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Durham organization aims to redevelop Hayti community with $1 billion investment

by: Nick Sturdivant Posted: Oct 8, 2021 / 10:14 PM EDT / Updated: Oct 8, 2021 / 11:15 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — As Dr. Henry McKoy stood near the corner of East Umstead and Grant Streets in Durham, he glanced over at a gated and overgrown site, formerly known as Fayette Place.

“I just see a tremendous opportunity. I see hope. I see opportunity to really catalyze the community,” he said looking at the property.

“What I see also is an opportunity for the community to reclaim and regroup from what was really taken from them years ago,” McKoy said.

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