Downtown Durham, Inc. (DDI) is a 501(c) 6 organization, formed in 1993 to serve as a catalyst for downtown revitalization. Since then Downtown Durham, Inc., has sought to build a foundation for the future of downtown. Our mission is very specific—create an environment for private development in Downtown Durham by focusing our efforts infivemain project areas:
Since the inception of DDI, Downtown has witnessed significant growth in its tax base through development that is guided by the Downtown Master Plan, sensitive to smart growth principles, respects the renovation of historic properties, and places growth where major public infrastructure already exists.
In 2001, DDI formed a sister 501(c)3 organization named Renaissance Downtown Durham, Inc., (ReDDI) to promote and assist the City and County in the revitalization, historic preservation, and development of downtown Durham, in a manner consistent with the Downtown Master Plan.