We know the development process can be long, complicated, frustrating and a reminder of past mistakes and missteps. As our name indicates, we are partners with each other and the community. We want to be transparent from the start and throughout the process. One way to do this is to record the questions and statements we have heard throughout the community engagement process and respond with answers that are accurate.
Following each community meeting, we will update the information below. If we miss something, send us an email. We will endeavor to capture all questions, statements and answers below. We know not all answers will make everyone happy, and not all questions and statements will be easily responded to, but our hope and goal is to be transparent. From transparency we can build trust of one another and a common vision and goal for the future redevelopment of Fayette Place.
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The MDA is a legally binding agreement between the Durham Housing Authority and the developer that lays out the business terms, roles and responsibilities and agreements between the parties.
Durham Housing Authority's (DHA) Executive Director, after approval of the board, signs on behalf of DHA and principals of F7 International Development, Greystone Affordable Development, and Gilbane Development Company sign on behalf of the developer.
We will definitely make sure that flyers are more widely distributed besides just Durham Housing Authority’s website and email list. We will canvas neighborhoods with flyers and yard signs notifying surrounding residents of future meetings
11 individuals, 6 of them Durham Housing Authority staff.
Durham Housing Authority and developer will be negotiating MDA during the community engagement process. A preliminary physical plan, which is being updated and refined as a result of feedback from the community engagement, will be an attachment to the MDA. This preliminary plan will outline the programmatic elements that the developer is agreeing to build on the Fayette Place site.
The buildings will be designed and density will be scaled to create a cohesive community and integrate within the existing building typologies, circulation patterns, and neighborhood fabric.
We understand and will strive to create walkable streets with all the buildings facing outward towards the street so as not to see the rear of a building.
Not previously. Our team is researching the location of this wall.
We believe this question is about the redevelopment of Heritage Square across Fayetteville Street located at 606 Fayetteville St. There are several recent news articles about what the developers are planning for that site.
The land will be ground leased from the Durham Housing Authority to the developer, Durham Community Partners. The terms of the ground lease have not been finalized, but it is anticipated that there will be nominal consideration for the ground lease which will help keep the cost of the development and the ability to offer more affordable rents to residents of the future development.
The developer will be leasing the land from the Durham Housing Authority. It is anticipated that the term of the lease will be 99 years and there be an nominal upfront lease amount to DHA such to reduce the amount of subsidy required for the development from City’s affordable housing bond funds.
Durham Community Partners will enter into a management agreement with a third-party property manager. Our proposal to DHA included SL Nusbaum Realty, Co. based out of Richmond, VA.