McNairy Branch Library
4860 Lake Jeanette Rd.
The Glenn McNairy Branch Library opened to the public on August 8, 2014. The branch offers children, teens and adults an innovative technological experience. Children can experience interactive educational games and teens and adults have access to portable digital media.
Fire Station 59, Reedy Fork
3803 Reedy Fork Parkway
Fire Station 59 in Reedy Fork, opened on September 11, 2014. The fire and Guilford County EMS station represents a city-county partnership between Greensboro and Guilford County to provide unified and cost-effective public safety. Funding for the construction of this project was made available through the 2006 Public Safety Bond.
The Downtown Greenway, a collaborative project of the City of Greensboro and Action Greensboro, is a planned four-mile walking and biking trail. This urban loop around the center city of downtown Greensboro will enhance the urban landscape with a green space that will promote fitness, connectedness, and well-being for both our residents and visitors in an aesthetically pleasing environment. In addition, with the connections to the extensive existing and planned trails systems in the city and the county, this loop will connect residents from all parts of the community and beyond. Major funding for the Greenway came from a streets improvement referendum in 2008, which released some transportation bond allocations for the greenway.
Greensboro Aquatic Center
1921 W. Gate City Blvd.
Having opened in August 2011, the 78,323-square-foot indoor Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) is a state-of-the-art facility featuring leading edge concepts in aquatic design. The GAC is located on the campus of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the premier sports and entertainment facility in the Southeast. The initial $12 million was voter-approved money from a bond referendum.
Greensboro Science Center
4301 Lawndale Dr.
The Greensboro Science Center’s Phase II improvements were approved by voters in the 2009 Bond Referendum. Additions to the science center include Sky Wild, an aerial adventure that opened in May 2015, as well as its Sci-Play Bay and Prehistoric Passage. Work is now being done on the 26,000 square-foot Sci-Quarium, a hybrid aquarium and science museum.
Other projects from previous referenda
(2006, 2008, 2009)
2006 Library Referendum, $8.6 million
* McGirt-Horton Branch Library
* Benjamin Branch Library
2006 Library Referendum, $5.3 million
* Greensboro Historical Museum Exhibit Renovations
2006 Parks Referendum, $5 million
* Skate Park
* Van Dyke Dance Studio
2006 Fire Referendum, $24.5 million
* Fire Station 53, Willow Road
* Fire Station 57, Mt. Hope Church Road
* Fire Station 61, W. Vandalia Road
* Fire Station 63, Burlington Road (coming soon)
2008 Streets Referendum, $134 million
* Nealtown Road Extension
* Horse Pen Creek Road Widening (starts Fall 2016)
* Gate City Boulevard Streetscape (under construction)
2008 Parks Referendum, $20 million
* Smith Active Adult Center Restrooms
* Gateway Gardens Phase II (under construction)
* Gillespie Golf Course Restrooms
* Barber Park Phase II Design (under construction)
* Bryan Park Improvements