Meetings Scheduled To Discuss High Point Road, Lee Street Name Change

9:46 AM, Aug 9, 2013   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The city of Greensboro has scheduled five meetings for community members to give feedback on renaming the High Point Road and Lee Street corridor.

The meetings are scheduled between August 21 and August 27:

  • August 21, Windsor Recreation Center
    • 1601 E. Lee St.
    • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • August 22, Koury Convention Center Auditorium, Entrance F
    • 3121 High Point Rd.
    • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • August 22, GTCC - Medlin Campus Center, Room CC041
    • 601 High Point Rd., Jamestown
    • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • August 27, Greensboro Coliseum Special Event Center, Room 2
    • 1921 W. Lee St.
    • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • August 27, Barber Park, Simkins Indoor Pavillion
    • 1500 Dans Rd.
    • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

WFMY News 2 reported in May that the city talked about renaming the historic 19-mile corridor as part of a revitalization effort. The cost of the first phase of revitalizing the area is $8 million and is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2014.

Read: Council Mulls Name Change For High Point Road, Lee Street

East Lee Street runs from the eastern part of Guilford County - at the intersection of Young's Mill Road - through Greensboro, into Jamestown and ends at U.S. 311 in High Point. 

Gate City Boulevard is the new name proposed for the corridor that some consider the "Gateway to Greensboro."

The city cited several reasons for renaming the road, which was first discussed several years ago when the High Point Road/West Lee Street Corridor Plan was adopted. 

  • Improve navigation along the corridor
  • Rebrand the corridor
  • Create a sense of community pride
  • Demonstrate unity and cooperation among jurisdictions
  • Promote new investment in the corridor

The cost of replacing the street signs is estimated at $30,000 from the city and $100,000 from the state via the General Fund.

*This article was originally published July 29. It has been re-posted to remind community members about the upcoming meetings. The only update is that a meeting scheduled for August 20 is now set for August 27.

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