If you don’t know After Gateway, it’s a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults with multiple and/or severe developmental disabilities. It’s located at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. Their annual fund-raiser on September 17 deserves our support. Click on the flyer for more information about the event at Jake’s Billiards or click here for information about After Gateway. …
If you haven’t gotten the word yet from the county Board of Elections, College Hill has a new polling place again. Beginning with the November 8 elections, it will move back to the Reynolds Center, the former YMCA at Tate and Market streets now owned by Greensboro College. That means voting no longer requires us to play Frogger with the traffic on Washington Street to get to the school administration building from its parking lot across the street. …
Impact of historic preservation
The city Planning Department has put out a report on the impact of historic preservation in Greensboro. “One of the things that make Greensboro such a great place is our neighborhoods. Our older ones especially tell wonderful stories about life at different points in our history,” the report says. Highlights:
- Property values in College Hill rose 357 percent from 1980 to 2012; in Fisher Park, 316 percent; and in Aycock, 272 percent.
- Homeowners and other property owners invested $18 million in improvements in the three local historic districts from 2006-15. (More than 75 percent of the spending was in Fisher Park.)
- Greensboro has three locally designated historic districts, 12 districts on the National Register of Historic Places, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, a National Historic Landmark (Blandwood Mansion), and 44 individual properties on the National Register.