The Durham Mill Road Plaza is an important parcel of land to the town's central business district. While essential to the town, the configuration of the plaza buildings is awkward, unattractive and in the process of deteriorating. The team is currently working with developers, stakeholders and the municipality to redesign the plaza to more effectively serve the community while preserving the charm of the small town. The goal for the development is to create a village-type property that promotes pedestrian connectivity to the central business district. The parking structure will be masked—partially tucked into a hill adjacent to the site with the remainder underground below the building structures. Green spaces and community gathering areas will be located throughout the development. When completed, the plaza will offer Durham 80,000 SF of commercial space on lower levels and over 300 beds within residential units on upper floors.