COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Old West Durham
Pocket Garden

The neighborhood association is excited to be creating a new garden space in the vacant lot next to Locopops and across from Cocoa Cinnamon.

The garden was designed by John Wood, a landscape architect and member of the OWDNA Board. We met our $3000 fundraising goal. Thanks to all the neighbors and businesses who donated. Thanks to Artistry in Plants, owned by Wendi Gale, for donating skilled labor. A big thanks to Linton Architects for the $1,000 match and to Cocoa Cinnamon and Inhabit Realty for their generous donations.


At the street corner, we have added a decorative entry gate, designed by local artist Frank Hyman. Inside the garden, we will have paths, a small grassy area, garden beds with native plants and benches. As a part of the project, the City has planted two dozen new trees in the surrounding area.


Stay tuned for more garden updates. Also, if you have a green thumb, we'll be asking for plant donations early-mid Spring.


Neighborhood Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Study

Details and Updates: www.bikedurham.org/owd-wattshill

Contact the Bike Durham team: safestreets@bikedurham.org

OWDNA is excited to be launching a three month study of the safety issues affecting bicyclists and pedestrians in Old West Durham and Watts Hillandale. We thank the Watts Hillandale Neighborhood Association for partnering with us on this effort.

The study will be coordinated by the nonprofit Bike Durham and is funded by a generous grant from the Duke Office of Durham and Community Affairs. From March to May, Bike Durham will solicit input from neighbors about places where safety improvements could happen. They will also conduct a street level audit and discuss conditions and pending projects with the City. Special emphasis will be placed on safe routes to school. These findings will then go into a report to the neighborhoods and City officials. A phase two will work to implement the recommendations, both in the form of City projects and DIY improvements.


A community discussion will be held Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m. (Rain date April 10, 2 p.m.). Meet the Bike Durham team on the north side of Oval Park, by the amphitheater.
For more information and to get involved, find updates here, on the listserv, or by contacting the OWDNA board

The ninth street bike shop Durham Cycles; one of many places our neighbors would like a safe bike route to.
The ninth street bike shop Durham Cycles; one of many places our neighbors would like a safe bike route to.

2018 Neighborhood Protection Plan (NPO)
2018 Neighborhood Protection Plan (NPO)
West Fest -  a neighborhood get-to-know-you party!
West Fest - a neighborhood get-to-know-you party!
Old West Durham Neighborhood Association
Durham, NC 27705
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