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Downtown Greenway just keeps getting better

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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.     

Final Design Plans for Phase 4 of the Downtown Greenway

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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.

Update on design and construction

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  October 2017: Bragg Street between Eugene and MLK completed.  Section on Fisher between Eugene and Greene completed. December 2017: design complete for Phase 1c with construction taking place May-October 2018.  Design 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. Spring 2018: The eastern section along Murrow Boulevard from Gate City Boulevard heading north, underneath Summit Avenue, and continuing on to the intersection of Fisher and Greene– project will be advertised for bid December 21 and construction anticipated to start in March/April 2018. Project construction estimated to take about 18 months.  Also – Smith Street between Spring and Prescott will have a completed design in January and go under construction April 2018.     

Get in the Holiday Spirit by voting for the Downtown Greenway Holiday Tree at Well-Spring Retirement Community Tree Contest

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The Downtown Greenway has been invited to participate in this year’s Well Spring Tree Decorating Contest.  The decorated trees from 12 local non-profits will be displayed in Well Spring’s lobby beginning at their Opening Reception on November 30th through December 13th.  The public is invited to stop by Well Spring from November 30-December 13 between 8:00 am-8:00 pm to view all the trees and vote for the tree that they like the best (and of course we hope that you vote for the Downtown Greenway tree!).  Well Spring Retirement Community is located at 4100 Well Spring Drive off of Battleground Avenue on the north side of Greensboro. Voting Guidelines: The voting is open to the general public. People may come out to vote daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through December 13 People may visit as many times as they want to vote – but NO MORE THAN ONE VISIT PER DAY. Each visit, they get up to 3 votes – and they can use their votes however they wish. For example, on a visit they might want to use all 3 votes for the same tree, or they may divide their votes between 2 or 3 trees Each participating organization automatically receives $500. The organization’s tree that receives the most votes will win an additional $2,000 from Well-Spring. A sneak peek of the Downtown Greenway tree…..

Holy Trinity and the Downtown Greenway

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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.

Lots of fun, running and great costumes at the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway!

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Thank you to all the volunteers, runners, walkers, and all who attended the party in Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway for the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway!  There were some great costumes -- dogs, kids and adult!  Local band from Westerwood Neighborhood- ToadFrogs rocked out the party in Morehead Park. Click here for all the photos from the event.  Special thanks to our title sponsor First Bank!  

Public Meeting for Phase 4 to review 75% design plans

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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.  

Registration for the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway is OPEN!

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 28th for the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway. 2017 Race Details Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 Location: Greensboro, NC/Downtown Greenway at Morehead Park (475 Spring Garden Street)- NEW LOCATION ON THE DOWNTOWN GREENWAY! Race Distance: 1.25 Mile & 4 Mile Race Start Time: 4:30 pm (1.25 Mile) and 5:00 pm (4 Mile) Registration Closes: Thursday, October 26 at 9:00 pm Entry Fees 4 Mile Run (includes t-shirt and beverage coupon) $25.00 Until October 15 (at 11:59 pm) $20.00 for students until October 15 (at 11:59 pm) $30.00 October 16 – 26 (9:00 pm) $35.00 Packet pick up and Race Day $80.00 4 Mile Family 4 pack 1.25 Mile Run (includes t-shirt and beverage coupon) $15.00 NON-TIMED OPTION $10.00NON-TIMED OPTION for students $20.00 TIMED OPTION $15.00 TIMED OPTION for students $20.00 Dog Registration $50.00 1 Mile Family 4 pack Kids 6 and Under FREE Click here to register for the run. Schedule: 10:00 am- Show Wagon stage will be delivered and set-up 4:00-8:00pm- Live music, food and entertainment at Morehead Park/Morehead Foundry 3:00-4:15 pm – On-site Registration & Packet Pick Up at Downtown Greenway/Morehead Park 4:00-6:00 pm- Cookie Decorating for kids provided by Morehead Foundry 4:15-4:30 pm- Warm-up with FIT4MOM instructors 4:30-6:00 pm- Spiro the UNCG Spartan Mascot will greet attendees 4:30 pm – 1.25 Mile Costume Run/Walk and Doggie Jog begins 5:00 pm – 4 Mile Run begins 5:15-6:15 pm – Looney Laney the Balloon Guy 5:00-6:15pm- ToadFrogs -local band from Westerwood Neighborhood 6:15-6:45 pm – Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time)-UNCG Chancellor Frank Gilliam will hand out awards to the top runners; District 3 Councilman Justin Outling will hand our rest of awards. Food & Entertainment: Morehead Foundry will  have their Grill Truck on site and will offer hamburgergs, hotdogs, veggi burgers, chips & wraps for purchase and will have The Baker and The Bean Truck full of sweet treats for purchase. In addition, Four Flocks & Larder and Revolution Burger will be open for dinner.  Preyer Brewing will have several beer options for purchase.  Morehead Foundry will have a Halloween cookie decorating table for kids. Costume Contest: Costumes will be given for best dog costume, children’s costume, and adult costume– start working on your costume now! Parking: Click here for map of parking options for the event. Packet Pick-Up: Friday, October 27 5:00 -7:00 pm @ Fleet Feet Sports 3731 Lawndale Drive Greensboro, NC 27455 Saturday, October 28 3:00-4:15 pm Downtown Greenway/Morehead Park, 475 Spring Garden Street Not a Runner but would like to Volunteer?  Click here to sign up! Thank you to our Sponsors!

LoFi Park in Greensboro a new magnet for Downtown

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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.