Central Business (CB) District Design Standards

In February, City Council identified a need for building design standards for the downtown area and asked staff to draft an ordinance for their consideration. Downtowns are economic generators for cities and it is important to protect investments that have been made in this area.  The city currently has design standards for areas just outside the CB district and in other areas of the city, but not for the CB district.  

Design Standards Objectives:

  • Safeguards—that protect existing & future investments
  • User-friendly—not complicated
  • Manageable
  • Practical—take market showrooms into consideration
  • Allow design creativity—not suppress it

The Central Business District Design Standards Draft (PDF) is available for public review. The final standards, once approved, will apply to new construction, additions and alterations to the exterior of buildings within the CB district. A map showing the CB district boundaries is included in the standards document. The public is invited to drop-in any time between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on April 18, 2017 to talk with staff and give them your feedback on the proposed design standards.
Meeting Information

 What:     Public Drop-in Session

When:     Tuesday, April 18, 2017
                12:00 – 7:00 p.m.

 Where:   High Point Museum
               1859 East Lexington Ave.
                High Point, NC 27265

            Why:     To get your feedback on the 
                          draft design standards

A final set of design standards is scheduled to be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission on May 23, 2017 and by City Council on June 5, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact the Planning and Development Department at 336-883-3328.

Upcoming Meetings

  1. Public Drop-in Session
    When:      Tuesday, April 18, 2017
                    12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Location: High Point Museum
                    1859 East Lexington Ave.
                    High Point, NC 27265

    Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing
    When:     Tuesday, May 23, 2017
                    6:00 p.m.
    Location: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor
                    Municipal Building
                    211 S. Hamilton St.
                    High Point, NC 27260
    City Council Public Hearing
    When:     Monday, June 5, 2017
                    5:30 p.m.
    Location: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor
                    Municipal Building
                    211 S. Hamilton St.
                    High Point, NC 27260
Map Vicinity to HP Museum
The map shows the meeting location for the Public Drop-In Session on April 18, 2017.