On Elm Street, A Chapter of History Is Preserved

A touchstone to Greensboro’s commercial past now enjoys an extra level of recognition…and protection. Last night, the Meyer’s Department Store building at the corner of South Elm Street and February One Place was designated as a Guilford County Landmark Property by the Greensboro City Council. The owner-requested designation was unanimously approved by council following a…

Greensboro’s 2008 Preservation Award Winners

Greensboro has a long history of historic preservation and adaptive reuse, dating back to the 1887 conservation of the Guilford Courthouse battleground and the 1924 establishment of the Greensboro Historical Museum in the old First Presbyterian Church. Today, historic preservation remains an important part of the Gate City’s identity and character, illustrated by nine exciting…

Planning for Balance in Greensboro

Developers say they are weary of continued neighborhood opposition of infill projects. Neighborhoods say they need direction and assurance that infill projects will be compatible. City staff recognizes that both developers and homeowners want to protect their investments. But where to start? When the City of Greensboro and constituents* applied for a Smart Growth Implementation…