Friday, August 9, 2013


No, I am not describing Action Greensboro's recent failed attempt at urban entertainment... i am describing what Cecelia  Thompson , Dyan Arkin, Action Greensboro and the Bryan foundation want to bring to my neighborhood...(no not the greenway either) 
Twelve years in the making, the All Star City Staff of the South Elm Street Redevelopment is now officially working on a "Pop up Dog-park" near The Mill at the corner of Lee Street and Elm...
I found this out on the same day that the city of Greensboro announced it "may" spend $7,800,000 to purchase land to accommodate the proposed GPAC. 

The South Elm Street site was once considered one of three finalists for some  GPAC love ...probably due to the facts that the city/redevelopment commission own 13 acres of land , adjacent to I40 and I85 twice (down Lee st on one side and down Elm Eugene on the other), approved and planned federally funded parking deck, infrastructure etc...

After the Ballpark fiasco, after the South Elm Street Redevelopment ongoing disappointments and delays, after the illusive University center and greenway...we are getting a Dog Park... and i was told "I should be happy about it"...

Thank You Action Greensboro? 

I should be happy that the city will not bring $ to my side of town because  "it is a little too far south" or " a little too dark", BUT i should be happy that we are getting a Pop Up Dog park...Really?

We did not get the "Pop Up Promenade" or the "Pop Up festival" but we are getting " the pop up Dog park... So we do not get white people to spend their money on my side of town , but we get the white people to bring their dogs to my side of town to take big shits. 

This is how Action Greensboro, Cecelia Thompson, Reggie Delahanty and Dyan Arkin really feel about my neighborhood... After all,  we are so used to being dumped on that we may not notice the difference.

Earlier this year the same players propose to use Bragg St to test painting techniques for February One "Pop Up Promenade"... I suggested they tried their experiment in front of Centerpointe instead.

I am not happy and I am not thrilled... 


  1. Great title but sad statement re the South Elm St site and current mangement.

  2. The dogs will protect them from the black man and make them all feel safer.

  3. You made all the puppies sad. All they want is to run free.

  4. Oh, so now your not mad that Cecelia stole your amazing idea of a dog park? Now it is a bad idea? You are so full of it.

    1. Katie, i thought you would be satisfied with your post on FB this morning as you got your five minutes...Cecelia did use my idea,m partially ,as we thought of having a dog park with a beer garden attached to it...on the property that I own and paid for...

      Action Greensboro/Cecelia use public land, and public funds to achieve mediocre results and now to compete against private businesses...don't put something there for the sake of putting something there... remember when you were bitching about DGI putting a coffee vendor in front of your door? and you , young professional you, I never said it was a bad idea, i said that we have thirteen acres ready to house the GPAC and other grand plans, so sorry if I do not get excited about a fucking dog park...

  5. The dog park can be placed somewhere else. The land can be used to bring in a better tax base. The dog park is a cool idea but location is everything.

    I think dogs barking breaks the noise level downtown so why they put anything in downtown is a mystery anyway. The noise regulation goes any lower, breathing will be against the law.