The Property

This well-located industrial property in north Durham is adjacent to manufacturing and office space for pharma leaders KBI Biopharma and bioMerieux. Featuring +/-160 acres of former tobacco farmland, this property now has the potential to become new industrial space in one of Durham’s centers of manufacturing, the corridor in and around Treyburn Corporate Park.

Immediately adjacent to the old Norfolk Southern Railway and the Catsburg Country Store, the property includes three old tobacco barns/sheds and access to utilities. The property is zoned light industrial but recreational use is also a possibility, with Falls Lake and the Eno River just minutes away, plus a proposed greenway/rail trail on the northwest edge of property.

Proximity to major roads such as I-85 and US HWY 501 and centers of employment, including downtown Durham, Duke University and Medical Center and Duke Regional Hospital, makes this property easily accessible and convenient to the amenities of a bustling commercial area. Regionally, the property is within a 30 minute drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport as well as the world renowned Research Triangle Park.

Proposed development in the immediate vicinity includes the Roxboro Rail Trial - a new greenway, part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy - and a new connector from Hamlin Rd. to E. Carver St., a main thoroughfare through Northeast Durham currently under construction.

Basic Stats

Location: Hamlin Road, Durham County

Size: 161.4 Acres

Road Frontage: Approximately 1,526 ft on Hamlin Road and approximately 919 ft on Old Oxford Road

Zoning: Light Industrial

Airport: 18 miles from Raleigh-Durham International (RDU)


The site has access to various utilities in the area. Utilities are provided by the following organizations:

Water/Sewage/Reclaim: City of Durham Public Works

Electric: Duke Energy

Telecom: Multiple Providers

Gas: PSNC Energy

Prevalent Information/Due Diligence

  • Business/Industrial Use Designation: The site has been designated as business/industrial use

  • Phase 1/2/3 environmental audits in process

  • Topographic analyses available, as well as topographic maps

  • Aerial photographs, including historical photos of the site are available upon request

  • Access to Public utilities

  • Industrial quality infrastructure surrounding property

  • Complete info on pricing available

  • Boundary surveys are in process to determine correct acreage of the site


Population: 2010: 267,587 → 2018: 309.087 (20% increase)

Homeownership Rate: 52.6%

Average Home Sale Price: $287,846

Median Income: $53,832

Bachelor Degree or Higher: 46.9%

Area Awards and Accolades

  • 2017: Excellence in Innovation, NCACC

  • 2018: #5 Digital County (based on population), The Center for Digital Government

  • 2018-2019: Top 20 Best Hospitals (Duke), US News & World Report

  • 2018: #16 City with biggest growth, Business Insider

  • 2018: #4 Most Educated City, WalletHub

  • 2018: #13 Best Place for Business and Careers, Forbes

About Durham, NC

  • 300,000 net sqft of meeting space in major hotel convention centers, several conference facilities, and unique meeting venues.

  • Home to Duke, NCCU, North Carolina School of Science & Math, and Durham Technical Community College.