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Update on South Ellerbe Creek Wetlands Restoration

By Scott Doron Neighbors have noticed stirrings at the South Ellerbe Restoration construction site at 808 W. Trinity Ave. If you are new to the neighborhood, you have probably only seen vacant land at 808 W. Trinity Ave. across from

Posted in Environment, Neighborhood concerns, Recreation

Outcomes of June 8 TPNA Meeting on Historic Designation

TPNA’s June board meeting was held at George Watts elementary school on Wednesday, June 8, and was largely devoted to questions about Local Historic District (LHD) designation.  This is a complex issue that we have struggled with as a neighborhood

Posted in Advocacy, Neighborhood concerns, Neighborhood Events, TPNA

June 8 – Neighborhood Meeting about Historic Designation

The Trinity Park Neighborhood Association will host a neighborhood meeting on June 8 at 7 pm to discuss historic designation options for our neighborhood.  We hope to have the meeting in person at George Watts Montessori Elementary School, 700 Watts St., tentatively

Posted in Advocacy, Neighborhood concerns, Neighborhood Events, TPNA

Neighborhood meeting about Verizon’s fiber optic cable installation

On July 7, from 7 to 9 pm, about 30 neighbors gathered on zoom for a special TPNA meeting to air out issues related to the placement of internet fiber optic cables in city right-of-ways in our neighborhood. Representatives from

Posted in Neighborhood concerns, Neighborhood Events

Historic Neighborhood Designation

The Trinity Park Neighborhood Association (TPNA) was founded in 1974, with one of its primary purposes being “to preserve and enhance the physical character of the neighborhood by encouraging maintenance, revitalization, and beautification of buildings and grounds (including shade trees),

Posted in Neighborhood concerns

Neighborhood Clean-up – Do We Need a New Plan?

By Julia Borbely-Brown Litter-free neighborhoods are not just beautiful. They also communicate pride, discourage further littering, and protect our waterways. While Trinity Park is a lovely place, you might be surprised how much litter you’ll find along our streets if

Posted in Neighborhood concerns, Stewardship and beautification

Traffic Updates – Watts St. bike boulevard and East End Connector

By Beth Emerson Did you know that Watts Street is a pilot “bike boulevard”? The City of Durham is working to create easy, safe neighborhood bike routes along low traffic streets, adding signage, pavement markings, and speed and volume control

Posted in Neighborhood concerns, New Developments