greensboro, north Carolina


action greensboro & downtown incoporated, inc.


 +/- 530 acres


land uses:
retail, restaurants, residential, office, entertainment, cultural, civic/public, transit, & open space

Greensboro Center City Plan

The Greensboro Center City Plan sets a vision for the city’s heart over the next 20 years, transforming a largely historic commercial downtown into a more vibrant, 24-hour destination. Four key themes that embodied the spirit of Greensboro - Freedom, Motion, Innovation, and Tradition – became the four “cornerstones” that guide the plan from conception to implementation. The plan divided the downtown into a series of districts and neighborhoods. Through the promotion of existing assets and a mixed of land uses, the plan focused on the preservation of existing buildings, connective pedestrian-oriented streets, transit, parking, and open space to create a clear identity in order to attract investment. 

This landmark planning process identifies, locates, and visualizes catalytic projects of various sizes for the city. This plan led to the successful implementation of several catalytic projects through public, private, and public-private partnerships over the last 10 years since the plan was adopted: Newbridge Bank Park, Center City Park, Triad Stage, International Civil Rights Center and Museum, renovation of the Depot, development of the Southside Neighborhood, the Downtown Greenway, and other independent private development projects.


The project depicted hereon is a project of Cooper Carry, Inc. Richard J Flierl was principal-in-charge of this project while employed by Cooper Carry, Inc.