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Triad Annexation (GSO/W-S/HP)


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Here are some maps showing areas outside of Greensboro and High Point which will eventually become a part of those cities. The first map shows a Greensboro water and sewer map. Its a look into the future seeing how large Greensboro will geographically get at this point. The city will eventually double in size geographically extending further east towards Burlington. The city will span over 20 miles across from east to west and downtown will become the geographic center of the city.

The purple, blue and dark green areas are Greensboro water and sewer areas. The outline of the areas will eventually become Greensboro City Limits. The black dash line in eastern Guilford County is the annexation agreement line between Greensboro and Burlington. Burlington will have the ability to annex a couple miles into Guilford County. One day Greensboro and Burlington city limits will touch. In another 40 or 50 years as these areas develop with homes, retail etc, they'll be talking about a need for an outer loop and the current Greensboro loop would become the inner loop similar to Raleigh.

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High Point is more limited but does have some area to grow, even expanding into Davidson County and Randolph County. There is an annexation agreement between Greensboro and High Point.

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Greensboro and Kernersville city limits touch so Kernersville is as much of a bedroom community to Greensboro as it is Winston-Salem.

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The city of Greensboro is already physically large enough to house 1M inhabitants, right now. The last thing the city needs is to chase after more financially unproductive, environmentally destructive low-density sprawl. An outer freeway loop would be a spectacular waste of resources. I believe that a large part of Greensboro's sleepy reputation is due to its spread-out physical environment. The city needs to thicken up, not spread ever outward.

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6 hours ago, jthomas said:

The city of Greensboro is already physically large enough to house 1M inhabitants, right now. The last thing the city needs is to chase after more financially unproductive, environmentally destructive low-density sprawl. An outer freeway loop would be a spectacular waste of resources. I believe that a large part of Greensboro's sleepy reputation is due to its spread-out physical environment. The city needs to thicken up, not spread ever outward.

Definitely a lot of land. If Greensboro could magically annex all that land today it would have about the same area as Charlotte but would still be less dense than Charlotte.  If Greensboro annexed all that land it would probably have around 400,000 people. Charlotte has over 800,000 with roughly the same amount of area. You bring up good points though. Greensboro does need to get denser.

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On 10/31/2021 at 10:33 PM, cityboi said:

I know that's crazy. As connected as the Triad is I'm surprised they divided up like that.

People living in the town of Cary whom live in Chatham County section  where the town limits cross over are a part of the Durham metro area but not Raleigh metro area which most of Cary is a part of.  This bring ups the point Raleigh Durham Cary is one metro area and should be designated back that way and the same goes for Greensboro Winston Salem and High Point need to be one metro area again! 

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16 hours ago, KJHburg said:

People living in the town of Cary whom live in Chatham County section  where the town limits cross over are a part of the Durham metro area but not Raleigh metro area which most of Cary is a part of.  This bring ups the point Raleigh Durham Cary is one metro area and should be designated back that way and the same goes for Greensboro Winston Salem and High Point need to be one metro area again! 

I agree. It made no sense to separate the Triangle or Triad.

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