- Feb 08
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Check out this Planning Magazine article celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the East Market Redevelopment Project and subsequent streetscape improvements. Be sure to give it a read!
- Feb 02
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Come see us downtown at the Green Bean on this beautiful Saturday morning and give us some input about your future Greensboro! Your City. Your Future. PLAN IT! www.greensboro-nc.gov/PLANITGSO
- Feb 01
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Good morning, this is a friendly reminder of the upcoming Redevelopment Commission meeting on Wednesday, February 6th at 5:00 P.M. in the City Municipal Building located at 300 W. Washington St. The meeting will be on the first floor in the Plaza Level Conference room. If you'd like to see the agenda for the meeting be sure to follow the link below: http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/RCGmeetings
Your City. Your Future. Plan it!
PLANIT GSO is a City initiative designed to spark community conversations about how Greensboro should grow and develop in the future. Your input will help the City create a new Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan).
A comp plan establishes a vision for the future of a city and then is used as a road map to guide a municipality's investments, development and growth. Greensboro’s current Comprehensive Plan is now 15-years-old.
Interested in having a City planner come to your neighborhood, community, church or social group meeting to talk about PLANIT GSO and the many ways you can participate? E-mail us your request, with suggested dates and times, as well as your contact information.
Proposed Comp Plan Elements
Our city is vibrant, fulfilling, and connected.
- We value our heritage, our cultures, and each other.
- We take pride in our neighborhoods, our businesses, and our shared spaces.
- We shape our future and are stewards of our environment.
- We all benefit from our fair and prosperous economy.
The proposed goal topics linked below include statements for each topic that describe what residents want to see happen in the future. These proposed goal topics and statements were drafted and revised after many community conversations throughout 2018. (Previous proposed verbiage will still be used to help develop strategies to accomplish the goals.)
Click on a proposed goal topic to read more
Tell me more about PLANIT GSO!
PLANIT GSO is a community-driven update of the City's current Comprehensive Plan. This update is based on public input gathered at various open houses and community events, and from our online surveys. This process will help shape the future of Greensboro.
What is a Comprehensive Plan and how does it impact me?
A Comprehensive Plan is a guide created with the help from public input that helps municipalities develop a clear vision for their future. Your involvement is important because your input directly affects the goals outlined in the plan and the strategies for how to achieve those goals.
Why is the Comprehensive Plan being updated?The current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2003. A lot has changed in the past 15 years, both across the country and throughout Greensboro. Updating the City's Comprehensive Plan to reflect these changes is important for making sure Greensboro's growth and development trends coincide with nationwide trends.
How can I get involved?
You can get involved several ways:
- Share your thoughts on Greensboro's growth by taking our surveys, linked above.
- Sign up on e-Notification to be notified when our next Community Conversation (informal, drop-in meetings to hear from residents) and/or Speakers Series event takes place.
- Check out our Resource Library.
- Questions? Send us an e-mail.
What is the Speakers Series?
The Speaker Series brings nationally known experts in community design and development to Greensboro to highlight the latest trends taking place in US cities. Previous speakers and their topics are:
- Chris Leinberger - "Placemaking and Management: Addressing Market Demand for Walkable Urbanism in the Knowledge Economy"
- Kol Peterson - "Accessory Dwelling Units: a New/Old Idea that is Reshaping Cities"
- Parris Glendening - "How Housing Builds Our Economy"
- Geoff Anderson - "Growing an Amazing City: Greensboro"
- Dan Parolek - "Missing Middle: Responding to the Demand for Walkable Urban Living"
Watch these presentations by clicking on the PLANIT GSO Speakers Series Videos button above.
How do I find out about upcoming speakers?
We post Speaker Series events on the City's website Calendar and News sections. Access the Calendar and News items from the website's home page, the Planning Department's home page, and on this PLANIT GSO page.
You may also sign up to receive e-mail notifications whenever a PLANIT GSO event is coming up or when PLANIT GSO is in the news. Just fill out the e-Notification form on the right.
Can I get on a mailing list to be notified of upcoming speakers and events? If so, how?
Yes. You can sign up to receive e-mail notifications whenever there is a PLANIT GSO event coming up or when PLANIT GSO is in the news. Just fill out the e-Notification form to the right.
What is the Dashboard?
The Dashboard is an interactive tool to help explore the highlights of the Data Book Report and Conditions and Trends Report, both of which are explained in more detail in the next two Q&As. Access the Dashboard from the Resource Library to the right.
What is the Data Book Report?
The Data Book Report uses a wide array of statistics to tell the story of Greensboro since the last Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2003. View the Data Book Report in the Resource Library to the right.
What is the Conditions and Trends Report?
The Conditions and Trends Report is a deeper dive into topics discussed in the Data Book Report, topics that are expected to affect and influence Greensboro's future. View the Conditions and Trends Report in the Resource Library to the right.
What is the National Association of Realtors Report and how is Greensboro represented?
The National Association of Realtors Report analyzes the neighborhood and commuting preferences of Greensboro residents. Greensboro is the first municipality to have its own local version of the National Realtors Association Community Preference Survey. View the National Association of Realtors Report from the Resource Library to the right.