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Wetlands on West Trinity Ave.

By Scott Doron In May (2022) I attended a public information event about the South Ellerbe Creek Restoration project at 808 W. Trinity Ave. I wanted to learn more about the kinds of plants, landscaping, and amenities that will eventually

Posted in Environment, New Developments, Recreation, Stewardship and beautification

Update on Northgate Mall Re-development

By James Dobbins On the evening of August 25, Northwood Ravin, the developers of the Northgate Mall property, held a Zoom community meeting during which they presented a current plan for that parcel. The prior plan proposing a mix of

Posted in Advocacy, New Developments

Traffic Update

By Mollie Flowe Now that the I-885 connector is open, neighbors who live along or near Duke and Gregson have anecdotally reported lighter traffic, though it’s possibly fewer vehicles going at higher speeds.  We are in conversation about a meeting

Posted in Health and safety, New Developments, Traffic

President’s Report: 2021 in Review

By Karalyn Colopy, TPNA President In 2021 we made progress in adjusting to life with Covid. We resumed publication of this newsletter after a pandemic pause, held some of our traditional annual community events, and committed to have a Home

Posted in Advocacy, Neighborhood Events, New Developments, Stewardship and beautification, TPNA, Volunteering

Neighborhood Improvement with Grants from Duke

By Mollie Flowe This spring, the TPNA worked with partner nonprofits to apply for two Duke Doing Good grants through the Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership program. First, TPNA partnered with the Trinity Park Foundation and with the George Watts PTA

Posted in New Developments, Stewardship and beautification

Updates on the Duke Belt Line: Plans for a New City Trail

By Beth Emerson The Durham Belt Line is a 1.7-mile stretch of an inactive Norfolk & Southern railroad corridor that forms a partial loop around downtown Durham (see map below).With the potential to connect pedestrians and cyclists from North Durham

Posted in New Developments

Neighbors Helping Ellerbe Creek

Have you explored the mile-long South Ellerbe Creek Trail on the eastern edge of Trinity Park? Joanne Abel, who has lived next to the greenway on Tyler Court since the 1980s, says, “It’s great seeing families biking together or parents

Posted in New Developments

COVID and Re-opening at George Watts

After nearly a year of online-only learning, Durham Public Schools re-opened its doors this spring.  Elementary schools welcomed students into their buildings on March 15, and middle and high schools followed suit on April 5.     All DPS families could choose

Posted in New Developments

Re-development of Northgate Mall

By Waugh Wright On Saturday, April 24th, the Walltown Community Association (WCA), in coordination with the Northgate Mall Neighborhood Council (NMNC), organized a press conference to discuss the development of the Northgate Mall property and what they hope (and fear)

Posted in New Developments

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