The city of Durham has announced the signing of a five-year, $7 million development agreement with the developer of the former Durham County Jail site on the city’s northwest side.
City Councilor Bob Blomquist announced the agreement Friday, citing the need to revitalize the site and create a new office, retail, office space and a hotel.
The site was a former jail that was built in the 1920s and used as a county jail in the 1970s.
It was closed in 2001, but the site is now part of the Durham County Department of Corrections, which opened it to development in 2006.
The deal includes a hotel, office and office building.
It includes approximately 100,000 square feet of office space, an office tower and parking.
The hotel is expected to be completed in 2020.
The agreement also includes two additional developments.
The first will include an office building with retail space, retail and office space.
The second will include two residential towers.
The city is expected start work on the development in the next two to three years.