In our effort to build community and define our borders, the HVNA has initiated a project to build entry gates at Northampton Road where it intersects with Old Chapel Hill Road. This is a grass roots effort that needs the support of all HV residents.
The overall cost for clearing the corners of several trees, preparing footings, constructing the walls and finish work on the exterior, comes in at about $7,000-$9,000. This project is scheduled to begin in August 2016. There are several opportunities to contribute. Thank you in advance for your participation!
All gifts, of any size, are important.
To contribute online, click here and follow these instructions:
- Select the Pay Dues Online button
- On the next screen, enter the amount of your contribution in the Other field.
- Enter your contact info
- In the More field, specify that your contribution is for the Gates.
- Proceed with entering your credit card information.
You can also pay by check here:
Hope Valley Neighborhood Association
PO Box 51338
Durham, NC 27717
Please use #Gates in the memo line!
More about the gates:
These gates will closely mirror the iconic gates at Dover Road and Windsor Way. The original entries, designed by renowned architect Aymar Embry II who also designed the HVCC Clubhouse, were constructed in 1926.
“New” Hope Valley is an extension of the original neighborhood development, appearing on 1920’s maps as an “area of future development.” Similar to our restoration of the historic Hope Valley street signs and the addition of historic design address markers, these new gates will further our goal of achieving a consistent and unified look to all of Hope Valley.
This initiative will benefit all residents of Hope Valley even if you live a mile or more away. It identifies our community in a positive way, defines our entry, and we hope will help enhance property values. Passing through our historic gates signals entry into Durham’s most prestigious neighborhood.