Category: Phase Progress

Update on design and construction

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The Innovation Cornerstone at Woven Works Park at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow was completed and dedicated with an opening celebration on Setptember 24, 2016. Now – May: ongoing construction on Eugene Street between Smith and Fisher April – August 2017: Construction has begun on Fisher between Eugene and Greene May 2017: Construction has begun on Bragg Street between Eugene and MLK; scheduled to be completed by the end of June.  Finishing construction of the triangular park at Smith/Battleground/Eugene (to be called Tri-Fi Park).  Date for dedication of Tri-Fi Park to be scheduled for summer 2017. Fall 2017: The eastern section along Murrow Boulevard from Gate City Boulevard heading north, underneath Summit Avenue, and continuing on to the intersection of Fisher and Greene-- construction anticipated to start in fall 2017. December 2017 – design complete for Phase 1c with construction to take place May-October 2018. 2017/2018: Design work on the functional design began late spring 2015 on the western leg along the railroad tracks from Spring Garden to Smith Street. A final engineered design expected in summer 2017, and construction expected following that. Click here to see maps of Phase 4 from Smith Street to Markland Avenue.    

Call to Artists for next neighborhood artist bench

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We are seeking applications from artists for the next neighborhood artist bench on the Downtown Greenway. This is the fourth neighborhood bench commissioned for the Downtown Greenway. It will be located on a section of the trail that runs along Bragg Street at the intersection of Arlington Street. The artist will be asked to collaborate with residents from Greensboro’s Asheboro Square and Arlington Park neighborhoods through a Community Meeting and incorporate concepts generated by that collaboration into the design of the bench. Click here for information on the application process. Deadline for application submission is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  Questions?  Contact Barbara Peck at jbpeck@mac.com.

It’s Not Easy Being Green Photo Contest Winner

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Congratulations Week 1 Winner (@octoberlight) on winning a $50 Deep Roots gift card! Want to join in? Here's how it works: Take a photo--- or a selfie--- while shopping, dining, or drinking at Crafted Art of Street Food, Preyer Brewing Company, Joymongers Brewing Company, or Deep Roots Market. Photos should be taken between now and January 1, 2017. During this time-frame, post your photos to a public Instagram profile. Each photo posted for consideration must include one of these three tags: #DowntownGreenway or #soGSO or tag @downtowngreenway via Instagram. Each Wednesday, between December 14, 2016 and January 4, 2017, we will announce a winner of a $50 gift card to one of the local establishments. Additionally, we will announce the "People's Choice Award" on January 4th for a $25 gift card to each of the four, totaling $100! Photos will be judged by a committee of Action Greensboro and the Downtown Greenway. The "People's Choice" prize will be given to the photo that receives the most "likes"... so share news of the contest with others and get them to vote! Prize Announcement Dates: Wednesday, December 21, Wednesday, December 28, and Wednesday, January 4

It’s Not Easy Being GREEN Holiday Photo Contest

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Here's how it works: Take a photo--- or a selfie--- while shopping, dining, or drinking at Crafted Art of Street Food, Preyer Brewing Company, Joymongers Brewing Company, or Deep Roots Market. Photos should be taken between now and January 1, 2017. During this time-frame, post your photos to a public Instagram profile. Each photo posted for consideration must include one of these three tags: #DowntownGreenway or #soGSO or tag @downtowngreenway via Instagram. Each Wednesday, between December 14, 2016 and January 4, 2017, we will announce a winner of a $50 gift card to one of the local establishments. Additionally, we will announce the "People's Choice Award" on January 4th for a $25 gift card to each of the four, totaling $100! Photos will be judged by a committee of Action Greensboro and the Downtown Greenway. The "People's Choice" prize will be given to the photo that receives the most "likes"... so share news of the contest with others and get them to vote! Prize Announcement Dates: Wednesday, December 14 Wednesday, December 21 Wednesday, December 28 Wednesday, January 4

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.

Construction on the northern section has begun!

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Construction on the northern section of the Downtown Greenway has begun! The southbound lane from Eugene between Fisher Avenue and Battleground Avenue is closed for construction. The northbound land along Eugene remains open and parking is still accessible for all businesses- Crafted the Art of Street Food, Deep Roots Market, Joymongers Brewing Company, and Preyer Brewing Company. Anticipated timeline for construction of this section is 120-150 days at which time Eugene Street will re-open fully with two-way traffic.  This phase also includes the construction of the triangular park at Smith/Battleground/Eugene and work on this park is expected to happen in January/February.  The next phase will be on Fisher Avenue from Eugene to Greene and construction here will take place between March and July 2017. Click here to see plans for this section. Hear from Jim Jones, owner of Joymongers Brewing Company, in a TWC News story on the construction. Questions?  Contact Eric Tart at eric.tart@greensboro-nc.gov or 336.373.4313.

Thank you Downtown Greenway Volunteers!

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Special thanks to the 50+ volunteers who came out on February 26 and 27 to lay newsprint and spread mulch on the area around the stream bank at the Innovation Cornerstone site at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow Blvd.  The sheet mulching will prepare the site for plantings later this fall once the cornerstone is complete. Click here to see photos from the workdays. Thanks to these groups who helped: T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society Piedmont Bird Club Guilford Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society Students & faculty from NCA&T and UNCG Peacehaven Farm  News & Record for their donation of newsprint City of Greensboro for the donation of mulch and water access Greensboro Permaculture Guild for their consultation on the sheet mulching project Click here to find out more about the Innovation Cornerstone project.  Construction on the site will begin the end of March with completion of site and art by the end of May. Interested in helping at the next workday?  We have one scheduled for Saturday, March 19 from 9-12 noon.  Click here for more details.

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.

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.    

Bi-Ped Plan for Greensboro adopted

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Great news! The Bi-Ped plan has been adopted by the Greensboro MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization)! It is a well thought out plan that recommends and prioritizes the addition of bike/ped facilities throughout the community including a high priority to complete the Downtown Greenway and the continuation of the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway. We're thrilled that our community will benefit from this great plan for our future. To see the full plan, go to the City of Greensboro's website.  Click here for a construction update for the Downtown Greenway.