trinity Avenue - $990,000: Install pedestrian safety and traffic calming measures such as sidewalks, crosswalks, and signage on East Trinity Avenue from North Roxboro Street to Avondale Avenue.
  2. Lighting at Parks - $888,000: Outdoor lighting to improve safety and extend the usable hours at Morreene Road Park, Holton Career and Resource Center, and Edison Johnson Recreation Center parking lot.
  3. Playground Improvements to Parks - $762,000: Add a shade structure at Bay-Hargrove Park; add a shade structure and new playground at Carroll Street Park; and add a shade structure and new playground to Southern Boundaries Park.
  4. Skate Park at Duke Park - $347,000: Create a skate park with movable equipment to increase access to skating.
  5. Teen Equipment at Recreation Centers - $85,000: Upgrade equipment, such as computers and games, at the Durham Teen Center at Lyon Park, Holton Career and Resource Center, Walltown Recreation Center, W.D. Hill Recreation Center, and Weaver Street Recreation Center.
  6. Crosswalks with Murals - $352,000: Crosswalks for pedestrian safety featuring public art at the intersections of Lynch Street and Mangum Street; Roxboro Road and Lynch Street; and University Drive at the Rockwood Center.
  7. Bathroom at Cook Road Park - $330,000: Build a new bathroom facility.
  8. Sustainable Improvements to Parks - $110,000: Install water bottle filling stations, bike repair stations, and solar power charging stations to improve sustainability and encourage physical activity at CM Herndon Park, Duke Park, Lyon Park, Merrick-Moore Park, Solite Park, Twin Lakes Park, and Westover Park.
  9. Stagville Monument - $275,000: Create an artistic and educational monument with local artists honoring the formerly enslaved people of the Stagville Plantation and their descendants for a City-owned site downtown.
  10. Security Measures for Durham Housing Authority Properties - $110,000: Resident-requested safety improvements including cameras, deadbolt locks, and improved lighting in the Cornwallis Road Community and Preiss-Steele Place.

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