The City collaborates with residents, property owners, and businesses to develop long-range plans for the City as a whole, as well as for specific corridors and neighborhoods. The planning process engages stakeholders to identify strengths and opportunities in their communities and build consensus around strategies to address concerns and solve problems together.
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Greensboro's first comprehensive plan was adopted by City Council in 2003. The plan was developed with significant stakeholder input to represent the values, aspirations and interests of our diverse community. The plan is designed to serve as as guide for Greensboro's residents and leaders by setting a positive course for the future. It articulates an overall vision for Greensboro in 2025, establishes goals and policies in support of the vision, and lays out a specific action plan defining the steps the City will take to achieve the desired future. At the core of the plan is the idea of building social, physical, business, and economic connections among people, organizations, and government within Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad region. Learn more.
2015-19 Consolidated Plan
Every five years, the City must submit a Consolidated Plan to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to apply for and receive federal funds for housing and community development programs. The Consolidated Plan identifies the housing and community development needs in Greensboro, and lays out a strategy and specific actions to meet those needs. The plan will be updated again in 2019.
Fresh Food Access Plan
Adopted in 2015, the Fresh Food Access Plan focuses on increasing retail access to fresh, local produce in Greensboro's food deserts. The plan was made possible by a grant from a US Department of Agriculture program aimed at supporting local food business enterprises that connect farmers with consumers. This includes expanding entrepreneurial opportunities both for local farmers and residents interested in starting local food-related businesses. The plan takes into consideration all parts of the food system, though it does not contain recommendations for helping feed people with immediate needs. The focus is on strengthening the local food system with elements that are economically viable and sustainable as business enterprises, particularly in food deserts.
Adopted Community & Area Plans
Aycock Neighborhood Strategic Plan
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Adopted in September 2003, this plan was a follow-up to the Aycock Traditional Neighborhood District Plan, developed by the Aycock neighborhood. The area is loosely bounded by Church Street, Bessemer Avenue, and Lindsay Street, centered on Summit Avenue. Objective of this plan were to identify issues and concerns, set common objectives, and develop proposed actions. Key recommendations from this plan include improve Summit Avenue as a primary gateway to downtown, enhance the organization of the Neighborhood Association, and highlight the historic nature of the neighborhood.
Balanced Economic Development: a Strategic Plan for East Greensboro
Completed in 2011, this strategic plan was developed to a market analysis and recommendations for areas of east Greensboro pertaining to residential development, household income, the street network, and public schools.
Cedar Street/Bellemeade Area Plan
City Council adopted the Cedar Street/Bellemeade Area Plan in November 2005 for an area bounded by Battleground Avenue on the north, Eugene Street on the east, Friendly Avenue on the south, and the railroad tracks between Prescott and Hillside streets on the west. This study of the northwest corner of downtown was developed in response to a series of contentious rezoning cases. Goals of the plan include stabilizing, protecting, enhancing and complementing the existing neighborhood’s character, diversity and appearance, encouraging appropriate future development of a variety of uses (business, commercial and residential) in the neighborhood, improving how Cedar Street is perceived and seen as a downtown neighborhood, and creating a pedestrian-, bicycle- and resident-friendly environment in the area that encourages walking to downtown, the stadium, universities/colleges, and adjacent neighborhoods.
Central Gateway Corridor Plan
The Central Gateway Corridor Plan was adopted in December 2008 and covers the area along W. Lee Street and High Point Road, between S. Eugene Street and west of Siler Street, at varying distances between 200 and 2,700 feet from the centerline of W. Lee Street/High Point Road. The objectives of this plan are to guide future development and redevelopment of a key reinvestment corridor identified in the City’s Connections 2025 Comprehensive Plan and present a coherent strategy for coordinating significant public and private investment to overcome an existing decline in character, property values, business district strength, and neighborhood vitality. Key recommendations in the plan are focused around spurring reinvestment and re-envisioning land-use patterns, improving transportation access and safety (especially for pedestrians bicyclists, and transit users), improving quality of infrastructure, enhancing appearance of properties, capitalizing on key assets in the corridor, and improving public safety.
College Hill Neighborhood Plan
This plan was adopted in March 2015. In January 2009, the College Hill Neighborhood partnered with the City to begin the process of creating a neighborhood plan. At the neighborhood's request, that process was put on hold in fall 2009, when a proposal to re-zone the former site of the Newman Machine Company was received by the City. In October 2013, College Hill and the Planning Department re-launched the planning process.
Downtown Area Consolidated Plan
Accepted by City Council in 2010, this plan emphasizes downtown's connections to adjacent neighborhoods and nearby economic centers. The plan synthesized previous plans for downtown and identified a time-line to implement recommended action steps.
East Greensboro Study Committee Report
East Greensboro Study Committee was created in March 2014 to undertake a holistic examination of East Greensboro and identify strategies to make it attractive, safe and prosperous for residents and businesses alike. The committee collected existing conditions data for a study area comprised of approximately 60 square miles of the City generally lying east of N. Elm Street, US 220 South and Randleman Road. Extensive public input was sought through a series of focus groups to understand East Greensboro’s strengths, opportunities, aspirations and desired outcomes. Recommendations based on this input were drafted in four broad categories: Economic Opportunity, Education, Community Pride, and Quality of Life. These recommendations will be used to guide and prioritize policies and programs and build new partnerships to help achieve the committee’s goal of an attractive, safe, and prosperous area. The report was approved in August 2015.
Friendly Avenue Area Plan
The Friendly Avenue Area Plan covers a section of Friendly Avenue from Elam Avenue to Holden Road and was adopted by City Council in December 2016. Designated as an Activity Center in Connections 2025, Greensboro’s Comprehensive Plan, the Friendly Avenue study area has seen an increased rate of change and development since 2000, including major expansions of Friendly Shopping Center and Wesley Long Hospital. The plan’s recommendations cover access, which is a holistic look at transportation issues such as strategic improvements to major roads, improving access for pedestrians and cyclists and slowing cut-through traffic in adjacent neighborhoods; land uses, which includes a focus on preserving neighborhood integrity and stability and encouraging denser development in land that is already commercial; and communications, which ensures the different neighborhoods and institutions in the area work together to implement the plan. Due to the rate of change in the area, the plan will be revisited no later than 2021.
Glenwood Neighborhood Plan
City Council adopted the Glenwood Neighborhood Plan in February 2008. The plan covers a large triangle bounded on the north by Lee Street, on the east by Freeman Mill Road, and on the west by Coliseum Boulevard. Glenwood is one of Greensboro’s oldest suburban neighborhoods, which over time became troubled as homes fell into disrepair, businesses closed, and crime increased. Plan goals are to increase home ownership and maintenance, improve walk- and bike-ability, promote desirable infill, reduce crime and perceptions of danger, promote vibrant and accessible retail and services, and strengthen the community fabric.
Heath Community Strategic Plan
Approved in 2013, the Heath Community Strategic Plan was prepared for a group of neighborhoods that are bound together by their proximity, type of development, and common challenges. The plan includes neighborhoods that lie on either side of Franklin Boulevard between E. Market Street and McConnell Road. The goals and recommendations were developed in a year-long planning process that involved significant neighborhood input. The goals of the plan include improve traffic safety, create community pride, address code violations, invest in public infrastructure, and encourage economic development.
Jonesboro/Scott Park Neighborhood Plan
The Jonesboro/Scott Park Neighborhood Plan was developed over a period of time beginning in 2007 and adopted in 2009. The area is located east of US Hwy. 29 North and NC A&T State University. City Planning Department staff worked with neighborhood residents and property owners to develop a plan that included the goals of increasing public safety, improving the appearance of the neighborhood, upgrading public facilities, and increasing home ownership. The E. Market Street Development Corp. is working with the neighborhood association and City staff to implement the plan.
Lawndale Drive Corridor Plan, Phase I
Lindley Park Neighborhood Plan
Urban Design Workshop Report (2014)
The first phase of this plan was adopted in April 2015. The City, in cooperation with neighborhood stakeholders, developed a shared vision for the future character of this section of Lawndale Drive as a guide for future growth decisions. The desired outcome is a set of tools and strategies the City can use to support stability in the neighborhoods adjacent to Lawndale Drive while accommodating anticipated growth.
City Council adopted the Lindley Park Neighborhood Plan in August 2004. The plan covers the area bounded by W. Market Street on the north, S. Elam Avenue and Bitting Street on the east, Oakland Avenue on the south, and Holden Road on the west. Walker Avenue forms the southern boundary between Holden Road and W. Market Street. The plan includes studies of the Spring Garden Street and Walker Street corridors and resulted in the Spring Garden Street Pedestrian Scale Overlay. Other recommendations focus on balancing the mix of residential, commercial and industrial land uses, taking advantage of Lindley Park, and using the neighborhood association to its full potential.
Randleman Road Phase Corridor Plan
Adopted in May 2016, this phase covers the northern half of Randleman Road, from Freeman mill Road south to I-40. The Plan's recommendations focus on improving public perceptions of the corridor, transportation, enhancements and encouraging reinvestment. The June 2015 Existing Conditions Summary includes data and analysis for the entire corridor.
Western Area Plan
Adopted in September 2013, the Western Area Land Use and Infrastructure Plan is bounded by Interstate-40 on the south, NC 68 on the east, and N. Bunker Hill Road and Reedy Fork Creek on the west and north. The need for this plan was identified in the Heart of the Triad study and it envisions a future where the economy continues to grow and prosper and lands valued for their agricultural and historical importance are conserved. The City saw a need to plan for the area because it is next to the airport and several major highway projects and contains large tracts of undeveloped land. The plan’s recommendations focus on directing growth to areas with existing infrastructure to balance the need for jobs, agriculture, and green space.
Adopted Redevelopment Plans
~ Active Redevelopment Plans
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This group of plans has proposed redevelopment activities that are underway or remain to be implemented.
Arlington Park Redevelopment Plan
The Arlington Park Redevelopment Plan was approved in 1979 with the objectives of removing structurally substandard buildings and encouraging extensive rehabilitation. Comprehensive neighborhood revitalization activities have been underway in the neighborhood since the early 1980s. Over the years, most of the goals of this neighborhood plan have been accomplished. The redevelopment area encompasses 90 acres and is bound to the north by Andrews Street, to the south by Florida Street, to the west by Vance Street, and to the east by Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Key recommendations for redevelopment include the development of four remaining lots currently owned by the Redevelopment Commission of Greensboro. Redevelopment in the area is still active.
Eastside Park Redevelopment Plan
The Redevelopment Commission of Greensboro first began work here in the 1970s and initiated the most recent redevelopment activities along Bingham Street in 1990, with an expansion to include a wider area in 1993. The overall objectives of the plans were to provide rehabilitation assistance to homeowners to acquire blighted properties, eliminate illegal activities, and construct a neighborhood park, in addition to other improvements. The redevelopment area encompasses 47 acres and is bound to the north by Peachtree Street, to the south by Spencer Street, to the west by O. Henry Boulevard, and to the east by Bingham Street. Key recommendations for redevelopment include neighborhood reuse plans for six lots currently owned by the Redevelopment Commission. Redevelopment in the area is still active.
Heritage House Redevelopment Plan
Adopted in 2015, the Heritage House Redevelopment Plan was initiated after a condominium complex in south-central Greensboro was condemned and ordered vacated. Located east of Randleman Road, off W. Meadowview Road, the 6.9 acre site includes an event center that will remain in place. The plan calls for the acquisition and demolition of the condominium complex, and preparation of the site for alternative non-residential uses.
Ole Asheboro Redevelopment Plan
The Ole Asheboro area was designated in 1979 and the first comprehensive neighborhood plan was adopted in 1983. This comparatively large neighborhood revitalization encompasses the area between E. Lee Street to the north and the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and E. Florida Street to the south. To the east, the area boundary runs along Arlington Street approximately to Broad Avenue, where the Arlington Park Redevelopment Plan area begins. To the west, Bennett Street defines that boundary. Activities have included stabilizing existing housing stock, providing for new housing, adaptive reuse and rehabilitation of historic buildings, development of a daycare center, and upgrading of the area’s deteriorated infrastructure. City Rehab, local ordinance enforcement, and Lead-Safe Housing Assistance programs are active in the area. A second redevelopment plan was adopted in 2004 to respond to the changes in neighborhood and market conditions. Several areas for development were rezoned as Traditional Neighborhood Zones as part of the 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive North Plan. Although most activities in the original plan have been completed, Ole Asheboro will remain an active redevelopment area until activities in those rezoned areas are complete.
Phillips Lombardy Redevelopment Plan
Adopted in 1989, this redevelopment plan focuses on removing blighted properties and improving traffic circulation and land use patterns. The plan also describes measures for developers to use to ensure consistent, new construction housing options. The plan acquired a large contiguous site bounded by Phillips Avenue, Lombardy Street and the eastern property lines of Bartos Place. This redevelopment plan is still considered in active status.
S. Elm Redevelopment Plan
Adopted in 2006, this redevelopment plan covers a 10-acre core area between Lee and Bragg streets bounded by the railroad spur to the west and Arlington Street to the east. The target area is situated within a 75-acre redevelopment corridor that stretches from the Norfolk Southern rail line to the north to the intersection of Elm and Eugene streets to the south. The central goal of this plan is to clean up contaminated brownfield sites and revive and reconnect this location into downtown. Redevelopment of the site is planned for a mixture of uses including residential, commercial, and institutional. The redevelopment area will remain active until the properties owned by the Redevelopment Commission of Greensboro are sold for development.
Willow Oaks Redevelopment Plan
The Morningside/Lincoln Grove Redevelopment Plan, approved in 2000, calls for removal of substandard buildings, elimination of blighting factors, creation of a Traditional Neighborhood Development district, rehabilitation of existing homes, construction of new homes and apartments, and the upgrading of certain public improvements. Two-hundred and 10 rental units and more than 100 single-family homes have been constructed. Still to be completed are more than 150 single-family homes, Phase III Cottage Grove, Phase III McConnell Road, and the commercial/retail component of the Willow Oaks Village Center. Remaining single-family lots are owned by the Greensboro Housing Development Partnership, which acts as the agent for the Redevelopment Commission of Greensboro. The commission owns the land earmarked for the Village Center. Until these activities are complete, the redevelopment area will remain active.
~ Inactive Redevelopment Plans
This group of plans is where the redevelopment activities have been completed. The policies incorporated within these plans remain in force.
Benjamin Benson Redevelopment Plan
Adopted in 1994, the Benjamin Benson Redevelopment Plan focused on the removal of blighted residential and commercial properties in a small area just east of Bennett Street and immediately south of E. Lee Street. The plan included removal of a small commercial area known as “the Hill,” notorious for drug activity. The Redevelopment Commission of Greensboro worked with Project Homestead Inc., a local nonprofit, to develop new single-family homes that combined affordable housing opportunities with market-rate housing. The project was completed in the 1990s and is no longer an active redevelopment area.
Bingham Street Area Redevelopment Plan
The Bingham Street Area Redevelopment Plan addressed a relatively small area consisting of lots on both sides of Bingham Street from Peachtree to Hillsboro streets. Adopted in May 1990, this plan sought to remove structurally substandard buildings, eliminate blighting factors, and revise land uses. The plan identified land acquisition methods, rehabilitation standards, and obligations for redevelopers. Redevelopment in this area is complete and the redevelopment plan is no longer active.
College Hill Redevelopment Plan
The area addressed by the College Hill Redevelopment Plan is sandwiched between UNC Greensboro and Greensboro College campuses. Adopted in November 1979, the objectives for this plan were to remove structurally substandard buildings, eliminate blighting factors, and encourage extensive rehabilitation. A large part of this plan was establishing property rehabilitation standards, ensuring the livability of units in the area. With redevelopment efforts complete, this plan is no longer active.
Cumberland Project Redevelopment Plan
Adopted in 1965 and amended in 2006, the Cumberland project encompasses 95 acres lying east of the Norfolk-Southern Rail line between E. Market Street to the south and Summit Avenue to the north and Nacho Street to the east. The purpose of this plan was to address blight and provide development opportunities for sight industrial and wholesale uses near the rail line, introduce multi-family housing to the area, stabilize existing single-family residences, and provide for institutional development including an expansion of NC A&T State University and the Hayes-Taylor YMCA. With redevelopment activities completed, this redevelopment area is now inactive, but overlaps with a portion of the E. Market Street Redevelopment Area.
Downtown Redevelopment Plan
The Redevelopment Plan for the Downtown Development Area of Greensboro was adopted in March 1971. The main objectives were to make downtown the regional center for retailing, financial, service, office, government, and cultural activities through several initiatives. Those initiatives included judicious public investment in essential improvements, proper control of land use development, and encouragement and technical assistance to property owners and developers wanting to construct new buildings or rehabilitate their properties. The redevelopment area boundaries are bound to the north by Lindsay Street, to the south by Walker Avenue, to the east by Church Street, and to the west by S. Eugene Street.
E. Market Street Redevelopment Plan
The E. Market Street Corridor Development Plan covers two separate redevelopment areas and was adopted by City Council in June 1998. The corridor study covers E. Market Street and the adjacent area from Church to English streets. The area was once the center of the African American community in east Greensboro, but saw significant changes during urban renewal and was no longer a thriving commercial or residential area. Goals of the plan included improving the streetscape, establishing the E. Market Street Development Corp. as the 'lead agent' in the corridor, developing businesses along the corridor, and improving the health of adjacent neighborhoods.
Glenwood A Redevelopment Plan
The Glenwood “A” Redevelopment Plan was adopted in 1975 and its controls and restrictions were in effect until 1995. The plan area is bounded by Haywood Street on the north, the east side of Dillard Street on the east, Richardson Street on the south, and an alley between Gregory and Highland streets on the west. The plan focuses on improving single-family housing, though it does allow for some multi-family use. Goals were to remove substandard buildings, and blight such as from non-compatible land-uses and overcrowding, provide land for community facilities, encourage extensive rehabilitation, and revise land uses to assure neighborhood stability.
Glenwood Northeast Redevelopment Plan
The Northeast Glenwood Area Plan was adopted in 1976 and its controls and restrictions were in effect until 1996. The area is bounded by the rear lot lines of properties facing the west side of Highland Avenue on the west, Haywood Street to an alley midway between Highland Avenue and Gregory Street on the north, then along Richardson Street on the north, the rear lot line of properties facing the east side of Dillard Street north of Herford Street and the rear lot line of properties facing the east side of Silver Avenue south of Hertford Street on the east, and Oak Street on the south. The goals were to remove substandard buildings and blight such as from non-compatible land-uses and overcrowding, provide land for community facilities, encourage extensive rehabilitation, and revise land uses to assure neighborhood stability.
Glenwood West Redevelopment Plan
The Glenwood West Redevelopment Plan was adopted in 1978 and revised in 1979 and 1981; its controls and restrictions were in effect until 1998. Primarily a single-family neighborhood, multi-family uses were allowed in the northwest corner of the neighborhood and existing commercial uses along Grove Street and Glenwood Avenue were retained. The goals were to remove substandard buildings, remove blight such as non-compatible land-uses and overcrowding, provide land for community facilities, encourage extensive rehabilitation, and revise land uses to assure neighborhood stability.
Gorrell Street Redevelopment Plan
Adopted in 1990, the plan's objectives are to improve the housing stock through demolition/removal and rehabilitation efforts. Gorrell Street is a small, three-block redevelopment area bounded by Plott, Lee, and Medley streets, and Bennet College. It is an active redevelopment area.
Hampton Redevelopment Area
Adopted in 1976, the Hampton area is in south Greensboro between Cottage Grove Avenue on the west, Glade Street on the north, Arbor Drive and Avalon Road to the east, and E. Lee Street to the south. The plan primarily focused on removing substandard housing and rehabilitating existing housing stock to meet minimum requirements for things such as indoor plumbing, room size standards, and stove connections. This redevelopment plan is no longer active.
Logan Redevelopment Plan
Adopted in 1975, the Logan Redevelopment Plan covers the area between E. Lee Street and E. Washington Street from Logan Road to Dewitt Street. The purpose of the plan was to address blight and develop new single- and multi-family residences. With redevelopment activities completed, this redevelopment area is inactive.
McConnell Road Redevelopment Plan
The McConnell Road Redevelopment Plan, adopted in May 1981, covers the area bounded by Everitt Street on the north, just west of Dunbar Street on the east, McConnell Road and just south of Gorrell Street on the south, and just west of Lincoln Street on the west. The objectives of this plan were to remove structurally substandard buildings, eliminate blighting factors including deficient lot platting and overcrowding of structures on land, improve traffic circulation, and revise land use patterns. Key recommendations of this plan included acquisition, re-platting, and re-zoning of all property within the redevelopment area, realignment of Everitt, Gorrell, and Lincoln streets, demolition of remaining substandard buildings, rehabilitation of all structures not demolished, sale of rehabilitated homes at affordable rates to income-qualified buyers, development of public/semi-public space in the north-central portion of the project area, and development or sale of commercial property in the eastern portion. This redevelopment area was later incorporated into the much larger Willow Oaks (Morningside/Lincoln Grove) Redevelopment Area in July 2000. This redevelopment plan is currently inactive.
Office Center Project Redevelopment Plan
Adopted in 1969, the Office Center Redevelopment Plan was part of the City’s Urban Renewal Program. The project area was bounded by W. Market, S. Greene, W. Washington, and S. Eugene streets. Properties in the area were acquired, businesses relocated, and buildings demolished to make way for a new Governmental Center for city and county government.
Pear Street Redevelopment Area Plan
Pear Street was one of the City’s first Community Development Target Areas, designated in 1978 under the federal Community Development Block Grant program. Located in east Greensboro, the area is bounded by Pear Street, E. Florida Street, Willow Road and Dan’s Road. The Pear Street Redevelopment Plan marked a shift from the clearance strategies of urban renewal to an approach based on neighborhood revitalization. Blighted properties were removed on a “spot clearance” basis and the lots were sold for new single-family home construction. Existing houses were rehabilitated with the aid of low interest loans and grants. Streets, sidewalks, water and sewer lines, and other infrastructure improvements were constructed as part of the revitalization strategy. It is no longer an active redevelopment area.
Phillips Avenue Redevelopment Plan
Adopted in 1980, the Phillips Avenue Redevelopment Plan encompasses the area from Phillips Avenue to the north to Wendover Avenue on the south, with a west boundary at north O. Henry Boulevard and an east boundary of McPherson Street. The purpose of this plan was to address blighting conditions through acquisition for infrastructure improvements, single-family housing, and a new park. With redevelopment activities completed, this redevelopment area is now inactive.
Southside Area Development Plan
The Southside Area Development Plan, adopted in September 1995, sought to establish development strategies and an action plan for those strategies for the southeast area of downtown, bisected by Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Project objectives included removal of structurally substandard buildings, elimination of blight factors, revision of land uses, assistance in the rehabilitation of existing housing units, and upgrades to certain public improvements. The nationally recognized plan laid the foundation for an incredibly popular neighborhood that is thriving with redevelopment activities now complete.
Retreat Street Redevelopment Plan
Adopted in the mid-1960s, the Retreat Street Redevelopment Plan covers the area between Whilden Place and Seminole Drive to the southwest, Wendover Avenue to the north, what is now Benjamin Parkway to the south, and Idlewild Drive to the east. The purpose of the plan was to address blight by acquiring and demolishing problem properties, revising the existing street network, and disposing of the land for neighborhood commercial and wholesale and light industrial uses. With redevelopment activities completed, this redevelopment area is inactive.
Rosewood Redevelopment Plan
The Rosewood Redevelopment Plan was adopted in 1994 and is bounded by three major roads: Summit Avenue to the west, Wendover Avenue on the south, and O. Henry Boulevard to the east. The area is almost entirely residential and is an inactive redevelopment area. The planning process grew out of concerns over housing quality as evidenced by a growing lack of maintenance and the number of boarded houses. Key recommendations included building a neighborhood park, providing assistance to prospective homeowners, and improving the housing stock.
Vance Redevelopment Plan
The redevelopment plan for the Vance area was adopted by the Redevelopment Commission of Greensboro in February 1979 and was revised in January 1984. The main objectives of the plan were to remove structurally substandard buildings, eliminate blighting factors including deficient lot platting, encourage extensive rehabilitation projects, and revise land uses necessary to assure neighborhood stability. The redevelopment area is bound to the north by E. Whittington Street, to the south by Andrew Street, to the east by Caldwell Street, and to the west by Arlington Street. This redevelopment area is inactive.
Warnersville Redevelopment Plan-- 1, 2A, & 3
The Warnersville plans were adopted in June 1966, May 1967, and April 1967, respectively. Together, these redevelopment plans cover the area bounded by Lee Street, the Norfolk Southern Railroad, South Street, Ashe Street, Sussmans Street, Sussmans Street Park, O’Connor Street, Randleman Road, just south of Craig Street, Orchard Street, Marsh Street, Freeman Mill Road, Oak Street, Silver Avenue, Hertford Street, Dillard Street, just south of Richardson Street, just east of Dillard Street, W. Whittington Street, just east of Dillard Street, Union Street, just west of Freeman Mill Road, and returning to Lee Street. Key recommendations of these plans included acquisition of identified properties, demolition of identified structures, rehabilitation of identified dwellings, sale of rehabilitated homes at affordable rates to income-qualified buyers, realignment of identified roadways, rezoning of identified properties, developing public/semi-public spaces, and sale or development of light industrial, institutional, and commercial properties. This redevelopment plan is currently inactive.
Washington Project Redevelopment Plans - I & II
Adopted in 1965, Washington Project Redevelopment Plan I was one of Greensboro’s first redevelopment areas. The area is bounded by E. Market Street to the north, the eastern side of Dudley Street to the east, the Southern Railway line to the south and the western side of Pearson Street. The plan focused on improving substandard housing stock and creating a stronger residential presence through new land-use patterns that incorporated commercial and industrial uses in the most appropriate locations of the project area. Washington II was adopted in 1967 and expanded redevelopment efforts to the east along E. Market Street and to the south to E. Lee Street. Both areas are no longer active redevelopment areas.