Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI) is holding a series of pop-ups in January, but these aren’t shops.
These will be pop-up events to gather more input from people on the proposed 2030 Vision strategic action plan.
The idea is pretty simple: What would you like downtown Greensboro to look feel and be like in 10 years.
Ten years ago someone might have suggested that, with the downtown ballpark going strong, what was needed was some development around it and that the downtown needed more hotels, more apartments for rent, more parking decks and some new office buildings.
DGI held a number of successful community workshops on the 2030 Vision plan in November and is following that up with these pop-up events to continue what those workshops started.
One pop-up event is scheduled for each of the five City Council districts, so regardless of where you live, you shouldn’t have to travel far to participate.
However, there are two workshops this week on Wednesday, Jan. 15, so while you may not have to travel far, you may not have much time to plan.
The first workshop is in District 4 with Councilmember Nancy Hoffmann at Green Joe’s at 2915 Battleground Ave. from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15.
The District 5 pop-up with Councilmember Tammi Thurm is at Toshi’s Café at 5710 Gate City Blvd on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 1 p.m.
Anyone can attend any of the pop-ups, so regardless of where you live, if you can’t make those two events, you have a little time to put an upcoming one on your calendar.
The District 2 pop-up with Councilmember Goldie Wells will be Monday, Jan. 27 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Café at Revolution at 1250 Revolution Mill Dr.
The District 3 pop-up with Councilmember Justin Outling will be Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Green Bean at 341 S. Elm St. from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The District 1 pop-up has not been scheduled.