Thanks to Josh Sherrick and Matt Felts from the Arts & Events Department of Parks & Recreation for hosting Dabney Sanders, Project Manager and Laura Lorenz, Project Assistant on their latest episode of Gate City Chatter weekly podcast about the Downtown Greenway.
Click here to listen to the podcast.
The Downtown Greenway was in the NCA&T Homecoming Parade on November 3rd announcing the start of construction on the next phase along Murrow Blvd from Gate City Blvd to Greene Street starting in January 2019. Click here to see the current construction timeline.
Summer 2018: Construction has begun on the section between MLK Jr. Blvd/Bragg St and Gate City Blvd/Murrow Blvd and anticipated completion at end of 2018. Contract approved at 7.17.18 City Council Meeting for section along Smith Street between Spring and Prescott - construction anticipated to begin in October 2018 and completed in April 2019.
Design essentially completed for western leg along the railroad tracks from Spring Garden to Smith Street and a portion of the continued Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway from Smith Street to the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant just north of Benjamin Parkway. Construction likely to take place in 2019/2020.
Fall 2018: Construction is almost complete in southeast corner between MLK Jr. Blvd/Bragg St and Gate City Blvd/Murrow Blvd. Landscaping and installation of public art pieces will be happening October-December. Notice to Proceed has been designated for October 22 for Smith Street between Spring and Prescott so construction should begin this fall. The contract to construct the Murrow Boulevard section was approved at the 10.16.18 City Council meeting and construction is expected to begin in early 2019. Artist Vandorn Hinnant has been working closely with the Ole Asheboro neighborhood on his design for the art pieces representing the neighborhood and Darrah Robertson has been working on the bicycle rack for Fisher Park – both will be installing their work by the end of the year.
Final tweaking of the 100% design for the railroad corridor will be complete by the end of 2018.
Construction has started on Phase 1c between Bragg Street/Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Gate City Blvd/Murrow Blvd. Anticipated construction completion by end of the year.
The contract was approved at Tuesday night's City Council meeting for Phase 3c along Smith Street between Prescott and Spring Streets. Anticipated start of construction in August. Keep up-to-date on construction progress here.
Two meetings are planned for residents of Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square to meet with Vandorn Hinnant to start a conversation about the neighborhoods relationship to the Downtown Greenway. Please join us on two consecutive Mondays, January 29 and February 5th at 6:00 pm at New Zion Church, 408 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Questions? Please contact Bob Powell 336.772.5109. All residents of Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square were mailed an invitation; all are welcome. Click here for the meeting invitation. Click here to find out more about Vandorn and his work.
News & Record columnist Susan Ladd writes article in December 6, 2017 edition on how the Downtown Greenway keeps getting better as each section is built and plans are finalized for remaining sections-- and we would agree! Click here to read the article. Susan also talked with Jeff Moore a designer from Kimley-Horn at the Phase 4 Public Meetings on November 30th and filmed him explaining the plans. Click here to watch the video. If you would like to review the plans for the final section of the Downtown Greenway on Phase 4, please go to the City's website. You can also share your comments on the plans by taking the short survey. Deadline for comments is December 15, 2017.
Click here for the updated construction timeline for the project.
If you were unable to attend the Public Meetings for Phase 4 on November 30, you can still review the plans and leave comments. Click here to review the plans. Click here to take the short survey and share your comments. Deadline for comments is December 15.
Phase 4 consists of the railroad corridor along the western edge of downtown heading northwest from Spring Garden Street to just north of Benjamin Parkway and the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant. The design plans are at the 75% stage of completion; this is the last opportunity to provide feedback before the final plans are complete.
When there is so much bad news around our country and world, it is nice to hear a story about people doing good. This article was in the October 2017 issue of the Parish Post -- Holy Trinity's monthly newsletter to its congregation. It tells a story about people coming together in the midst of the craziness of construction on the Downtown Greenway and along Fisher Avenue and making the most out of the closed lanes, dust, and detours. Thank you to Holy Trinity and their members for their continued support of the Downtown Greenway!
Click here to read the article.
Join us for drop-in Public Meetings for Phase 4 on Thursday, November 30 from 11:30-1 pm and 4:30-6 pm at The Public at Morehead Foundry located at 433-105 Spring Garden Street.
The focus of this meeting will be on the railroad corridor along the western edge of downtown heading northwest from Spring Garden Street to just north of Benjamin Parkway and the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant. The public is invited to review the designs at the 75% stage of completion. Representatives from Kimley-Horn, GDOT, and Action Greensboro will be present to explain, answer questions and receive comments. There will be no formal presentation. This is the last opportunity to provide feedback before the final plans are complete.
LoFi Park on the Downtown Greenway was dedicated on Saturday, September 23 with a short program with Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Home Sight bench artist Jeannette Brossart, and Councilman Justin Outling making remarks.
The News & Record featured LoFi Park on the front page of the newspaper on September 26th. If you missed it, Click here to read the article in the News & Record.