Working together to build a better Green Hills for all.
This is a list of ideas submitted to The Green Hills Action Partners, as well as ideas from other community groups. Take a look and add your own!
ROADS & SIDEWALKS:
- Sidewalks to surrounding neighborhoods (Burton Hills).
- Walkways between shopping centers.
- Realign Crestmoor & Glen Echo.
- Sidewalks from Hillsboro Road all the way to Harding!
- Reduce curb cuts.
- Pedestrian walkways over Hillsboro Road.
- Eliminate fences and curbs between businesses.
- Improve the intersection of Harding Place and Hillsboro Road.
PARKING & INTERNAL CIRCULATORS:
- “Go Anywhere Van Shuttle” service. Cost would be minimal, but the retailers’ results could be monumental.A central parking garage. Park & Shop.
- We need a ride/share program. Try shared parking, maybe park & ride from a church lot?
- A shuttle in Green Hills that circulates from Hobbs Road to Crestmoor.
- A continuous ‘hop on, hop off’ trolley looping the shopping areas, and possibly linking to David Lipscomb, Belmont, & Vanderbilt.
- Get better bus routes that connect Green Hills neighborhoods with city-wide public transportation service.
- We need bus service from Green Hills to the airport.
GREENSPACE AND AESTHETICS:
- Let’s build a public playground for the kids!
- We need a nice water feature in Green Hills.
- We need something attractive and cultural to see in Green Hills. I’d like to see outdoor beauty — sculptures, fountains, murals, art, gardens — something pretty to see.
- Let’s reduce signs. We want smaller and less obtrusive billboards. No more digital billboards!
- We have a pretty creek running through Green Hills. It should be a beautiful feature.
- Let’s clean up the newspaper racks. Make it a single box.
- Green Hills could use more green space with trees and flowers. Let’s create visual harmony and improve the landscaping in Green Hills.
AMENITIES & EVENTS:
- We would like to see a hardware store in our area again.
- We need an outdoor entertainment space for small local gatherings instead of more infill of homes.
- We need a bigger and nicer library for Green Hills.
- Where is Metro Police? Let’s ask for a mini police station in Green Hills, where officers can do their reports, walk or ride bikes on their beat!
- Art festival. Appoint a day for festivities, juried art exhibits, yogurt/ice cream/hot dog stand/pretzels in a park similar to San Francisco’s. Major sponsorships from retailers, financial institutions. Set up Steering Committee for feasibility.
- Green Hills needs a nice meeting space that can accommodate 150-200 people to be used for plays, seminars, parties, and community events. The library meeting room isn’t big enough.
- I wish we celebrated the Christmas holidays more. We need Christmas lights down Hillsboro Road during the holidays, a Christmas tree, and a holiday shuttle service.
Let’s get more good restaurants with outdoor patios!
- How about more residential living options close to the business district?
- Let’s get motor scooter stewards, similar to those downtown, to provide directions to visitors & help with trash pickup. They could also be extra security for the area.
- We need a Merchant’s Association in Green Hills.
- Signage (in GH) appears still an issue. Some are too large and we don’t want neon. Limitations in size and material should be enforced. (We need to take a closer look at sign ordinances).
- Let’s create an Architectural board for Green Hills, min 2yr. term. Roll-off on third, if served two consecutive terms. Those in positions are to have experience in such matters with a limited number of members, and no more than three outside of the GH footprint.
- Put all stop lights on metal arms. Remove the numerous unsightly power lines that line Hillsboro Road. How about getting underground utilities?
- There needs to be Metro incentives, tax abatement or discounts for building owners to update exteriors of their buildings, parking lots, remove old light bases, and re-strip or reseal their parking lots.
- We need continuity and cohesiveness with natural aesthetics in Green Hills. Similar to New Mexico and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona.