Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)
The Piedmont Triad was awarded a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to aid in the development of a Sustainable Communities Regional Plan. PART led the application process partnering with transportation, land use and housing agencies in the Piedmont Triad, including the two councils of government, four metropolitan planning organizations that represent the region, and the planning and housing departments of the cities of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem.
The plan will integrate land use, transportation, housing, social equity, economic development and environmental considerations across jurisdictional lines to maximize the use of the region’s built environment, physical infrastructure and natural resources. The Piedmont Triad plan will encourage investments in revitalization and redevelopment in major cities and smaller towns. This puts the focus on deteriorating neighborhoods and abandoned manufacturing areas to foster new development patterns along the region’s transportation corridors and near existing downtowns and employment centers.