Author Archives: David Arneke

This month at the HPC: A COA application for new fencing, a retaining wall and more at 301 N. Mendenhall Street

Update: The application was continued until the July meeting to get more detailed information. The Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing this month on one request for a certificate of appropriateness in College Hill. The meeting will be … Continue reading

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Long-awaited College Hill street signage project to begin

News release from the City of Greensboro: Post Date:05/31/2023 11:32 AM “Refurbished decorative street name signs and sign posts will soon grace the historic College Hill neighborhood. A City contractor will be removing signs at about 30 intersections throughout College … Continue reading

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This month at the HPC: Window changes and a new fence

Update: Both COA applications were approved. The Historic Preservation Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, May 31, at 4 p.m. The agenda will include public hearings on two applications for certificates of appropriateness for College Hill properties at 706 Spring … Continue reading

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Arlen Nicolls named to Historic Preservation Commission

Arlen Nicolls has been named the College Hill representative on the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. She is a Realtor and has lived in College Hill since 2008. Arlen has long been active in the College Hill Neighborhood Association, having served … Continue reading

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Guilford’s only documented lynching occurred in College Hill; you can learn about it via Zoom on Thursday February 23

Guilford County’s only documented lynching occurred in 1887 at a location described vaguely at the time as on or near “Mr. Jackson’s farm.” That farm was located in the general area of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in College … Continue reading

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Homeowners and absentee landlords: Here’s how property ownership in College Hill stands today

The January neighborhood association meeting on Monday will include a discussion of how to better engage College Hill’s many landlords in maintaining and improving the neighborhood. It’s a challenge that has been addressed with little success and varying degrees of … Continue reading

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Airbnb now shows 8 short-term rental listings in College Hill, including 3 entire houses and a house with 3 apartments

Airbnb has listed short-term rentals in College Hill since at least 2014, but there may be more of them now than ever. This week, 919 Carr Street hosted its first Airbnb guests, bringing the total number of short-term rental units … Continue reading

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College Hill historic-home prices continued to soar in 2022

2022 was a relatively quiet year for real estate in College Hill. Few historic homes went up for sale, continuing the trend of recent years. I counted 12 sales during the year; just three involved owner-occupied homes. Five houses (including … Continue reading

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Food drive for Spartan Open Pantry this Saturday at PCOC

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Holiday wreaths go up on College Hill lampposts

Neighborhood volunteers have created holiday wreaths and put them up on lampposts up and down South Mendenhall Street. The wreaths were made possible in part by a generous donation of tree trimmings from the Delancy Street Holiday Tree lot. Lyddan … Continue reading

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