Category: Phase Progress

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.  

Downtown Greenway Public Art Interactive Map is live!

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Announcing the first interactive map of the Downtown Greenway and the public art that you can find on the completed sections created by the City of Greensboro. Click on each number of the map to find out where the piece is located and the story behind the art. Go to the map. More pieces will be added as construction continues. Click here to see the construction timeline.

Responses to comments from Phase 2 Public Meetings

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Thank you to those who were able to attend the Public Meetings for Phase 2 on April 27, 2015.  Over 60 people attended and shared questions and comments about the 50% design for the revised plan for Phase 2 of the Downtown Greenway. Click here to review the responses to the questions and comments posed at the public meetings and on the surveys. We will have the 100% plans for Phase 2 completed in October and expect construction to begin in late summer 2016. Go to the complete construction timeline.  

Phillips Foundation gives $1.5 million to Downtown Greenway

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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.  

Artist Randy Walker selected to create Innovation Cornerstone

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Minneapolis artist Randy Walker has been selected to design and create the Innovation Cornerstone (NE) at the corner of Lindsay Street and Murrow Boulevard.  Randy's work has a relationship to both textiles and innovative play.  Click here to see examples of his work and bio. Timeline for construction of the cornerstone:  Randy will return to Greensboro, June 3-5, 2015 for a series of meetings to learn more about the community to further inform his design for the Innovation Cornerstone.  He will present a formal proposal for the site in July and then begin construction of the piece after approval.  Anticipated installation of the artwork and completion of the site no later than Spring 2016.

Innovation Cornerstone Artists Coming to Greensboro

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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 dsanders@actiongreensboro.org.

Call to Artists for Innovation Cornerstone

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The Downtown Greenway continues to move forward with a Call to Artists for the design of a Public Art Cornerstone and Accessible Playground, including site design, at the Innovation Cornerstone site at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow Boulevard. Action Greensboro is seeking submissions of interest and qualifications from professional Artists who currently reside in the United States who will work with their own Artist-led Team to design, fabricate and install the third of four major public art cornerstones to be commissioned for the Downtown Greenway.  The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm on December 5, 2014.  For more information about the Call to Artists, please click here.  Direct questions to Barbara Peck, Greenway Public Art Consultant, at jbpeck@mac.com.

Chandler Concrete sells Greensboro site, making way for the Downtown Greenway

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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.

Review plans for next section of Greenway & share comments

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The plans for the next section of the Downtown Greenway on Bragg Street between South Eugene and Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard will be available at the Public Meeting on September 30th.  If you are unable to attend the meetings, click here to review the plans. Please share your comments or questions with us on the attached survey by October 15th.