Durham Mill Plaza

Adjacent to Durham’s lively Main Street District, this new mixed use development builds on the identity of this thriving college town. With multi-story buildings, active sidewalks, inviting plazas, and pedestrian connections, Durham Mill Plaza both seamlessly integrates into and stands out within Durham’s urban fabric .

Harriman has served as the architects, building engineers, urban designers, landscape architects and planners for this complex mixed-use development on a compact site in the center of Durham, New Hampshire. The development includes 130 housing units and 80,000 square feet of commercial space including a Hannaford’s grocery store, a pharmacy, bank and a variety of restaurants, shops and offices. The design includes 350 parking spaces.

Project Overview


Durham Mill Plaza


New Development

Key Contact

Mark Burnes, AIA, NCARB

Project Components

130 Residential Units

80,000 Square Feet of Commercial Space

350 Parking Spaces

A diverse program demanded a unique team

The project’s central challenge is to integrate different uses on a complex site and address the needs of a grocery, retail tenants, office, housing within a dense building complex. Harriman’s diverse expertise and integrated A/E delivery made us an in deal partner to lead the design and planning. The project must contend with significant grades, provision of a below-grade garage component, and challenging zoning regulations.

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