In the 1920s and 1930s, the Arlington Park neighborhood was a highly desirable address. Today, the City of Greensboro, the Greensboro Housing Development Partnership Inc. (GHDP), and the Arlington Park Neighborhood Association are working to make it a special place again.
The pinnacle of the neighborhood's revitalization is the creation of "The Village" at Arlington Park, a residential development community that includes a mixture of single-family homes and twin homes, as well as a 4.4-acre public open space with a paved pedestrian trail.
The City provided the primary financing for this project using Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Martin Luther King Drive, a main thoroughfare through the neighborhood, also underwent streetscape improvements that focused on adding decorative street lights, calming traffic, and creating a more pedestrian friendly atmosphere.
A Few Other Accomplishments
- Enforced a comprehensive minimum housing code
- Rehabilitated 60 private homes
- Sold four historic houses for renovation
- Amended neighborhood zoning