Downtown skyscraper plans inch forward

The Herald Sun has some details on the progress of a proposed skyscraper next to the Suntrust building downtown.

This is a site that’s been vacant for a while, and even back before the crash there were grumblings of doing something here but (obviously) none of that ever materialized.

This is one to watch, mainly because of the adjacent Greenfire owned Hill / Suntrust building which is in a kind of redevelopment limbo. The proposed new tower would be mixed use commercial and residential, and it would be 296 feet tall – just about the maximum allowed under Durham zoning regulations, and taller than its iconic neighbor.

I’m a wee bit surprised to see this project going forward now, since as far as I know there’s still a lot of vacant space downtown.

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