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Neighboring Concepts Named Architect for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Project

We are pleased to announce that Neighboring Concepts has been selected to provide architectural design services for the vertical transit structures of the Durham-Orange Light Rail Project. These include the stations, parking structures, pedestrian bridges and other vertical facilities related to the project. We are a vital member of the design team led by URS Corporation to assist in providing preliminary engineering for the project.  The project alignment will include 17 transit stations and will extend from the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill to Alston Avenue in East Durham, via Downtown Durham, thus connecting together many diverse and vital communities of Durham and Orange Counties and serving some of North Carolina’s most dynamic research, medical and academic centers.

The firm was selected because of its past experience and current success with the design of similar facilities for our region.  These include the vertical structures of the first light rail project in North Carolina, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) South Corridor LYNX Blue Line, which was led by Parsons Corporation, and the firm’s current design work for the CATS LYNX Blue Line Extension to the Northeast Corridor, a project led by STV Inc.

Additionally, Neighboring Concepts provided design services for the CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar Project and Triangle Transit’s Locally Preferred Alternative Analysis for the Triangle Regional Transit Program, which defined the alignment alternatives for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Project, both projects led by URS Corporation.