505 W. Chapel Hill Street



The City of Durham owns the 505 W. Chapel Hill Street property, a four-acre parcel containing the former Durham Police Department Headquarters building and supportive surface parking lots. The existing office building, originally built for the Home Security Life Insurance Company in the late 1950's, occupies less than a quarter of the site. The site became vacant in Winter 2019 and has been deemed surplus property.


In the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the disposition and redevelopment of 505 W. Chapel Hill Street, the City of Durham invites development firms who were pre-qualified during an initial Request for Qualifications (RFQ) phase to form teams and submit a proposal to purchase a city-owned parcel at 505 W. Chapel Hill Street and deliver a transformative mixed-use program that fulfills the City’s objectives for the property.

* * * The Request for Proposals (RFP) inclusive of required forms and appendices is extended to 3:00 p.m. EST on Monday, May 23, 2022. * * *

Request for Proposals - 505 W. Chapel Hill Street Disposition (2-2-2022)

Appendix A - Pro Forma Assumptions

RFP Initial Questions and Answers Response - 505 W. Chapel Hill Street Disposition (2-23-2022)

RFP Second Questions and Answers Response - 505 W. Chapel Hill Street Disposition (3-21-2022)


As a part of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the disposition and redevelopment of 505 W. Chapel Hill Street, interested development firms were asked to submit qualifications for consideration in up to three roles: Master Developer, Residential Developer, and Commercial Developer.

The City of Durham received 15 responses to its Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for redevelopment of the subject property at 505 W. Chapel Hill Street. City staff assembled an evaluation committee to review responses and roles according to the objective scoring criteria laid out in the RFQ to determine which teams will advance to the second phase of the disposition process and be invited to submit a response to a forthcoming Request for Proposals (RFP). Those selections of Developers invited to advance are noted in this 505 W. Chapel Hill Street Teams Advancing to RFP link and their qualification submission packages may be found below.

Master / Prime

Affordable / Residential


DHIC, Inc.Akridge
Winn CompaniesAustin Lawrence & Sterling Bay

Silverstein & Hayti
Trammell Crow
Trammell Crow

NOTE: Moving forward, in recognition of the negative historic connotations of the term “Master Developer,” this role will henceforth be referred to as “the Prime or Lead Developer.” 

Request for Qualifications (9-29-2021)

Sections X and XI Addendum

RFQ Re-Opening Post

Section XII Developer Use Form


Survey Plat (6-26-1986)

Environmental Site Assessments (1 10 2017  6 22 2017)

Policy Review & Site Visit Memorandum (9-19-2017)

Community Outreach Summary (9-29-2017)

Approved Development Plan Rezoning (2-19-2020)

Existing Building Analysis (11-17-2020)

Additional information can be found here: https://durhamnc.gov/3195/Future-of-the-Former-Police-Headquarters


A pre-submittal meeting and site visit was held on October 14, 2021. The presentation can be viewed at: https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/XA2HWU-XvE6FdC3J__spoS6Ehvacmf2mWHgIaX8UozjZ4GhCKaaPl0pm5lYLhYEg.lBkde1M_E6AcVXVD. Please enter 943lkww? as the passcode.  

List of Attendees


Post Pre-Submittal Conference Q&A

Q & A Addendum

Please contact Stacey Poston, Assistant Director of the General Services Department, at [email protected] or (919) 452-1125 with any questions.