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Request for Proposal for Scoring the Greenway

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The Downtown Greenway invites proposals from businesses with proven experience and expertise, to submit a proposal for designing and creating a GPS based audio map and app for the Greensboro Downtown Greenway. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 11, 2022 at 2:00pm. Click here for more information and the RFP requirements. Click here for answers to questions regarding the RFQ.

Update on Design and Construction

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We now have three of the four miles complete and open! 2021 saw the opening of the Murrow Boulevard section from the southeast corner of Murrow and Gate City Boulevard going north along Murrow, underneath Summit Avenue, and continuing along the northern section on Fisher Avenue.  There is a small section of Fisher Avenue that passes over Church Street that will be completed when the roadway bridge deck is replaced in 2022. A detour route will be posted as that goes under construction.  Western Branch, the final mile section along the western side, was finally put out to bid in December!  We expect to have a contractor in place during the first quarter of 2022 and construction on the last mile will begin shortly thereafter. This section and the entire 4-mile loop should be completed in 2023. Plans for the stream restoration on sections of the College Branch stream on the western side have been underway and we expect that work to begin in summer 2022.  A grant from the North Carolina Land and Water Fund will enable this work. We are partnering with the Piedmont Conservation Council to oversee the project. The renovation of LoFi Park was completed in 2021. It’s an amazing space.  Thanks to the work of permaculture designers, David Mudd and Justin Vettel, LoFi Park is home to beautiful paths, trees, an artificial turf lawn area, and a rain garden. After an extension of premise permit due to COVID, Joymongers Brewing Company now serves alcohol to be enjoyed in the park. The spring will bring the addition of 2 more art projects at the Summit Avenue bridge underpass and a new neighborhood artist bench at the corner of East Market Street and Murrow Blvd. The Freedom Cornerstone design plans have been submitted for review to the TRC Committee and artist Radcliffe Bailey and his team anticipate the start of construction and installation in April 2022.

Segment with Radcliffe Bailey and Adron McCann with WABE-90.1FM Atlanta’s hub for culture, news and conversation

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Atlanta artist Radcliffe Bailey explores themes of ancestry, race and collective memory in new commissions with Adron McCann with Atlanta's WABE -90.1FM. Radcliffe Bailey has two commissions underway--one at the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve in Atlanta and the other on the Downtown Greenway. Click here to listen to the interview. Radcliffe and his team have submitted design plans to the TRC Review Committee and anticipate installation of the Freedom Cornerstone later this spring at the corner of Gate City Blvd and Murrow Blvd.

Final Mile Campaign Kick-Off & Glow on the Greenway Event

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We are kicking off the Final Mile Campaign in September! Join us for our Glow on the Greenway kick-off event on September 8 from 7-8:30pm; click here for more info. You can be part of helping us complete the 'final mile' of the Downtown Greenway as we get ready to start construction on the western side along the railroad corridor.  There are a number of naming opportunities available at various levels. Click here for more info and here to make a donation on-line.

Summer Pop-Up Fitness Classes with the YMCA of Greensboro

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Join us for FREE fitness classes on the Downtown Greenway!  Classes located at LoFi Park (500 N. Eugene St) and Historic Magnolia House (442 Gorrell Street). Want to order a Shoe Box Meal from The Historic Magnolia House for dinner to take home after class on July 28?  Click here for the menu. To place an order, please email info@magnoliahousegso.org or order when you arrive to class at 5:45pm.  Shoe Box Meals will be ready for pick-up at the end of class.      

Opening Celebration of Cairn’s Course at Westwoods

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May 22 marked the official opening of Thomas Sayre's piece called Cairn's Course at WestWoods along the railroad corridor on the western side of the Downtown Greenway. We also celebrated the soon to start construction of the final 1 mile of the 4 mile loop of the Downtown Greenway that will start later this year.  If you were unable to attend, click here to watch the Facebook Live event. Read recent article about the project by Dawn Kane in the News & Record.