The Institute for Sustainable Development has established a new office in Durham at the John O’Daniel Exchange.
“We’re thrilled to have a presence at the Exchange,” said Chris Carmody, Director of the Institute. “The Green Plus program has a special commitment to helping all people benefit from triple bottom line sustainability principles and practice. Being at the Exchange helps us further our mission and makes us a greener office at the same time,” Carmody concluded. The Exchange is walkable or bikeable for all current Institute staffers.
The history of the Exchange (801 Gilbert Street) and its immediate neighborhood is one of thriving commercial, industrial, and agricultural activity. After its heyday as a mill and then a farmers’ exchange, the site has had little commercial activity since the 1980s. Lewis & Clark Developers chose 801 Gilbert to be a business center to see strong neighborhood commercial activity restored in the form of businesses owned and operated by those within the community. The Cleveland-Holloway District is experiencing the benefits of this revitalization both commercially and residentially.
Other organizations housed at the Exchange include:
- Carpe Diem Cleaning
- Child Evangelism Fellowship
- Criminal Defense
- Good Work
- Lewis and Clark Community Developers
- Netway Enterprises, Inc.
- New Mountain Ventures
- Reynolds Law Firm PLLC
- The Billing Consultant
- Trips For Kids
- Visions Alterations and Custom Sewing
- World Relief Durham