Welcome to the project website for the College Hill Neighborhood Plan!
Dating back to the early nineteenth century, College Hill is one of Greensboro’s oldest neighborhoods and first locally designated historic district. Located between Downtown Greensboro and Greensboro College on the east, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on the west, the College Hill neighborhood brings with it a rich diversity of residents, students, faculty, families and seniors. In an effort to protect and preserve their historic community’s rich architectural heritage, the College Hill Neighborhood Association is working with the Greensboro Planning Department to create the College Hill Neighborhood Plan. Your participation is crucial! Download the project app to submit comments, ideas, and photos today!
A Bit of History…
College Hill’s unique location between downtown Greensboro and Greensboro College on the east and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on the west, contributes to the energy brought by the diversity of its residents, including students, faculty families and seniors. It is a community rich in history and identity; with amenities of convenience, architectural charm, human scale, and a sense of character.
Dating back to the early nineteenth century, College Hill is Greensboro’s oldest community and first historic district, designated in 1980. In recent years, the community has overcome hard times that nearly destroyed its rich architectural heritage. Once, this neighborhood was dominated by absentee-owned apartment houses in substandard condition, and grand old Victorian homes were demolished for commercial development. This was before the area was identified by its community members and the City’s Department of Housing and Community Development as needing assistance and neighborhood revitalization in 1978. Since then College Hill residents and the College Hill Neighborhood Association have taken up the banner of historic preservation neighborhood planning.