More happy meetings

Update: I had to pick up Jinni, then hurry over to a ‘stop the cannon’ meeting at City Hall (details to come).  My editor was apparently expecting my suggested 3:00p scoop on this wonderful development.  Sorry sports fans, but the N&R’s Nate DeGraff got me on this one.


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Wharton hints at some of the many things going on about town in general and here in our ‘hood in particular.  Big things.


He mentioned the fact that there was a meeting yesterday involving the North State Chevy property just north of First Horizon Park.  I was there along with representatives from the most excellent Boulevard Company out of Charlotte, Cooper-Cary, Downtown Greensboro, Inc., and the property owners Jim and Steve Jones.


The Jones brothers are working hard to bring something fine and ambitious to Greensboro and I am impressed.  Not just with their plans for their property, but with them.  They are very serious about bringing together a development that will assure their legacy for generations to come with a community minded approach that Greensboro sorely needs.


Ray Gibbs, of Downtown Greensboro, requested that I keep the details out of my blog until after 3:00p today, at which time the other press will get to see what is up the Jones brother’s sleeve.  Happy to oblige, but I will give you this.


The voters of North Carolina recently passed a law allowing municipalities to issue tax increment financing bonds.  Greensboro will likely be the proving grounds for the implementation of that new statute.  I was a supporter of that measure and The ‘Bellemeade Village’ project will bring focus as to why the statute is an important tool for development.

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