Durham County Overview
In the mid-1990's, local government and a group of downtown property owners began working on the American Tobacco Historic District. Named for the old American Tobacco Factory that was once old warehouses, the brick complex was renovated in 2005 for mixed-use spaces. Once American Tobacco started construction then 16 other buildings began construction and the boom started. The renovated American Tobacco District (Listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and the nearby Durham Bulls Athletic Park made downtown a desirable place for both business and visitors. The 3,000 seat capacity Durham Performing Arts Center opened in late 2008. Construction continues in downtown Durham, the streets and sidewalks are repaved, and the landscape is improving. The city's renaissance has only begun!