More than 100 leaders in Durham came out last week to ask for development of a piece of blighted land, according to WNCN's AJ Janavel.

In 2007, a Philadelphia based company called Campus Apartments, bought the lot for $4 million with the promise of building affordable housing; that never happened.

Now, Durham Councilmember Steve Schewel has other visions.

“The housing authority would own this property wand with some development partners could redevelop this with affordable housing and also with a mixed use development that would bring jobs to this community,” he said.

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