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Dedication of LoFi Park at Smith and Eugene

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Mark your calendar for the afternoon of Saturday, September 23 for the dedication of LoFi Park on the Downtown Greenway located at the corner of West Smith Street and North Eugene Street in front of Joymongers Brewery. Neighborhood bench artist Jeanette Brossart will attend for the dedication. Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks.

Phase 4 Public Meetings set for August 15

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Join us for drop-in Public Meetings for Phase 4 on Tuesday, August 15 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 50% 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. Click here for flyer and map of the phase.

Public Meeting scheduled for August 22 for Phase 1c along Bragg Street

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Public meetings to review 50% design of Phase 1c along Bragg Street have been set for Tuesday, August 22nd from 4:30-6 pm at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church located at 408 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Parking will be available in the church parking lot.  Members of the project team will be available to answer questions and feedback received from the public will be used to fine-tune the design. Questions?  Contact Dabney Sanders at dsanders@actiongreensboro.org.

FREE Fitness Classes on the Downtown Greenway start on May 2

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The weather is getting warmer.... which means it is time for FREE Fitness on the Downtown Greenway! We are partnering with Bryan YMCA for the 5th year to provide great instructors and classes for FREE on the Downtown Greenway. Classes start on May 2 and run every Tuesday from 6:00 -7:00 pm May-June and August-October at Morehead Park Trailhead Parking Area (475 Spring Garden Street). No classes in July due to heat and vacations-- stay cool!   Click here for a complete list of classes and instructors. Stop by Morehead Foundry located beside the Morehead Park trailhead parking area for a sweet treat or dinner after your class!

Update on design and construction

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June 2017: construction and repaving complete on Eugene Street between Smith and Fisher. June – August 2017: Construction began on Fisher between Eugene and Greene; water line is finished on Fisher and traffic has moved to southside of Fisher for reconstruction of roadway. Anticipated completion at end of August. May - June 2017: Construction began on Bragg Street between Eugene and MLK in May; completion to be determined. August 2017: Public meetings for Phase 4 scheduled for August 15.  Public meetings scheduled for Phase 1c on August 22. Click here for details on both public meetings. Fall 2017: 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-- construction anticipated to start in fall 2017--will be put to out for bid fall 2017 with construction anticipated to start in first quarter 2018. December 2017:  design complete for Phase 1c with construction to take place May-October 2018. 2017/2018: Design work on the functional design began late spring 2015 on the western leg along the railroad tracks from Spring Garden to Smith Street. A final engineered design expected in December 2017, and construction expected following that. Click here to see maps of Phase 4 from Smith Street to Markland Avenue.        

SPOTLIGHT on Businesses located on the Downtown Greenway: Boulton Creative

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Founded in 1991 and located in downtown Greensboro since 1995, Boulton Creative takes great pride in being a woman-owned, Greensboro-based agency. At Boulton Creative, we specialize in helping our clients achieve their communication goals through creative, impactful design and messaging. From complete branding and strategic marketing plans to brochures, ad campaigns and web development, Boulton Creative delivers exceptional service and design to clients in the Triad and across the United States. In 2007, we moved into our building on the corner of Smith and Spring Streets, and we are excited that the Greenway will run directly beside our building. Over the past ten years we have enjoyed watching the Greenway become a reality and how it has helped increase foot traffic by our building - our dogs seem to enjoy this too. The Greenway has become a foundation for growth. The energy it has brought to downtown Greensboro has been contagious, and that's apparent in all the new projects that are taking shape downtown currently. We are proud to be a part of this project, and we look forward to the continued excitement the Greenway will bring to businesses and residents downtown and throughout our community.

SPOTLIGHT on City of Greensboro- Water Resources

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Over the years the City of Greensboro Department of Water Resources has been extremely responsive to stormwater issues adjacent and on the Downtown Greenway. Stormwater Department Manager David Phelgar has been a member of the Downtown Greenway Oversight Committee since 2010 and has been a bike lead for the Run 4 the Greenway several times. We worked with David and his team to install the first stormwater tree wells on the section of the Downtown Greenway along Smith Street in 2013.  Read more about the tree wells here.  Special thanks to Virginia Spillman and Jeremy McCall with Water Resources for serving on the Technical Team over the years. We are very appreciative of the great partnership we have with Water Resources and Stormwater Management- thank you for helping keep the 'green' in Downtown Greenway!    David Phlegar, Water Resources  

SPOTLIGHT on City of Greensboro Partnerships with the Downtown Greenway

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Mike Simpson, Matti Carey, & David Andrews The City of Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department has been instrumental in keeping the 'green' in the Downtown Greenway since the first section opened in March 2010 with the opening of Five Points between South Eugene and Freeman Mill Road.  From spreading mulch, watering, replacing plants, mowing, pruning, the Parks & Recreation Staff, supervised by Mike Simpson and David Andrews who leads the crew that is responsible for maintenance, have made the Downtown Greenway a priority. They have also assisted and included the Downtown Greenway with many events over the past years-special thanks to Matti Carey for her dedication to all Greensboro trails and the Downtown Greenway. This is a partnership we are very grateful for and could not do without!  Thank you to all the Parks & Recreation staff for their dedication and service.

Public Art piece ‘Grounded Here’ dedicated on May 23

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Ground Here neighborhood art bench was dedicated in its new home at the newly finished The Salvation Army Royce and Jane Reynolds Center for Worship and Service and Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday, May 23. The Salvation Army has operated in Greensboro since 1904. They have had several different locations, though never further than a mile or so from downtown Greensboro. In September 2016, they located their Worship Center and Boys & Girls Club in the new facility adjacent to the Southeastern Greenway located just south of the Downtown Greenway.  The connection with the Warnersville Neighborhood and the Downtown Greenway is enhanced with the addition of Grounded Here to the Salvation Army’s campus. Grounded Here is located at the Salvation Army & Boys Club located at 1001 Freeman Mill Road at in the grassy area to the side of the building near the Southeastern Greenway. We hope you will stop by and see the artwork in it's new location. Click here to read remarks from the dedication by Barbara Peck, Downtown Greenway Public Art Consultant. Nick Johnson, local stonemason, Juan Logan, artist of Grounded Here, and James Griffin, Warnersville Resident and Member of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Board