Project implementation is the fourth and final phase in the PB Durham process. This past May over 10,000 members of the Durham community voted on 18 projects to fund using the $2.4 million dollars allocated by City Council to improve their neighborhoods through the implementation of capital and programmatic projects. The Citizen's Capital Improvement Panel (CCIP) is responsible for overseeing the implementation of participatory budgeting projects; a subcommittee of the PB Steering Committee serves on the CCIP committee.
Below is a "stoplight" report that provides a status update on each of the winning projects. 

 

Participatory Budget - Projects Listing
December 31, 2020 Quarterly Report
FY 2021 -- Second Quarter

 

Participatory Budget
Projects Financial Summary Project Status
Project Title Authorized Budget Expenditures/ Encumbrances Available Balance Latest Project Status Reports Stoplight
Accessible Ramps (Habitat for Humanity)- Ward 1 $56,650.00   $56,650.00   $0.00   (Jan/11/2021)
Project Phase: Other
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 0%
Major Activities This Period:
  Habitat for Humanity continues program outreach and is receiving applications for accessibility ramps. Habitat has two approved sites in Ward I and ramp materials have been ordered. Ramp construction will begin when materials are delivered.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) unknown
Other Comments:
  Habitat is concerned about increased cost of ramp materials and forecast completing 25-30 accessibility ramps. This would be a reduction from the initial goal of 35-40 ramps.
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Accessible Ramps (Habitat for Humanity)- Ward 2 $56,650.00   $56,650.00   $0.00   (Jan/11/2021)
Project Phase: Other
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 0%
Major Activities This Period:
  Habitat for Humanity continues program outreach and is receiving applications for accessibility ramps. Habitat has completed one ramp and scheduling installation for two approved sites in Ward 2. Ramp materials have been ordered and construction will begin when materials are delivered.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) unknown
Other Comments:
  Habitat is concerned about increased cost of ramp materials and forecast completing 25-30 accessibility ramps. This would be a reduction from the initial goal of 35-40 ramps.
Green
  
Accessible Ramps (Habitat for Humanity)- Ward 3 $56,650.00   $56,650.00   $0.00   (Jan/11/2021)
Project Phase: Other
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 0%
Major Activities This Period:
  Habitat for Humanity continues program outreach and is receiving applications for accessibility ramps. Habitat has not identified sites in Ward 3 for ramp installation at this time.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) unknown
Other Comments:
  Habitat is concerned about increased cost of ramp materials and forecast completing 25-30 accessibility ramps. This would be a reduction from the initial goal of 35-40 ramps.
Green
  
ADA Equipment for Drew-Granby Park $79,310.00   $70,678.00   $8,632.00   (Jan/19/2021)
Project Phase: Other
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 95%
Major Activities This Period:
  Final installation of equipment and safety surface. Working on final scope items. Cannot do community celebration as planned due to covid.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) unknown
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Belmont Park Improvements $124,630.00   $102,993.00   $21,637.00   (Jan/19/2021)
Project Phase: Other
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 80%
Major Activities This Period:
  Hired Design Build Contractor and met for project kick off meeting with PB Delegates. Future public engagements planned.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) unknown
Green
  
Bus Shelters on Fayetteville Street $0.00   $0.00   $0.00   (Jan/06/2021)
Project Phase: Construction/Installation
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 0%
Major Activities This Period:
  The bus stop pads have been designed and provided to the roadway widening contractor. The shelters will be installed by a GoDurham contractor once the roadway widening is complete. The roadway contractor is expected to have the pads completed by Spring 2021.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) 4/2021
Green
  
Bus Shelters with art & solar panels $395,757.00   $150,325.00   $245,432.00   (Jan/11/2021)
Project Phase: Planning
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 90%
Major Activities This Period:
  Project Phase: Design Percent of Current Phase Complete: 80% Major Activities This Period: The design consultant, Horvath, is making final revisions to construction documents of 9 bus stop locations for review by City Staff, except for one location which will be incorporated into a larger pedestrian and traffic improvement project that requires ROW. Expected Date of Current Phase Completion: (qtr/year) 3/2021 Other Comments:
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) unknown
Green
  
DCAB - Celebration of Black Artistry $58,000.00   $0.00   $58,000.00   (Jan/06/2021)
Project Phase: Planning
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 5%
Major Activities This Period:
  For the Celebration of Black Artistry Public Art project, staff have started the planning process with two public-board members from the Durham Cultural Advisory Board and the Public Art Committee. Staff will work with other City Departments and community members to continue the planning phase.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) 3/2021
Green
  
DHA Lighting & Security Cameras (Ward 2) $57,783.00   $57,783.00   $0.00   (Jan/11/2021)
Project Phase: Construction/Installation
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 50%
Major Activities This Period:
  Security cameras remain installed and operational. Bidding for LED lighting upgrades expected early 2021 for completion by June 30, 2021. Amendment going to City Council for extension of original term due to delays from COVID-19.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) 4/2021
Green
  
DHA Lighting & Security Cameras (Ward 3) $113,300.00   $113,300.00   $0.00   (Jan/11/2021)
Project Phase: Construction/Installation
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 50%
Major Activities This Period:
  Security cameras remain installed and operational. Bidding for LED lighting upgrades expected early 2021 for completion by June 30, 2021. Amendment going to City Council for extension of original term due to delays from COVID-19.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) 4/2021
Green
  
El Futuro $96,168.00   $96,168.00   $0.00   (Oct/09/2020)
Project Phase: Completed
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 100%
Major Activities This Period:
  PB funds have been distributed to El Futuro to provide mental health services to residents in Durham.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) 1/2021
Green
  PROJECT COMPLETE
Historic Monuments (Fayetteville Street) $89,702.00   $0.00   $89,702.00   (Jan/11/2021)
Project Phase: Planning
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 20%
Major Activities This Period:
  Project Phase: Other Percent of Current Phase Complete: 0% Major Activities This Period: Project Phase: Other Percent of Current Phase Complete: 0% Major Activities This Period: The external project stakeholders, GSD, and BMS staff met in March to discuss PB project. Project stakeholders reps shared with city staff that they would like to install stone monuments along the Hayti Historic District corridor to serve as a gateway to the Fayetteville corridor. In addition, the installation of vertical banners on the exterior of the Hayti Heritage Center. Lastly, they support the design and placement of historical markers for eight historic neighborhoods were discussed. PB staff followed up with Hayti Center reps regarding procurement specifications for banner design, printing and other project stakeholders for the specific locations for the installation and monument/signage. This project has been put on hold since the pandemic and malware attack since Match 2019. GS and PB staff will meet with the community project sponsor on January 26th to discuss restarting the project. Next steps: - The project was presented to the PB Steering Committee in April 2020. The Committee did not approve the proposed scope of the project. The GSD has requested BMS provide an updated project scope. - In-person community engagement has been put on hold in response to COVID-19. This is projected to be a two year project however given COVID-19 we anticipate the project will take up to an additional fiscal year. Expected Date of Current Phase Completion: (qtr/year) Unknown Other Comments: Expected Date of Current Phase Completion: (qtr/year) Unknown Other Comments:
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) unknown
Green
  
LGBTQ Youth Center $113,300.00   $113,300.00   $0.00   (Jan/11/2021)
Project Phase: Other
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 0%
Major Activities This Period:
  The LQBTQ Center of Durham, Inc. grant agreement has been entered into OnBase for the 11-2-20 City Council Meeting schedule and was later approved by City Council. The intent of the grant agreement is to allocate PB funds to positions at the LGBTQ Center of Durham and to ensure services are provided to the LGBTQ community in Durham. On December 22, 2020 all parties signed the contract. The first installment of funds ($56,650) will be allocated this month.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) 3/2021
Yellow
  
Participatory Budgeting Projects $530,647.00   $0.00   $530,647.00   (Jul/16/2020)
Project Phase: Other
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 50%
Major Activities This Period:
  This is the major project that supports funding of the FY20 awarded PB Projects. As new projects are set up this individual project will be reduced. Individual project status' can be found by project title and/or ward assignment.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) unknown
Green
   Master Project for all FY20 funded projects.
STEM & Entrepreneurship Program $99,121.00   $99,121.00   $0.00   (Jan/11/2021)
Project Phase: Planning
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 90%
Major Activities This Period:
  he grant agreement for the Emerging Entrepreneur has been submitted into OnBase for signatures. However, due to COVID-19 allocation of PB funding has been put on hold until the pandemic has subsided. PB funds would be used to purchase STEM equipment to provide after school programming for underserved kids in Ward 1. Because DPS classes and some after school programming have been suspended, the allocation of funds have been put on hold.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) 2/2021
Yellow
  
Street Trees $67,980.00   $67,817.00   $163.00   (Oct/13/2020)
Project Phase: Completed
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 100%
Major Activities This Period:
  Urban Forestry Division planted a total of 1449 trees this year which was funded from a number of sources. Participatory Budgeting paid for 693 trees and the tree diapers (watering devices), expending all available funding.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) 3/2020
Green
   Project COMPLETED
Technology for Durham Public Schools- Ward 1 $134,784.00   $134,784.00   $0.00   (Dec/30/2020)
Project Phase: Construction/Installation
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 93%
Major Activities This Period:
  The contract between the City of Durham and Durham Public Schools (DPS) has been fully executed. Based upon the DPS' replacement list, Ward 1 schools would be receiving 54 replacement projectors. The last quarter of projectors are expected to be installed this quarter. Northern High School= 11 projectors Lucas Middle School= 10 projectors Carrington Middle School= 11 projectors Brogden Middle School= 11 projectors Neal Middle School= 11
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) 3/2021
Other Comments:
  The City is awaiting an invoice from DPS for the projectors. The City will use the invoice as the vehicle to submit the PB funds to DPS. Almost 75% of the projectors have been installed. The final payments are expected to go out before the end of March.
Green
  
Technology for Durham Public Schools- Ward 2 $134,784.00   $134,784.00   $0.00   (Dec/30/2020)
Project Phase: Other
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 97%
Major Activities This Period:
  The contract between the City of Durham and Durham Public Schools (DPS) has been fully executed. Based upon the DPS' replacement list, Ward 2 schools would be receiving 54 replacement projectors. The last quarter of projectors are expected to be installed this quarter. Hillside High School= 15 Southern High School= 13 projectors Lowes Grove Magnet Middle School= 13 projectors Shepard Middle School= 13 projectors
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) 3/2021
Other Comments:
  The City is awaiting an invoice from DPS for the projectors. The City will use the invoice as the vehicle to submit the PB funds to DPS. Reimbursements have been issued for 75% of the projectors that have been installed. The final payments are expected to go out before the end of March.
Green
  
Technology for Durham Public Schools- Ward 3 $134,784.00   $134,784.00   $0.00   (Dec/30/2020)
Project Phase: Construction/Installation
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 97%
Major Activities This Period:
  The contract between the City of Durham and Durham Public Schools (DPS) has been fully executed. Based upon the DPS' replacement list, Ward 3 schools would be receiving 54 replacement projectors. The last quarter of projectors are expected to be installed this quarter. Jordan High School= 14 projectors Githens Middle School= 13 projectors Lakewood Montessori Middle School= 14 projectors Rogers-Herr Middle School= 13 projectors
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) 3/2021
Other Comments:
  The City is awaiting an invoice from DPS for the projectors. The City will use the invoice as the vehicle to submit the PB funds to DPS. Reimbursements have been issued for 75% of the projectors that have been installed. The final payments are expected to go out before the end of March.
Green
  
The Life Center of Durham $0.00   $0.00   $0.00   (Jan/11/2021)
Project Phase: Planning
Percent of Current Phase Complete: 90%
Major Activities This Period:
  The grant agreement for the LIFE Center of Durham has been drafted and will be submitted into OnBase once COVID-19 pandemic has subside. PB funds would be used to purchase STEM equipment to provide after school programming for underserved kids in Ward 3. PB staff will monitor the status of after school programming and work with the Life Center to determine a date to distribute funds.
Expected Date of Substantial Completion:  (qtr/year) 4/2021
Yellow
  
Total for Participatory Budget $2,400,000.00 $1,445,787.00 $954,213.00