2023 Comprehensive Plan

The New Durham Comprehensive Plan is adopted! 

After four years of detailed collaboration among community members, Planning staff, and elected officials, with the common goal of producing an equitable final product, the 2023 Comprehensive Plan has been adopted. This plan will be used by elected officials to guide important decisions around zoning and other planning issues for the next 15 to 20 years. The plan guides where and how private development should occur and how public facilities and services will support future growth. It also contains a roadmap of tasks and interventions for City and County staff to meet Community Goals and Objectives. We would like to extend a special thanks to the ambassadors who brought to the planning process those residents most affected by the plan. And many thanks to the thousands of residents who provided input in some form, whether through focus groups, working groups, community meetings, virtual sessions, interviews, or surveys. 

2023 Durham Comprehensive Plan

Place Type Map (Interactive Map)

Comprehensive Plan Impact on Reviews

The Development and Adoption of the Comprehensive Plan