A Town Square for East Durham

Golden Belt Community Efforts

At Golden Belt we are committed to the idea of being a resource and voice for the neighborhood. We have taken the following steps to actualize this commitment:

  • Affordable Units: LRC Properties, the developer and owner of the Golden Belt Campus, has voluntarily lowered rates on and leased 3 units of loft housing at the 50% AMI level.
  • Artists’ Workshop and Gallery: The new Mill No. 1 development at the Golden Belt Campus includes new artists’ workshop with 25 affordable individual studios for fine artists. The most common size of these spaces, 12’ x 12’, are available for approximately $300 per month. The workshop also contains a classroom and a gallery that are programmed by the Golden Belt artists. In addition to the individual studios, Golden Belt is home to a new gallery and workshop space for the Durham Art Guild, a local non-profit focused on mentorship and residency programs for both aspiring and established artists from the Durham community.
  • Mill Stage: The northern plaza off of Taylor Street offers a music and performing arts stage. The Mill Stage is now available for local non-profit events and concerts.
  • Support for Habitat for Humanity: LRC has contributed more than $20K towards the Habitat for Humanity local repairs program, which helps existing low-income residents and seniors in our neighborhood keep their homes in good repair.
  • Internship Programs: LRC provides paid internships for local students.
  • The building 2 Community Gallery is a place for artists from the surrounding neighborhood to showcase their talents.
  • Job Creation: We require our service providers to hire locally whenever possible and have orchestrated hiring fairs with our tenants to connect them to the community.


Golden Belt’s Commitment

We are committed to providing a community resource through free, diverse, and enriched fine and performing arts programming. Let us know how we can do better.


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