Development Activity

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  • High Point Planning and Development Department
  • High Point Information and Technology Department - GIS Division
  • High Point Public Services Department
  • High Point Engineering Services Department
High Point Planning & Development Department
The High Point Planning & Development Department can provide information about:
  • Land Use
  • Historic Preservation Design Review
  • Building Permit Reports
  • Annexations
  • Zoning Cases
  • Board of Adjustment Cases
  • Development Plans
  • Subdivisions
The Planning and Development Department maintains a variety of information on development activity in the city, including the following:
  • Land Use - The City’s Land Use Plan (PDF) and small area plans (PDF) collectively guide the future development of the city. However, the land uses designated on the Land Use Plan Map (PDF) are not necessarily the same as the existing land use.
  • Historic Preservation Design Review - Case files and minute books for the Historic Preservation Commission provide information about design review (PDF) of properties within the city’s local historic districts.
  • Building Permit Reports - Monthly and weekly reports prepared by the Inspection Services Division provide information about building permits and other activities, such as substandard housing, nuisances, and zoning enforcement through August 2015.
  • Annexations - The location, acreage and date of approval of annexations into the city is tracked using Excel spreadsheets and is also mapped by decade (PDF) from the city's founding in 1859 to mid-2015.
  • Zoning Cases - Information about zoning amendments, special use permits, and street closings heard by the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council can be provided, including the name of the applicant, location, description of proposal, and date of final action.
  • Board of Adjustment Cases - Information about cases heard by the Board of Adjustment can be provided, including the name of the applicant, location, description of proposal, and date of final action.
  • Development Plans - Starting in August 2015, all land development projects, such as zoning map amendments, site plans, subdivision plats, and construction permits, are being processed through Accela, an online permitting system that is accessible via the City's one source development guide Build High Point. Information about the status of projects processed through this system is available by using Accela Citizen Access (ACA). Finalized development plans and subdivision plats approved by the Technical Review Committee prior to August 2015 are scanned into the City’s Image Management System (CHPIMS).

Much of the information listed above is also summarized in the department’s annual report.

High Point Information & Technology Services Department


The High Point Information & Technology Services Department can provide information about:
 
  • Annexations
  • Board of Adjustment Cases
  • Development Plans
  • Land Use
  • Subdivisions
  • Water Quality Ponds
  • Zoning Cases
The GIS Division can provide the following GIS layers related to development activity, most of which are also available on the Point, the City’s interactive web application.
  • Annexations
  • Board of Adjustment cases
  • General Land Use (GLU) - in address layer based on use at time of creation, so not always up-to-date
  • Land Use Designated in Land Use Plan
  • Special Use Permits
  • Subdivisions
  • Water Quality Ponds (GIS layer only)
  • Zoning Districts
ITS staff can also run reports about reviewed projects from the development tracking system based on categories such as type of project, acreage, and date.

High Point Public Services Department
The High Point Public Services Department can provide information about:
 
  • Water Quality Ponds
The Public Services Department can provide information about which subdivisions have water quality ponds and where they are located.

High Point Engineering Services Department
The High Point Engineering Services Department can provide information about:
  • Standard Drawings for Infrastructure Improvements
The Engineering Services Department can provide standard drawings for infrastructure improvements in electronic format. These drawings are periodically revised to reflect current construction practices and material availability.