Posted to From the Source by Jolie Helton
Public Input Meeting on Downtown Mixed-Use Area Plan
On Monday, July 31, the Planning & Development Department along with other City staff hosted a public input meeting about the Downtown Mixed-Use Area Plan. Nearly 200 people came to the YWCA to hear more about recommendations to guide the growth and redevelopment of the 131-acre area around the proposed multi-use stadium.
How Did We Get Here?
So let's back up a few years. In 2007, City Council adopted the Core City Plan, which recognized the need for two distinct downtown districts: market showrooms and a conventional downtown. Much of this 131-acre area was identified as the downtown mixed-use district, meaning that this is a good location for a traditional downtown - retail, office, services and residential properties that function year-round, and not just during the High Point Furniture Market.
The Core City Plan also talked about a need for a catalyst project to ignite the development needed to create this conventional downtown.
Catalyst: an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action (Merriam-Webster)
In 2016, City Council approved as one of its strategic goals, "create a downtown catalyst project that produces:
Posted to In case you were wondering… by TERESA LOFLIN
During a normal summer, folks in the Triad would be enjoying an evening game at any number of baseball venues. High Pointers were looking forward to the second season of the Rockers in the downtown ballpark; we hear there might be a short season. We at the Museum also were looking forward to celebrating baseball by reprising our baseball exhibit from last summer with additional photographs and materials. Well, the exhibit is ready, but like the baseball season, it may be postponed until another summer.
Tag(s): Industrial League, High Point, baseball