Category: In the media

LimeBikes bikeshare program coming to Greensboro!

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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.

Greensboro Television Network features the Innovation Cornerstone on “This is Greensboro”

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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.

NEA book on Placemaking features Downtown Greenway

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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.

Yes 4 Greensboro Bonds Passed!

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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.

Fresh.Local.Good announces opening of Morehead Foundry

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The former building at 509 South Edgeworth Street has been renamed Morehead Foundry. Morehead Foundry will consist of the Fresh.Local.Good offices, as well as the new restaurants opening soon, Four Flocks & Larder and Revolution Burger. Also in the Foundry will be the Baker and the Bean, Carolina Event Rentals, the Public, and Hush, Greensboro's first true speakeasy. It will be a great destination for Greensboro that is located adjacent to the Downtown Greenway at Morehead Park between Spring Garden Street and Gate City Boulevard.  You'll be able to take a leisurely stroll on the Downtown Greenway and then pop into the Morehead Foundry for coffee or a relaxing dinner at one of their two new restaurants. Go to their website for more information about the businesses and timeline for opening.

Plans unveiled for Phase 4 of the Downtown Greenway

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Plans for the recommended crossings along the railroad along Phase 4 of the Downtown Greenway and the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway were presented at two public meetings at Action Greensboro on February 25.  Click here to review the recommended design plans.  To view the renderings of the enhancement areas along the Downtown Greenway, click here.  A final functional design is expected in early summer 2016, a final engineered design in summer 2017, and construction expected following that. For more information about the project, Click here to read the project newsletter. Read article in News & Record on 2.26.16 about the plans.

Putting Midtown on the Map

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Developer Marty Kotis' next project is the cover story of the February 12-18 issue of the Triad Business Journal.  Kotis' new project on Battleground at the existing Red Cinemas will make this area a 'definable destination.'  Kotis says that the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway and the Downtown Greenway will be one of the biggest amenities to draw residents and businesses to this new project. Click here to see renderings provided by Kotis Properties and to read the full article.  

Two more signs that Greensboro succeeds

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Jeff Gauger, editor and publisher of the News & Record, writes a follow-up to an article about Atlanta writer James Fallows 11 signs of a successful city.  Gauger says that there are 2 more signs to a successful city, one being that a city should have 'an appealing natural and/or infrastructure assets. And for Greensboro, that includes the many miles of trails in Greensboro, including the Downtown Greenway. Click here to read the full article.  

The history of Battleground, Cornwallis, Lawndale & Westover Terrace— and what is next for this area

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Jim Schlosser's article in the January issue of the O.Henry Magazine titled Asphalt Gone Wild shares the history of the 'Confounded Confluence' that makes up Battleground, Cornwallis, Lawndale and Westover Terrace.  He also features Dabney Sanders, project manager of the Downtown Greenway and Adam Fischer with GDOT who talk about traffic plans for the area including the continuation of the A&Y Greenway that will connect to the Downtown Greenway.  Read the article. To view the January issue of the O.Henry Magazine, click here.    

Looking towards 2016

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Reid Phillips, with Brooks Pierce law firm and 2016 chairman of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, writes about what Greensboro has to look forward to in 2016 in the January 3rd issue of the News & Record.  Phillips says that "our quality of life assets will be rediscovered" and mentions Greensboro's growing system of trails and greenways, that include the Downtown Greenway.  Read the article in full.