Kent Corner

The Kent Corner development transformed an environmentally contaminated site within a historic low-income community on the edge of downtown Durham. Self-Help Ventures Fund, a non-profit developer, collaborated with surrounding neighborhoods, resulting in a project that meets neighborhood goals, is pedestrian-centered, and maximizes energy efficiency within tight budget constraints. A one-story, 10,000 sq. ft. retail building now houses the Durham Co-op Market. The adjacent two-story 38,000 sq. ft. commercial building provides ample office space for numerous tenants. In addition to the two buildings, major site work was completed to improve pedestrian safety, enhance the overall streetscape, remediate major utilities, and better organize traffic flow. Later tenant up-fits added an additional $1,309,198 to the overall project cost.

  • Location: Durham, NC
  • Cost: $7,371,629
  • Size: 38,000 sq. ft.
  • Year: 2014
  • Duration: 365 days
  • Owner: Self Help
  • Architect/Engineer: DTW Architecture
  • Categories: Commercial