Durham Belt Line Trail Master Plan / Durham, NC


The Details

Stewart worked with the City of Durham and the Conservation Fund to develop a multi-disciplinary master plan for a 1.75-mile greenway and linear park through the heart of Downtown Durham. The project included the development of a vision and goals for the project, cross-section and structure evaluation, roadway analysis, park concept plans, furnishing recommendations, and a design and planting palette. The design contains elements for crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), redevelopment and land use strategies, restoration of natural systems and plant communities, as well as recommendations for housing and open space equity. Cost estimates, a funding strategy, a programming strategy and locations for the preservation of structures associated with the trail’s history are included in the plan. Stewart’s extensive public outreach approach gathered input from over 800 citizens and included stakeholder interviews, surveys, pop-up events, a community workshop, and a public open house. The plan also creates graphics and illustrations for proposed facilities, new trail connections, crosswalks and safety oriented intersection treatments.

Check out the Durham Belt Line Trail Master Plan here.

To learn more about the design process and how this amazing amenity will impact Durham, including social and economic impacts, check out this post on our website.



City of Durham, NC

Start Date

February 2017

Completion Date

Fall 2018

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