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BCR's Daily Fishwrap Report for October 30, 2009

Besides the ongoing debate over a Jordan Lake critical watershed boundary change affecting the 751 Assemblage property -- covered here separately today at BCR -- there's more in the local news to note:

DDI Celebrates Downtown, DeLisle: Downtown Durham Inc. celebrated the arrival of $37m in ongoing downtown investment (the vast majority from private dollars) and the advent of new tenants and businesses like Burt's Bees, the law office of James Scott Farrin, and the forthcoming Beyú Caffé. It was also a chance to celebrate former Office of Economic and Workforce Development department head Alan DeLisle with a DDI Visionary Award. DeLisle, the surprise star of the event, has been recuperating in Durham since a 40' fall in a  Louisville building; DeLisle was injured during a stairwell collapse one month into his job spearheading the River City's own downtown renaissance. (Herald-Sun #1, #2)

Bonfield Talks Taxes, Budgets: The N&O reports that city manager Tom Bonfield is suggesting "nothing [is] being contemplated at this point" in re a City tax increase for next year -- though the municipality's budgeting process hasn't started yet, since the 1Q projections aren't even in. This year's budget process will actually initiate a three-year budget planning cycle in which the Council and administration look ahead to rough-sketch spending and revenues through FY2013. (N&O)

B6 RDU-BOS x3 QD in 2010: Discount carrier JetBlue will bump its number of daily roundtrips between RDU and Boston's Logan Airport to three per day starting next summer. (N&O)

Skate Away Nov. 7: Durham's new downtown skateboard park is set to debut November 7, at Durham Central Park between Rigsbee and Foster. (Though as friend and fellow-blogger Phil notes, the impending lack of a grand opening hasn't stopped some from skating there already.) (N&O)



The Skate Park opening will feature performances by Lila and Mid Grade Lifestyle,The Wigg Report and J. Fatz and Tree City as well as D.J.s Jeff and King. The event is a Troika Music Festival site. In addition there will be demos by the Toy Machine Skateboard Team. DPR is partnering with Durham Central Park, Inc and the Ujamaa Boardhouse for this event. www.DPRPlayMore.org

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