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December 22, 2010


Sharon Hirsch

Thank you for helping to spread the word about the need for sponsors for Share Your Christmas. We appreciate all the help and are hopeful that Durham will prove once again that we are a community of "neighbors helping neighbors!"


"...though according to the rumor mill around town, let's just say their plans might turn the seminal lyrical line of a popular Joni Mitchell song on its head."

@ Kevin thanks for making me go to Wikipedia to figure this out. But I got it ;-)

Michael Bacon

Yes, well played on the Joni Mitchell reference. I'm not sure I'd call a new Red Hat campus "paradise," unless I'm mistaking the reference, but "major win" I'm on board with. :)


@Michael - I'm pretty sure that's what he's referring too - the paving of paradise (er the grassy knoll) that is to be the future home of Diamond View III and the planned residential units just to the north. Thing is DVIII is planned for (I'm guessing) roughly 150,000 sq ft. Red Hat wants 2x that.

If i'm still on target does that mean that the planned residential along side DPAC now becomes an office tower?

Seems like they'd be the perfect anchor tenant to get Sci Properties' Van Alen project off the ground.

If you go to BCR's search and enter Diamond View II you'll pull up a couple of posts that have the planned layout of the all building phases.

Rob Gillespie

Goodmon is bidding for Red Hat, but Scientific is not.


@Rob - I know. I'm just say'n. :)

Michael Bacon

Will: I figured he was talking about paving a parking lot and turning it into paradise. Kevin's going to be too cagey to just explain this himself, I guess.

Wesley Hyatt

The census figures will be very interesting once the breakdowns for counties and cities in our state come out. Given the new Republican majority in the General Assembly, I would expect they will want to carve up Durham (and Orange) County as much as possible for redistricting to dilute the largely Democratic base, but the expanding growth of urban counties like Durham over the rural ones may make that challenging to accomplish. Guess we won't know until the final numbers are out.


I hate to be a grinch, but what church backed out on their commitment at the last minute like that and why? They better have a really good reason or they go on my naughty list.


I'm really intrigued about the census results. Just returned to Durham in March, after a decade away in Europe and on the West Coast. If more people are moving here, it might have to do with this: the blue coloring of this state in the Obama election. Could we see more people clustering in places like downtown Durham? Might we see more urban, creative culture? Lots has changed here in 10 years. Curious what the next decade will bring.

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