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.
In the News: In an opinion article in the News & Record, the Downtown Greenway is listed as #9 in a list of 16 priorities for the Greensboro in 2016. Click here to read the full piece.
Triad City Beat names the Downtown Greenway #45 and #47 as part of the Triad 100 of what matter most in 2015. Way to go Downtown Greenway--- and there is more to come in 2016! Click here to read the full article.
Action Greensboro & the Public Art Endowment have kicked off the holiday season with an Instagram PHOTO CONTEST of Greensboro's Lighted Holiday Balls.
Don't miss the chance to post your photo of --- or selfie with-- our local Lighted Holiday Balls in Sunset Hills or anywhere across the city.
Click here to get the specifics on the Instagram contest. Note that photos have to be posted to a public Instagram profile. Deadline for posting photos is December 20, 2015.
Questions? Contact Action Greensboro at 379.0821
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.
The first ever Downtown Greenway Restaurant Week was a huge success! Thank you to all of the supporters who came downtown to try some new restaurants and support the Downtown Greenway. 873 Downtown Greenway themed menu items were served at the 7 participating restaurants. Special thanks to 1618 Downtown, Crafted the Art of Street Food, Table 16, B. Christopher's Undercurrent, M'coul's, and LaRue for being part of this fun week of great food, good friends, and great support for the Downtown Greenway.
North Carolina Rail-Trails summer 2015 newsletter feature article: 'Atlantic & Yadkin Rail-Trail: Path to a bright future in Guilford County' talks about the extensive trail system in Greensboro with over 90 miles of trail just in the Lake Brandt and Guilford Courthouse National Military Park area. Dabney Sanders, Project Manager for the Downtown Greenway says in the article: "Greensboro has a great trail system, but we lack connectivity to the urban core.' This of course will change soon with design nearly complete, and public and private funding that is 100% secured for the north, east, and south sections of the Downtown Greenway 4 mile loop. Click here to learn more about North Carolina Rail-Trails.
The Phillips Foundation has given a $1.5 million grant to the Downtown Greenway, giving the foundation naming rights for Phase 4 of the project which will follow the railroad tracks from Spring Garden to Hill Street. Design firm Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc has been selected to do the design work for this section. Elizabeth Phillips, Executive Director of Phillips Foundation, said "Our Downtown Greenway will be the only trail of its kind in North Carolina and one of just a few in the country." Construction expected to begin in 2017.
Four finalists for the Innovation Cornerstone (NE) will visit Greensboro to share ideas for the next cornerstone on the Downtown Greenway.
Each finalist will come to Greensboro for a 3 day visit and will participate in a public presentation of their work and public meeting to get feedback from the community. All public meetings will be at Action Greensboro (203 South Church St) from 5:30-6:30 pm. See public meeting schedule below.
For more information, contact Dabney Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chandler Concrete Inc sells concrete manufacturing plant at 1420 Mill Street and signed restrictive covenant agreeing to cease use of the railroad track that runs adjacent to the property. Property purchased by Mill Street Commons LLC. Plans begin moving forward for design of Greenway along rail line on Phase 4. Click here to read article in the Triad Business Journal.