No results found.



GSO2040 Comprehensive Plan was adopted on June 16 by City Council!

 Thank you to everyone who provided input throughout this process and community partners who supported the plan. The Planning Department could not have done it without you.

Stay tuned for the GSO2040 website coming soon!

Email typed comments to us anytime from now until 24 hours after the public hearing.

Your City. Your Future. Plan it!

GSO2040 expresses the community’s vision for what it wants to be in 20 years and creates a broad framework of policies for achieving that vision. These policies are based on extensive public input and conversations, a review of data about the current state of Greensboro, alignment of existing plans from City departments, collaboration with community partners, and a review of current trends affecting cities across the country.

GSO2040 uses several key pieces to describe our current values, the vision of what we want to achieve, and the goals and strategies we will use to get there.

IntroductionTells you what a comprehensive plan is, describes our public engagement process and what we heard, summarizes key data points, and has a brief section on Greensboro’s history.

Our & Values. These are the aspirations that are most important to our community today, produced by thoroughly analyzing public input and priorities. Together they create a picture of what we want to be true for our community in 20 years based on input from the public and Greensboro leadership.

Six Big Ideas. Our Six Big Ideas are the heart of GSO2040. Extracted from Our Vision, the Six Big Ideas incorporate shared values and define the goals and strategies that make up policies that will move us toward the future.

Maps & ImplementationOur Anticipated Land-Use Maps, based on the policies of GSO2040, are used to guide future land-use decisions for rezoning, annexation, and capital investment.

Click on a "Big Idea" button below to read each section:

   Filling in our framework   creating great places

Becoming car optionalprioritizing sustainability

building community connections      growing economic competitiveness


What is a Comprehensive Plan and why is it a big deal? Learn all of that (and more) in this conversation with Greensboro City planners.


Your City. Your Future. PLAN IT!