2030 Strategic Vision Plan

2030 Strategic Vision Plan

How should downtown look, feel and function 10 years from now? DGI and its partners are crafting a new strategic action plan for Downtown and we need your input. Let’s think BIG.

About the Plan
What does the next decade hold for Downtown Greensboro? Downtown Greensboro Inc., in partnership with the City of  Greensboro and Guilford County, is developing a new strategic action plan for the future of Downtown. The 2030 Vision Plan will outline goals, strategies and “big moves” that will shape Downtown for the next 10 years. With an emphasis on “action,” the plan will lay out clear steps to achieve our shared goals.

Community Participation
We’re undertaking a community-wide effort to collect public input for the Vision Plan. For several months, we’ve been meeting with residents, business and property owners, students, employers, young professionals and more to gather ideas and inspiration for the Vision Plan. In November, two community workshops and a series of stakeholder meetings were held to collect input from more than 200 participants. From December 2020 – February 2021, in-person pop up events were held each city council district in coordination with an online survey conducted to gain feedback from residents across the city. 1200 residents participated in the survey. This process sought to ensure broad-based feedback from a cross-section of community members and stakeholders in Greensboro.

A follow-up online survey was conducted during July – August 2020 with over 600 respondents to capture new ideas and gauge changing perspectives as a result of the pandemic. It was important to the process, to take the pulse of the community to assess current priorities and ensure our plan was responding to, and appropriate for, the profound changes we’ve all experience the last several months. Ideas and information collected from the Greensboro community informed the vision, goals and strategies that form the backbone of the Plan.


Next Steps
We are entering the final phase of our process and look forward to sharing the final Plan shortly.

Questions? Email: Sarah Healy, Director of Operations, DGI

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