One City Center Durham

Durham Construction Update :: December 2016

Underground Tour at One City Center

One City Center is starting to go vertical in Downtown Durham. The ground floor retail space and a section of the future office space have been poured, but there's still a lot going on behind the scenes deep below the streets of Durham.

Check out our December Durham Construction Update where we take you underground through a maze of scaffolding, concrete slabs, loud noises and the future home of the One City Center parking level.

If you're construction and engineering fans like we are, you're going to dig this!

Transforming Downtown Durham

Present & Future Progress

2016 has been a busy year for the construction crews at One City Center in Downtown Durham. We broke ground, dug a gigantic hole (thank you for being patient with us!), and have made a lot of progress along the way. Concrete for the underground parking deck, ground floor retail space, and a section of the future office space have been poured...and things are going up fast!

Below is a look at the progress our crews have made this year and what we look forward to sharing with Downtown Durham in the near future. The 'present' photo (drag right) is from December 2016 and the 'future' photo (drag left) is an artist rendering of the completed project. 

Can't wait to showoff our progress in 2017!

Drag white arrows left and right to see the present and future progress at the One City Center in Downtown Durham.


Durham Construction Update :: November 2016

Winter is coming, but that doesn't mean construction is slowing down in Downtown Durham. One City Center's foundation has been poured and the ground floor of 28 stories is beginning to take shape. 

Below are photos from the One City Center construction site taken on November 18, 2016. The concrete underground parking deck has been built. Crews are now preparing to pour the first concrete slab above the future ground floor and retail space. Crews are forming and pouring columns, installing shoring and laying rebar for pouring the concrete slabs.

With each passing day and every concrete slab poured, we get more excited and inspired about the future of Downtown Durham NC. One City Center is going up fast, so we'll be sure to keep you updated along the way. 

Perched in the vibrant city center, One City Center will be the most desirable place to live, work and shop in the southeast. One, two and three bedroom luxury condos in Durham will offer high-rise, high-end living never before seen in RTP. With over 130,000 square feet of leasable Class A office space, One City Center will offer a premier environment for professionals and businesses in the city's thriving downtown district. Our friends at Duke University have signed on and we look forward to many more innovative companies joining the One City Center family. 

Over 20,000 square feet of prime retail space in Durham will offer new shopping and dining options catered to the growing needs of Downtown Durham's workforce, residents, and visitors alike. 109 luxury apartments for rent will offer large private outdoor balconies, beautiful panoramic views of Durham and a one-of-a-kind amenities like the 28th floor rooftop pool. 

Have any questions about One City Center? Want to be a part of Downtown Durham's thriving renaissance? Contact us today, we'd love to hear from you! 

One City Center's Foundation Takes Shape

After weeks of prepping the site, moving dirt and pouring concrete, One City Center's foundation is beginning to take shape. In just a matter of weeks we'll start going vertical! 

Sales of the condominiums at The Residences at One City Center are going very well -- Nineteen of the twenty-two condos are under contract. Thank you to all our neighbors as we continue on our construction journey in Downtown Durham! 

One City Center Launches Striking New Website


New Site Offers a Sneak Peak into the Unprecedented New Durham Development

DURHAM, NC – July, 2016– One City Center launches a fresh website today that gives prospective home buyers, office tenants, retailers and the City of Durham an in-depth look into the new landmark property. Slated for completion in the spring of 2018, One City Center will provide the core with an iconic symbol of growth and ex- citing transformation for Downtown Durham’s vitality and energy. The website, like the building, is reflective of the personality of Durham from its visual photographs and video content, to its comprehensive neighborhood maps. One City Center is the result of a unique partnership between the acclaimed developers Austin Lawrence Partners (ALP), CO & NC-based, and Virginia-based REIT Armada Hoffler Properties.

Through stunning photography, videos, renderings, floor plans and maps, the new website brings to life what makes One City Center an important addition to the skyline of the Bull City. Prospective buyers, tenants and the community can now explore the stunning residential properties, expansive office spaces and prime retail spaces. Sales for the residential units have been extraordinarily strong and the launch of the new website opens One City Center to an even larger audience.

“We are excited to share the progress and excitement of One City Center on the website,” says Jane Hills, Partner, ALP. “We cannot thank the City of Durham enough for all of their support and we are absolutely thrilled to be such an integral part of the downtown core. We would also like to thank Armada Hoffler for their valued partner- ship in bringing this project to life!”

The website ( will continue to evolve until the opening with updates on retailers, office tenants and other project news.


ALP has been creating homes, offices, shops and all other sorts of beautiful places for over 32 years. They have earned a strong reputation around the country for their work, which currently totals over three million square feet of developments and more than 2,000 multi-family units. Their strategy for each has been to soak up the environment, and let the work reflect a place’s history and heart. The results have won awards and, more than that, won the approval of Preservation Societies, City Councils and, of course, families and neighborhoods nationwide. ALP has offices in Aspen, CO and Durham, NC and ongoing projects in Durham, NC and Coeur d’Alene, ID.


Armada Hoffler Properties is a full-service real estate company with extensive experience developing, building, acquiring and managing high-quality, institutional-grade office, retail and multifamily properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. Founded in 1979 by Daniel A. Hoffler, the Company has evolved into a vertically-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange as “AHH”. Armada Hoffler Properties has a multi-decade track record of successfully partnering with other developers, property owners and tenants with the flexibility to structure joint ventures that leverage the Company’s capabilities and those of its partners.