Friday, December 21, 2007

Lawndale-Cornwallis has been saved!

This morning, Dec. 21, developers requesting a rezoning for the corner block of Lawndale and Cornwallis for Walgreens store withdrew their request. This is most welcome news for the neighborhood!
We thank all Greensboro residents from around the city who joined our neighborhood effort to oppose this development proposal. Many of you offered moral support and financial support to help cover our sign expenses. Some of you even attended our neighborhood meeting and became just as active in writing City Council members, writing letters to the Editor, and posting comments on this blog as those who reside in our immediate neighborhood. We are gratified by your willingness to work hard on our behalf, and we credit you for having elevated our local cause into a city-wide issue. We always believed this would be a test case for the new Council, and those of you who live in the broader Greensboro community have helped make it so. We believe that the plan was withdrawn because it would have faced certain defeat if it had come before the City Council. This turn of events is good news for our neighborhood and for other neighborhoods who feel vulnerable to the threat of commercial development where they live.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

City Council Tues at 5:30. Please join us!

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, City Council will vote on a continuance of the vote on the Walgreens proposal to the January 15 meeting. Please attend this Tuesday for the vote on the continuance. Show up in person to reinforce all of the emails and letters Council members are receiving from the neighborhood and beyond. It puts faces with the words. It's very important for opponents to be there for the 5:30 meeting. Plan to arrive early. It should take less than 1/2 hour. Parking is free for one hour or less in the Greene Street Parking Deck.

Contact City Council members and the Mayor. Just
click here to send an email to Mayor Johnson and all of City Council. Be sure the subject line gets your message across. The best thing is to send letters, but also phone calls work. Click here for addresses and phone numbers.

Ask Mayor Johnson and City Council to vote NO on the rezoning!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


More signs are in.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Enter at Your Own Risk!

These shots of Cornwallis traffic near Lawndale show everyday traffic that affects everyone
passing through this intersection. Imagine another 50 cars -- as projected by the traffic study -- during the afternoon rush trying to get through to the 15,000 square-foot Walgreens they want to put on this busy corner.

Posted by the Steering Committee

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Get Involved.

We had a very successful meeting on Tursday, Dec. 6. Over 85 people attended a briefing on the potential rezoning of the northeast corner block of Lawndale Dr. and Cornwallis Dr. Opposition to the Walgreens proposal by neighbors is intense and signs are going up.

We invite any concerned Greensboro resident to join us in taking action. Click and send us an email with your name and address and tel. no. to request to join us. We thank you.

-Steering Committee

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Neighborhood Meeting

Please come to a neighborhood meeting to organize against the Walgreens proposal.
7:00 pm, Thursday, December 6, in the Fellowship Hall of Guilford Park Presbyterian Church, 2100 Fernwood Dr. at Fairfield Ave. Enter the main office door on Fairfield Ave. and follow the hall to the door at the end.

Monday, December 3, 2007

We don't need another drug store

This map shows the 10 pharmacies located within 2.5 miles of the proposed Walgreens (6 within 1 mile!). As anyone can see, our neighborhood is already benefiting from plenty of competition. Adding another competitor isn't likely to improve the service or prices we enjoy today.

Those stores include:
  1. Kerr Drug (2190 Lawndale Dr)
  2. Target Pharmacy (2600 Lawndale Dr)
  3. Harris Teeter (2639 Lawndale Dr)
  4. Rite-Aid (1700 Battleground Ave)
  5. Custom Care Pharmacy (2500 Battleground Ave)
  6. Rite-Aid (2998 Northline Ave)
  7. Gate City Pharmacy (803 Friendly Center Rd)
  8. CVS Pharmacy(3000 Battleground Ave)
  9. Phar Merica (749 Simpson St)
  10. Walgreens (3703 Lawndale Dr)