Longfellow Real Estate Partners, Measurement Inc. and Duke University Welcome Guests to Durham.ID’s Premiere, Including Mayor Bell, Commissioner Howerton

The Durham Innovation District (aka Durham.ID) is quickly taking shape as the Research Triangle’s newest downtown address for game-changing research and job-creating companies. On Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 10-11am, representatives of the research hub will unveil their plans at the newly renovated Carmichael Building. Mayor Bill Bell, County Commissioner Brenda Howerton, Duke University researchers and others will join the unveiling.

As envisioned by Longfellow Real Estate Partners, in collaboration with Duke and Measurement Incorporated, Durham.ID will include 1.7 million sq ft of flexible workspaces, cutting-edge lab space, and mixed-use opportunities—all master-planned to fit the 24-hour life of a thriving creative class.

The Oct. 1 unveiling will include tours of the Carmichael’s Class A research and lab space. A partnership between Longfellow and Duke, Carmichael is a fitting preview of the facilities that will eventually populate the district, making it one of the very few and very coveted urban-centered life sciences hubs in the entire country.

Press is welcome. If you plan to attend, please simply reply to this email or contact Billy Warden (919.412.0630) or Greg Behr (919.272.5621). To recap:

  • Durham.ID premier, Wednesday, October 1, 10-11:30am
  • Carmichael Building, 300 N Duke Street, Durham
  • Entrance and parking located off Fernway Avenue
  • Speakers: Mayor Bill Bell, Commissioner Brenda Howerton, Jessica Brock (Longfellow), Hank Scherich (Measurement, Inc), Scott Selig (Duke)
  • Guided tours of the facility and one of its labs

In July, Longfellow donated $260,000 to create a unique Durham-based community partnership revolving around STEM education to help nurture talent for the Durham Innovation District. Partners in the effort include Duke TIP, Durham Technical Community College, and The Durham Chamber Legacy Foundation.