Greensboro Architect Ken Mayer has emailed me a revised version of the new Carolina Bank building site plan, along with this message:
Over the past two weeks, the City’s Planning and Transportation Departments have worked intensively with Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates and Carolina Bank to modify the Bank Headquarters’ site plan to be more accommodating to the future downtown design guidelines. The resulting final site plan is attached. Readers of this blog should know the collaborative effort put into this by both Planning and Transportation staff was significant and I believe the end result accomplishes everyone’s objectives.Here's the new site plan:
From a pedestrian's point of view, this plan is a big improvement over the previous one, which I last wrote about here. The Spring Street side has a main entrance that isn't divided from the sidewalk by parking, and the parking lot is broken up by what looks like a significant amount of landscaping.
Here is the earlier plan:
I can't tell from the PDF exactly what kind of trees are planned, but the addition of significant tree canopy in this area of downtown will also be a very welcome development.
Kudos to MMPA, Carolina Bank, and city planning and transportation staff for their efforts. I know they will be very much appreciated by future generations. Let me also add that Ken Mayer is a man of grace and civility, who treated me politely when I criticized his work.