From Jeff Sovich, Neighborhood Planning Coordinator with the Greensboro Planning Department:
Over the next few months, College Hill is embarking on an exciting new project that aims to reclaim neighborhood streets and sidewalks as safe, inviting places for people! College Hill For Everyone will launch in August with a series of temporary demonstration projects that combine traffic-calming, signage, art, branding, history, and community events to enhance College Hill’s quality of life, historic character, and neighborhood identity. Phase 1 of CH4E will begin on Tuesday, August 1, in conjunction with National Night Out.
With your help, the College Hill Neighborhood Association will transform several intersections along Mendenhall Street (from Rankin Place to Walker Avenue), into people-friendly places. The National Night Out celebration will be on Mendenhall Street between Carr Street and Odell Place. For one night, this 150-foot section of Mendenhall will be closed to motor vehicles, so friends, neighbors, and visitors can stroll, chat, create, and play. Take a moment to visit the project webpage, where you can:
- Review the initial presentation from the July 6 Community Conversation,
- Express your thoughts and opinions in a brief online survey,
- View the latest survey results, and
- Volunteer to help with the August 1 launch event.
Be a part of this innovative project that will re-envision the way streets and public spaces can serve people and make our neighborhoods greater!