Wallace Development in College Hill Historic District
Threat: Demolition and Over-scaled Redevelopment
South Mendenhall, Tate, Spring Garden streets
Greensboro’s oldest neighborhood, once considered “safe” by the city’s preservation community, is under mounting pressure for redevelopment. In spite of being the city’s first historic district, rising land values and poorly maintained buildings are steering some of the neighborhood’s early buildings towards destruction for new construction. The Wallace family recently submitted plans for the removal of several 100-year old houses at the corner of Spring Garden and Mendenhall streets, while UNCG presses forward with plans to remove all houses remaining in the 200 block of McIver Street. Without attention and planning, College Hill will begin to decline as its historic resources are destroyed and replaced with modern construction.