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Please review this draft of the Willow Oaks Neighborhood Plan and the Willow Oaks Redevelopment Plan
. These plans are an update to the Morningside Homes/Lincoln Grove Redevelopment Plan first adopted in 2000. Leave comments about the draft on this survey, or contact Russ Clegg by e-mail or by calling 336-373-2211.

Printed copies of the draft are at these locations:
  • Vance Chavis Library, 900 S. Benbow Rd. (corner of Gate City Boulevard)
  • Windsor Recreation Center, 1601 E. Gate City Blvd.
  • New CDC Multi-purpose Center, 304 S. English St.
  • Edgewood Management, 1806 Morning Joy Pl.
The City is updating the 2000 plan to better reflect changes in the housing market since the 2008 recession. The update is based on public input and extensive research into the communities around Willow Oaks and builds on the excellent livability currently found in the Willow Oaks neighborhood.

The Greensboro City Council will hold a public hearing and consider adoption of the plan at its meeting tentatively scheduled for September 19. This meeting will start at 5:30 pm in the Council Chamber, Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St.

Two other boards have held public hearings and considered adopting the updated plan: the Planning Board on June 21 and the Redevelopment Commission on July 5. Both boards voted in favor of motions recommending the City Council adopt the updated Redevelopment Plan.


The $76 million Willow Oaks Revitalization Project, a public-private partnership sponsored by the Greensboro Housing Authority and the City of Greensboro, transformed the obsolete Morningside Homes and the surrounding Lincoln Grove area into a vibrant, mixed-income, mixed tenure, mixed-use community of choice.

Willow Oaks StreetscapeThe planning process for this new community brought together more than 50 entities, including the City, GHA, lead developer Mid-City Urban, LLC, public housing and community residents, neighborhood activists, local non-profit and for-profit builders, Bennett College, NC A&T State University, and a host of service providers.

A comprehensive redevelopment plan was adopted in July 2000. (See link below.)

Willow Oaks represents the best planning practices for the 21st century. A mixed-income resident base has created the foundation for the new community. Rental and owner-occupied units appeal to a wide spectrum of income levels. A mixed-use land plan mingles single family and attached housing throughout the neighborhood. Block-faces have a seamless look, regardless of whether units are rented or owner-occupied.

Willow Oaks Award HousePhase I housing construction is essentially complete. About 210 units of the multi-family are leased with waiting lists. Construction of the community / childcare building is complete.

Map of Willow Oaks
Willow Oaks Redevelopment Plan 

Russ Clegg

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Last updated: 9/15/2017 3:57:44 PM