The Greensboro Planning Department is holding an open house for developers and homebuilders to check out development opportunities in Willow Oaks.

The open house will be held at the Willow Oaks Community Center at 700 Bingham St. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18.

City staff will be available to answer questions about the process of developing property on city-owned land in Willow Oaks. Those who attend will be able to review the full inventory of available properties and see the available building sites firsthand, although they might prefer to come back and see them in the daylight.

The Willow Oaks neighborhood plan was launched in 1999, and the Willow Oaks/ Morningside/Lincoln Grove Redevelopment Plan and the Willow Oaks Neighborhood Plan was adopted by the Greensboro City Council in 2000.  The relocation of the residents and the demolition of the Morningside Homes housing project was one of the early steps in the development of this property.

Over 20 years later, the city still has plenty of land available for development. The sites include:

  • C-1 proposed for a two- to three-story senior building with a total of 16 to 24 units.
  • C-2 proposed for a 15,000-square-foot open air, paved and roofed structure or a market building available for pop-up markets.
  • C-3 proposed for 26 attached single-family homes at 1,200 square feet each.
  • C-4 proposed to be 23 detached single-family homes, either one-story 1,200-square-foot homes or two-story 2,400-square-foot homes on 4,000-square-foot to 4,200-square-foot lots.

There are also a number of single-family lots available.

The City of Greensboro has invested $15 million in Willow Oaks neighborhood and provides technical assistance to developers interested in securing other public financial assistance such as tax credits, grants loans and certificates of participation.