This group is no longer actively meeting.
Corridor Improvements to Date
Gate City Boulevard is one of Greensboro’s major commercial corridors and for many visitors is Greensboro’s front door. The boulevard is home to the Koury Convention Center and the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and provides a connection to major highways on both sides of Greensboro.
City Council adopted the Central Gateway Corridor Plan in 2008 for a section of Gate City Boulevard that stretches from the edge of downtown west to the convention center and Four Seasons Town Center, a regional mall. Several major initiatives were implemented.
- Gate City Boulevard Partnership - In 2010, City Council created the Gate City Boulevard Partnership to provide citizen oversight to the implementation of the plan. Meeting notes are below. (This group no longer meets.)
- New Zoning Regulations - The partnership and City staff created three new zoning districts that helped to attract investment to meet the goals of the plan. The districts were adopted and applied to properties along the corridor in early 2014.
- Streetscape - An improved streetscape stretches from the Greensboro Coliseum to Pine Street, near the Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Features include widened sidewalks, improved crosswalks and intersections, consolidated overhead utility lines, and additional street trees. Together, the changes created a better pedestrian environment and a much more attractive street.
- Coliseum Growth - The Greensboro Coliseum added the White Oak Amphitheatre and Greensboro Aquatic Center, and rehabilitated the historic Canada Dry bottling facility for use by the Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
- UNCG Expansion - The University of North Carolina Greensboro made a major campus expansion on Gate City Boulevard. The expansion included dormitories, as well as office, classroom, performance, and retail space, to ensure an active part of campus.
- Renaming - In 2013, Greensboro City Council renamed High Point Road and Lee Street, which comprised the Central Gateway Corridor, as Gate City Boulevard.