Greensboro Commercial developer and CEO of Kotis Holdings, Marty Kotis, talks about the Downtown Greenway in a recent blog post: Greenways Provide Exceptional Opportunities for Experiential Retail & Economic Development in GSO. Click here to read the full post.
Thanks to Josh Sherrick and Matt Felts from the Arts & Events Department of Parks & Recreation for hosting Dabney Sanders, Project Manager and Laura Lorenz, Project Assistant on their latest episode of Gate City Chatter weekly podcast about the Downtown Greenway.
Click here to listen to the podcast.
Construction has started on Phase 1c between Bragg Street/Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Gate City Blvd/Murrow Blvd. Anticipated construction completion by end of the year.
The contract was approved at Tuesday night's City Council meeting for Phase 3c along Smith Street between Prescott and Spring Streets. Anticipated start of construction in August. Keep up-to-date on construction progress here.
News & Record columnist Susan Ladd writes article in December 6, 2017 edition on how the Downtown Greenway keeps getting better as each section is built and plans are finalized for remaining sections-- and we would agree! Click here to read the article. Susan also talked with Jeff Moore a designer from Kimley-Horn at the Phase 4 Public Meetings on November 30th and filmed him explaining the plans. Click here to watch the video. If you would like to review the plans for the final section of the Downtown Greenway on Phase 4, please go to the City's website. You can also share your comments on the plans by taking the short survey. Deadline for comments is December 15, 2017.
Click here for the updated construction timeline for the project.
If you were unable to attend the Public Meetings for Phase 4 on November 30, you can still review the plans and leave comments. Click here to review the plans. Click here to take the short survey and share your comments. Deadline for comments is December 15.
Phase 4 consists of the railroad corridor along the western edge of downtown heading northwest from Spring Garden Street to just north of Benjamin Parkway and the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant. The design plans are at the 75% stage of completion; this is the last opportunity to provide feedback before the final plans are complete.
LoFi Park on the Downtown Greenway was dedicated on Saturday, September 23 with a short program with Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Home Sight bench artist Jeannette Brossart, and Councilman Justin Outling making remarks.
The News & Record featured LoFi Park on the front page of the newspaper on September 26th. If you missed it, Click here to read the article in the News & Record.
LimeBike will kick-off the city-wide expansion of the bike share program at First Friday on Friday, August 4th at 5:30 pm. Come out on Friday to the block of 513 South Elm Street to take a test drive and find out more about the program.
Earlier this month, City Council approved a two-year agreement that allows LimeBike to offer bicycles for a fee anywhere in the city limits. People can use the LimeBike app to locate and rent a bicycle for $1 per half hour. LimeBike is already offered on the UNCG campus for $0.50 per half hour for students, faculty and staff. LimeBike plans to deliver 800 more three-speed bikes to Greensboro to be used at UNCG, NC A&T and in downtown Greensboro in early August. Downtown Greensboro Inc. and Action Greensboro officials are working with center city merchants to identify locations where the bikes can be parked.
After the official bike share celebration stay for First Friday on the Block from 6-9pm on S. Elm St between MLK Jr. Drive & Lewis Street. Talk to representatives from LimeBike, listen to great music, participate in trivia, and grab some food. Click here for the event flyer.
For more information about LimeBike, visit the company's website.
Rosemary Plybon hosts This is Greensboro -- a block of programming produced by the City of Greensboro to promote new stories in Greensboro. Rosemary produces the segments about the people, places, and events that make Greensboro a unique and attractive city for residents alike. This is Greensboro airs from 6-8 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and at 12 noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Click here to go to the City's website to find out what channels you can find GTN.
Rosemary features the Innovation Cornerstone at Woven Works Park on the Downtown Greenway. Click here to see the entire segment about the park and all of the elements of play that can be found at the third of 4 cornerstones on the Downtown Greenway.
The National Endowment for the Arts features the Downtown Greenway as one of 13 case studies across the country that focus on creative placemaking. The NEA's case study says: "The Downtown Greenway Project continues to reinforce the value of public art and the continued opportunity it presents to redefine and revitalize Greensboro." Dawn Kane with the News & Record wrote a story about the case study; click here to read article.
Click here to read the excerpt on the Downtown Greenway from the NEA Publication "How to Do Creative Placemaking: An Action-Oriented Guide to Arts in Community Development." To read the entire publication, go to the NEA's website.
Thank you to all the who turned out to vote on Election Day and supported all four of the Yes 4 Greensboro Bonds!
With the passage of these bonds, funding for construction of Phase 4 (the railroad corridor) of the Downtown Greenway has been secured as well as funding to extend the A&Y Greenway from Markland to Hill Street.
Click here to read the article in the News & Record.
Keep up to date on the Downtown Greenway construction timeline.