Friday 18 Oct 2019


Next Phase Of Downtown Streetscape Project Begins

You’ll notice changes happening in the southern end of Downtown Goldsboro.

The next phase of the downtown streetscape redevelopment project is getting underway.

Crews have already closed down Center Street between Elm and Spruce streets for the work.

Goldsboro Downtown Development Director Julie Metz says this is Phase 3 of the Center Street Streetscape work, a revitalization project that started in 2013 after the city was awarded a multi-million dollar TIGER Grant.

Metz says they’re thinking the improved section of Center Street could be used for residential developments.

And, don’t fret: the historic Freedom Tree at the intersection of Center and Spruce Street will remain.

Metz says this next phase of work also includes funds for wayfinding signage across Goldsboro and transforming Cornerstone Commons into “The Hub,” which will feature a performance stage that doubles as a GWTA bus shelter and public restrooms.

According to figures from Metz and the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation, since 2013, the downtown has added more than 140,000 square feet of building space back into production of once vacant buildings, and the private sector has responded by contributing approximately $19.5 million into the downtown with investments.

The next phase of Center Street improvements is expected to be completed by May of 2020.

 

“The Hub” design

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