City of High Point
The city was awarded approximately $240,000 for the Urban Placemaking to Develop and Transform the Economy of High Point (UPDATE High Point): Preparing for the 21st Century – An Ordinance Rewrite for a Sustainable Community project. UPDATE High Point will create a new ordinance that enhances the vibrancy and vitality of downtown High Point. The city of High Point has long been a commercial hub of central North Carolina by drawing visitors from around the globe to the downtown’s semi-annual home furnishings trade show. In recent years, however, downtown High Point has seen limited economic investment and population growth due in part the city’s two decade-old ordinance that encourages development on the periphery, discouraging infill and brownfield development. The new ordinance will be drafted with significant input from the community and will be developed alongside new design standards and preferred development types that the city can use to incentivize desired development forms, such as mixed-use development.
Anticipated Project Benefits:
Core Partners: University of North Carolina Greensboro Center for New North Carolinians, Center for Energy Research & Technology at North Carolina A&T State University, Clarion Associates, Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation