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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.