2010 Downtown Greenway Recap
- Community Meetings for Downtown Greenway Railroad Underpass Public Art Collaboration held on October 27, 2010 from 12:00–2:00pm and 5:00–7:00 pm at Blandwood Carriage House. Sculptor Jim Gallucci and Lighting Designer Scott Richardson met with residents to discuss this public art project. A $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts has made possible the creative renovation of an abandoned railroad underpass, a key link between the recently completed first phase of the Greenway and the next section to be constructed of the 4-mile Greenway that will eventually encircle downtown Greensboro. This artistic collaboration will include innovative lighting, sculpture, graphics, and landscaping to create a unique outdoor public art space.
- Construction of Phase 1A from West Lee Street and Freeman Mill Road north to Spring Garden Street is expected to begin later this year.
- Public meetings held on Phase 3, the northern section of the Greenway, running from Fisher Avenue/Eugene Street south along Eugene Street to Smith Street, and west along Smith Street to Prescott Street. This meeting was held on July 29 from 12:00–2:00 pm and 5:00–7:00 pm.
- Work with New Zion Baptist Church, TND Partners, and the City’s Housing & Community Development Department continues on Phase 1 from Bragg Street and Arlington across MLK to East Lee Street.
- Artist Juan Logan is commissioned to create a piece to commemorate the important history of Ashe Street in the Warnersville neighborhood as a special marker. Installation of this work is taking place in July.
- Brower Hatcher completes The Gateway of the Open Book and stores it until the site is ready for installation.
- A second round of public meetings is held to present the recommended concept for Phase 2.
- A ribbon cutting is held to officially open the Greenway on March 24. Click here to watch a video from the event.