Southwest Renewal
SOUTHWESTRENEWALUPDATE
SOUTHWESTCORE CITYBOUNDARIES1331 ACRES2.08 Square Miles3450 PopulationMarket District
WHERE IS THE SOUTHWEST?HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZEDBUSINESS ZONE [HUB ZONE]
SOUTHWEST RENEWALFoundation of High PointIncorporated: November 2011Certified: 501 (C) 3 May 2012pro bono
GOALSupplement City Project
ParticularlySouthside Committee4 Blocks S. Main Street
WE BELIEVESTRONG COMMUNITIESBUILDSTRONG RETAIL
WE BELIEVESTRONG COMMUNITIESFOSTERINVESTMENTSandSUPPORT THE ARTS
WE DEVELOPEDA VISIONOFRENEWAL
$3000 GrantEPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NCSt. Mary’s Episcopal ChurchHigh Point
CONCEPTMAP
SOUTHWEST 2012PRESENTEDPOWERPOINT75O PEOPLE
2012Ascertain InterestBuild SupportGain InputDISTRIBUTED 1200 HANDOUTS
Southwest High PointA Diamond in the Rough
People LOVED the VISIONANDADMIRED the POWERPOINT
BUT THEY HAD PRECONCEPTIONS
We ListenedWHAT WEHEARD
WHAT WE HEARD UGLY
WHAT WE HEARD UGLY ISOLATED-DISCONNECTED
WHAT WE HEARD UGLY ISOLATED-DISCONNECTE CRIME RIDDEN
WHAT WE HEARD ENVIRONMENTALLY DEGRADED
WHAT WE HEARD ENVIRONMENTALLY DEGRADED NOT A GOOD AREA FORINVESTMENT
WHAT WE HEARD ENVIRONMENTALLY DEGRADED NOT A GOOD AREA FORINVESTMENT NOT A GOOD AREA FOR LIVNG
WHAT WE HEARD NEGLECTED/NO VITALITY
WHAT WE HEARD NEGLECTED/NO VITALITY MINORITIES-POVERTY
WHAT WE HEARD NEGLECTED/NO VITALITY MINORITIES-POVERTY DYSFUNCTIONAL OLDFACTORIES & MILLS
WHAT WE HEARD NEGLECTED/NO VITALITY MINORITIES-POVERTY DYSFUNCTIONAL OLDFACTORIES & MILLS NO ECONOMIC ACTIVITIESOPEN Y...
WE UNDERSTOODin part
Overgrownroadways
ONE-WAY STREETSOVERHEAD POWER LINES
EMPTY LOTS
LOTS OF EMPTY LOTS
KUDZU
LOTS OF KUDZU
LOTS & LOTS OFKUDZUAs much as 30 acres of kudzu
TOO MUCH KUDZU
IN THE MIDDLE OFOUR CITYHIGH POINT, NC
BUT
ALSOLOTS OFASSETS
SOUTHWESTASSETS
PARKLIKE ATMOSPHERE
OPEN SPACE
SPACE FOR COMMUNITYGARDENS & URBANORCHARDS
Southside Park Goldston ParkHarvell ParkPARK-LIKE ATMOSPHERE
FURNITURE MARKET
FABRIC MARKET
GOOD INFRASTRUCTURE
MASS TRANSITFACILITIES
HEALHTYCORPORATIONS
SHOPS ON S. MAIN STREETSMALL BUSINESSES
Great CommercialBuildings
POP ARCHITECTURE
SLEEK MODERN BUILDINGS
CREATIVEHISTORIC SPACES
Opportunities for Tourism
NC Shakespeare FestivalLocated in Southwest
HISTORICPRESERVATION
GROWING
FUNKY ANTIQUES
FINE ACCESSORIES
COOL CONNECTORS
BACKSTREETSWAYCOOL
MORE COOL CONNECTORSRAILS TO TRAILS
RICHLAND CREEK
POTENTIAL for GREENWAYS
GTCCRIGHTNEXTDOORHigh Point-S. Main St.
SOUTHWEST FUTURE
THE ROADAHEAD
SOUTHWEST UPDATE
SOUTHWEST UPDATEATTRACTIVE
SOUTHWEST UPDATEATTRACTIVECONNECTED
SOUTHWEST UPDATEATTRACTIVECONNECTEDSAFE
SOUTHWEST UPDATEATTRACTIVECONNECTEDSAFEHEALTHY
SOUTHWEST UPDATEATTRACTIVECONNECTEDSAFEHEALTHYPROSPEROUS
SOUTHWEST UPDATEATTRACTIVECONNECTEDSAFEHEALTHYPROSPEROUSINVESTED
#1Make the SouthwestAttractiveLANDSCAPE
LANDSCAPEDEVELOPStreet Trees
LANDSCAPEDEVELOPStreet TreesOpen Spaces
LANDSCAPEDEVELOPStreet TreesOpen SpacesUrban Orchards
LANDSCAPEDEVELOPCommunity Gardens
LANDSCAPEDEVELOPCommunity GardensFarmers’ Markets
GOAL #1: IMPROVERAILWAY CORRIDORTHROUGH theCENTER CITYPlant Trees + Landscape
UPDATERailway CorridorEnhancement ProjectApprovedFALL 2012
Now 12 sectionsalong the railwaycorridor in thecenter city areunder citycontrol
UpdateRAILWAY33 Street Trees PlantedFALL 2012City In-Kind Gift of TreesNeighborhood Gift $4250
BEFORE
AFTER
Railway EnhancementWe Asked for theSTREET CLOCK:COMING SOONto the SOUTHERNRAILWAY DEPOTTHANKS!LASSITER FAMILYJIM MORGANCIT...
PROVIDEOPEN SPACE
UPDATEPartnering with Guilford CountyTo buy 6 acres of Open SpaceAdjoining Oak Hill Elementary
OAK HILL ELEMENTARYOAK HILL OPEN SPACE6 ACRES
 6OPEN SPACE at OAK HILLClosing APRIL 2013Stewardship PlanFunded byThomas Built Bus Co.
Southwest RenewalFoundationGifted FALL 20127.29 acres of Open SpaceAlong Proposed SW GreenwayTHANKS! HARRIS BELL ESTATE
RICHLAND CREEK7.29 acres
Help CreateCommunity Gardens
UPDATEPartnering with Guilford CountyDepartment of Health2012
COMMUNITY GARDEN 2013At Highland Mill Village
Planning Harvest Festivalfor Fall of 2013PUMPKINDAZZLE2013-2014Dallas Arboretum
#2CREATECONNECTIVITY
We DevelopedSOUTHWESTGREENWAY PLAN
Step #2Along RICHLANDCREEK and itsfloodplains
Step #2Along the 2 defunctrailroad beds
Step #2Use sidewalks astie-ins where needed
Step #2To connect residentsto schools
Step #2To connect residentsto parks
Step #2To connect residents towork and shopping
UPDATEIdentified Funding FALL 2012SOUTHWEST GREENWAYFEASIBILITY STUDY& SIDEWALKSNC DOT—Division #7$200,000now earmarked fo...
sw greenwayWILLConnect 6 PublicParksEstimated Cost for Feasibility Study:$33,500
BurtonMacedoniaParkPark
CREATECONNECTIVITYBuild Sidewalks
DEVELOPED PLANIdentified Funding
VailWardLincolnPotts TO DORRISVan Buren
UPDATESAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLSFunding for Southwest Sidewalks$100,000+NC DOT TRANSPORTATIONENHANCEMENT FUNDS$ 66,500
CREATECONNECTIVITYBuild bike lanes,complete streets
UPDATE:ROAD DIETComing in 2013W.GREENRE-PAVINGSTATE ROADMoney Already ApprovedNO EXTRA COST2-LANE PLUS BIKE LANE
NEEDED2-WAY CONVERSIONW.GREEN/W.RUSSELL[3 blocks]Two-Way Necessary to Attract RetailCore City Plan Approved 2007UNC-CH Urb...
2-WAY CONVERSION= SOUTHWEST REVITALIZATIONLooking from S. Main StreetMid-Day, Mid-weekWEST GREEN STREETCurrently DEAD SPACE
CREATECONNECTIVITYWe IdentifiedSW MASS TRANSITCONNECTOR
TRAIN STATIONPARKING DECKFURNITURE MARKET SWCITY OWNEDHOTELFURNITUREMARKET SWF
SW MASS TRANSIT CONNECTORWay CoolifUp FittedSurprisinglyEasyCURRENTLY: BOMBED OUT LOOKWay CoolIfUp FittedTWO LEVELS
UPDATESW MASS TRANSIT CONNECTORFunding for Plan NOW under considerationHigh Point DOT: $50,000with plan the area isEligibl...
WILL CONNECT SOUTHWESTTO MASS TRANSIT FACILITIES
Southern Railway DepotPART HubHI-TRAN Hub
#3MAKE SOUTHWESTSAFE AND SECURE
CRIME RIDDEN?
UPDATEUNC-CH Statistical BaselineSouthwest2012LOW CRIME DISTRICT
NEVERTHELESS
SUPPORT YOUTHINFRASTRUCTUREPLAN 2013SPORTS LEAGUES IN PARKSSoccerBaseballBasketballCricket
BASEBALL DIAMONDHARVELL PARK
SOCCER & CRICKET FIELDSHarvell & Southside Parks
Southside Recreation CenterBASKETBALL
PLAN 2013HELP DEVELOPSCOUT TROOPS AT CHURCHES
#4UPGRADEENVIRONMENT
FIRST MAKERichland Creek visible again
FIRST MAKERichland Creek visible againa scenic corridor“OUR GREEN SPINE”
FIRST MAKERichland Creek visible againa scenic corridor“OUR GREEN SPINE”clean and flowing freely
FIRST MAKERichland Creek visible againa scenic corridor“OUR GREEN SPINE”clean and flowing freely path for greenway alo...
Must see creekBefore you canVisualize greenway
Before you canConsiderCleaning it up
ELIMINATE KUDZUin SouthwestGrowing alongRichland Creek& floodplains
SOUTHWEST RENEWALFOUNDATIONUPDATEHIRED A HERD OF 50 GOATSFALL 2012
GOATS LOVEKUDUZWE LOVEHIGH POINT
GOATS COST $1200PER ACREMACHINERY$35,000
GOATS ARRIVE WITH SHEPHERDGUARD DOG “REBA”
WEEK 1: BUSY EATING
WEEK 2:“Look Mom. There’s a Creek!
WEEK 3: GOOD JOB GOATS!
Kudzu Plant is weakened
With Kudzu Weakened-NATIVE PLANTSAND SONG BIRDSWILL RETURN
BEFORE
AFTER
GOATS ARE FUN TO WATCH
GOATS FIND PEOPLE FUN TO WATCH
THANKS!CEMALA FOUNDATION $5000CITY OF HIGH POINT $5000GOATS WILLRETURNMay – October 2013
Goats can eat 5 acres ofkudzu a month30 acres divided by 5 acresper month = 6 mths
#5ENCOURAGEECONOMIC ACTIVITY
HELPCREATE JOBSBUILD WEALTH
PLAN: 2013CREATECOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTCORPORATION
ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT Arts & Artisan Business Incubator
ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT Arts & Artisan Business Incubator Urban Progress Zone
ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT Arts & Artisan Business Incubator Urban Progress Zone Community Development Entity
IN COOPERATION WITH Community Development FinancialInstitutions
ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT Community Development FinancialInstitutions New Market Tax Credits
ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT Community Development FinancialInstitutions New Market Tax Credits Small Business Initiatives
ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT Community Development FinancialInstitutions New Market Tax Credits Small Business Initiatives Cr...
SPONSOR YEARROUND ECONOMICACTIVITIES
Explore Expansion ofHarvell Park toNC Shakes Spirit Centerwith New Amphitheatre“Shakespeare in the Park”
EXPAND HARVELL PARK
SPONSOR YEAR ROUND ECONOMYandFoster the ARTSUPDATETHANKS!HP CVB GRANT $9202012
DEVELOP 2013Antiques, Arts,Accessories SaleIn Southwest
UPDATETHANKS!HP CVB$1950 Grant 2012CREATE SALES EVENTANTIQUES, ARTS, & ACCESSORIES SALE
EXPLORE IDEAS2013 FURNITURE MARKET SHOWROOMTOURS
EXPLORE IDEAS2013 FURNITURE MARKET SHOWROOMTOURS TIE-INs WITH BUILDING INDUSTRY
#6ENCOURAGEINVESTMENT
Help Investors VisualizeRE-PURPOSINGHISTORIC PROPERTIES9 FACTORIES & MILLS
HIGHLAND MILL VILLAGE+240,000 SF MILLUPDATE 2012National Register Nominationnow underwaywill provide economic incentives
170-Building VillageIT’S BIG
Highland Mill Village
HIGHLAND MILLVILLAGENR NOMINATIONTHANKS!$10,000 Covington FoundationGrant$1000 Unrestricted grant from City
UPDATEPartnered 2012 with HP Preservation CommissionINDENTIFY CORE CITY’SHISTORIC INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIESEligible for Nation...
 Create historic building inventorybusiness-friendly and development-friendlyBusiness Friendly
 Catalog available parcels for audiencesin real estate and economicdevelopmentDevelopment Friendly
National RegisterPropertiesOFFER FEDERAL AND STATEINCOME TAX CREDITSFACTORIES/MILLS 50 cents on the $1Of rehabilitation co...
MARKET SW HIGH POINT GLOBALYOUR “CLUSTER” of INDUSTRIESINTERNATIONAL BRAND RECOGNITIONFurniture+ Fabric + Design +Still Ph...
MAKE IT EASYFOR THE WORLDTO SET UP SHOP INHIGH POINTSHOWROOMS, OFFICES,DISTIRBUTION CENTERS,MARKETING, MERCHANDISING
LIVE INTO OUR BRAND“THE INTERNATIONAL CITY”
VALUE DIVERSITYDiversity is one of the topfive qualities of successfulcitiesLIVE INTO OUR BRAND“THE INTERNATIONAL CITY”
SO
WHERE THERE IS UGLINESS
PLANT BEAUTY
WHERE THERE IS ISOLATION
CREATE CONNECTIVITYCREATEConnectivity
WHERE THE ENVIRONMENTSUFFERS
BRING HEALTH
CLEAN WATER
WHERE INVESTMENTS LAG
PROVIDEINCENTIVES
HELP RESTORE& REUSEHISTORIC BUILDLINGS
ECOURAGEINVESTMENTS
WHERE ENERGY DECLINES
CELEBRATE DIVERSITY
WHEN OUR IMAGINATIONSTUMBLES
CONTRACT WITHEVERY CITIZEN FORTHEIRIMAGINATIVE IDEAS
OUR GOAL FOR2013?
JOYFUL PEOPLEHAPPY GOATS
WE BELIEVE
SPIRIT IS AS VITALAS STRATEGY
IN FACTWE BELIEVE
SPIRIT CREATESSTRATEGY
THANK YOU!Southwest Working Group Southwest Renewal Goats
SOUTHWESTRENEWALWebsite Coming Soon!
THANKS!EPISCOPAL CHURCH$2,750 GRANTJanuary 2013FORSWR WEBSITE$2000 Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina$750 Province IV [So...
UPDATE: MARCH 2013
Windows 2013 to SouthwestHigh Point Renewal #1CreateWealthECONOMICDEVELOPMENTCommunityDevelopmentCorporationArts &Artisans...
Windows 2013 to SouthwestHigh Point Renewal #2PROMOTEARTS &TOURISMORIENTTO MASSTRANSITIMPROVEHOUSINGVALUEEXISTINGCOMMUNITI...
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  1. 1. Southwest Renewal
  2. 2. SOUTHWESTRENEWALUPDATE
  3. 3. SOUTHWESTCORE CITYBOUNDARIES1331 ACRES2.08 Square Miles3450 PopulationMarket District
  4. 4. WHERE IS THE SOUTHWEST?HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZEDBUSINESS ZONE [HUB ZONE]
  5. 5. SOUTHWEST RENEWALFoundation of High PointIncorporated: November 2011Certified: 501 (C) 3 May 2012pro bono
  6. 6. GOALSupplement City Project
  7. 7. ParticularlySouthside Committee4 Blocks S. Main Street
  8. 8. WE BELIEVESTRONG COMMUNITIESBUILDSTRONG RETAIL
  9. 9. WE BELIEVESTRONG COMMUNITIESFOSTERINVESTMENTSandSUPPORT THE ARTS
  10. 10. WE DEVELOPEDA VISIONOFRENEWAL
  11. 11. $3000 GrantEPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NCSt. Mary’s Episcopal ChurchHigh Point
  12. 12. CONCEPTMAP
  13. 13. SOUTHWEST 2012PRESENTEDPOWERPOINT75O PEOPLE
  14. 14. 2012Ascertain InterestBuild SupportGain InputDISTRIBUTED 1200 HANDOUTS
  15. 15. Southwest High PointA Diamond in the Rough
  16. 16. People LOVED the VISIONANDADMIRED the POWERPOINT
  17. 17. BUT THEY HAD PRECONCEPTIONS
  18. 18. We ListenedWHAT WEHEARD
  19. 19. WHAT WE HEARD UGLY
  20. 20. WHAT WE HEARD UGLY ISOLATED-DISCONNECTED
  21. 21. WHAT WE HEARD UGLY ISOLATED-DISCONNECTE CRIME RIDDEN
  22. 22. WHAT WE HEARD ENVIRONMENTALLY DEGRADED
  23. 23. WHAT WE HEARD ENVIRONMENTALLY DEGRADED NOT A GOOD AREA FORINVESTMENT
  24. 24. WHAT WE HEARD ENVIRONMENTALLY DEGRADED NOT A GOOD AREA FORINVESTMENT NOT A GOOD AREA FOR LIVNG
  25. 25. WHAT WE HEARD NEGLECTED/NO VITALITY
  26. 26. WHAT WE HEARD NEGLECTED/NO VITALITY MINORITIES-POVERTY
  27. 27. WHAT WE HEARD NEGLECTED/NO VITALITY MINORITIES-POVERTY DYSFUNCTIONAL OLDFACTORIES & MILLS
  28. 28. WHAT WE HEARD NEGLECTED/NO VITALITY MINORITIES-POVERTY DYSFUNCTIONAL OLDFACTORIES & MILLS NO ECONOMIC ACTIVITIESOPEN YEAR ROUND
  29. 29. WE UNDERSTOODin part
  30. 30. Overgrownroadways
  31. 31. ONE-WAY STREETSOVERHEAD POWER LINES
  32. 32. EMPTY LOTS
  33. 33. LOTS OF EMPTY LOTS
  34. 34. KUDZU
  35. 35. LOTS OF KUDZU
  36. 36. LOTS & LOTS OFKUDZUAs much as 30 acres of kudzu
  37. 37. TOO MUCH KUDZU
  38. 38. IN THE MIDDLE OFOUR CITYHIGH POINT, NC
  39. 39. BUT
  40. 40. ALSOLOTS OFASSETS
  41. 41. SOUTHWESTASSETS
  42. 42. PARKLIKE ATMOSPHERE
  43. 43. OPEN SPACE
  44. 44. SPACE FOR COMMUNITYGARDENS & URBANORCHARDS
  45. 45. Southside Park Goldston ParkHarvell ParkPARK-LIKE ATMOSPHERE
  46. 46. FURNITURE MARKET
  47. 47. FABRIC MARKET
  48. 48. GOOD INFRASTRUCTURE
  49. 49. MASS TRANSITFACILITIES
  50. 50. HEALHTYCORPORATIONS
  51. 51. SHOPS ON S. MAIN STREETSMALL BUSINESSES
  52. 52. Great CommercialBuildings
  53. 53. POP ARCHITECTURE
  54. 54. SLEEK MODERN BUILDINGS
  55. 55. CREATIVEHISTORIC SPACES
  56. 56. Opportunities for Tourism
  57. 57. NC Shakespeare FestivalLocated in Southwest
  58. 58. HISTORICPRESERVATION
  59. 59. GROWING
  60. 60. FUNKY ANTIQUES
  61. 61. FINE ACCESSORIES
  62. 62. COOL CONNECTORS
  63. 63. BACKSTREETSWAYCOOL
  64. 64. MORE COOL CONNECTORSRAILS TO TRAILS
  65. 65. RICHLAND CREEK
  66. 66. POTENTIAL for GREENWAYS
  67. 67. GTCCRIGHTNEXTDOORHigh Point-S. Main St.
  68. 68. SOUTHWEST FUTURE
  69. 69. THE ROADAHEAD
  70. 70. SOUTHWEST UPDATE
  71. 71. SOUTHWEST UPDATEATTRACTIVE
  72. 72. SOUTHWEST UPDATEATTRACTIVECONNECTED
  73. 73. SOUTHWEST UPDATEATTRACTIVECONNECTEDSAFE
  74. 74. SOUTHWEST UPDATEATTRACTIVECONNECTEDSAFEHEALTHY
  75. 75. SOUTHWEST UPDATEATTRACTIVECONNECTEDSAFEHEALTHYPROSPEROUS
  76. 76. SOUTHWEST UPDATEATTRACTIVECONNECTEDSAFEHEALTHYPROSPEROUSINVESTED
  77. 77. #1Make the SouthwestAttractiveLANDSCAPE
  78. 78. LANDSCAPEDEVELOPStreet Trees
  79. 79. LANDSCAPEDEVELOPStreet TreesOpen Spaces
  80. 80. LANDSCAPEDEVELOPStreet TreesOpen SpacesUrban Orchards
  81. 81. LANDSCAPEDEVELOPCommunity Gardens
  82. 82. LANDSCAPEDEVELOPCommunity GardensFarmers’ Markets
  83. 83. GOAL #1: IMPROVERAILWAY CORRIDORTHROUGH theCENTER CITYPlant Trees + Landscape
  84. 84. UPDATERailway CorridorEnhancement ProjectApprovedFALL 2012
  85. 85. Now 12 sectionsalong the railwaycorridor in thecenter city areunder citycontrol
  86. 86. UpdateRAILWAY33 Street Trees PlantedFALL 2012City In-Kind Gift of TreesNeighborhood Gift $4250
  87. 87. BEFORE
  88. 88. AFTER
  89. 89. Railway EnhancementWe Asked for theSTREET CLOCK:COMING SOONto the SOUTHERNRAILWAY DEPOTTHANKS!LASSITER FAMILYJIM MORGANCITY of HIGH POINT
  90. 90. PROVIDEOPEN SPACE
  91. 91. UPDATEPartnering with Guilford CountyTo buy 6 acres of Open SpaceAdjoining Oak Hill Elementary
  92. 92. OAK HILL ELEMENTARYOAK HILL OPEN SPACE6 ACRES
  93. 93.  6OPEN SPACE at OAK HILLClosing APRIL 2013Stewardship PlanFunded byThomas Built Bus Co.
  94. 94. Southwest RenewalFoundationGifted FALL 20127.29 acres of Open SpaceAlong Proposed SW GreenwayTHANKS! HARRIS BELL ESTATE
  95. 95. RICHLAND CREEK7.29 acres
  96. 96. Help CreateCommunity Gardens
  97. 97. UPDATEPartnering with Guilford CountyDepartment of Health2012
  98. 98. COMMUNITY GARDEN 2013At Highland Mill Village
  99. 99. Planning Harvest Festivalfor Fall of 2013PUMPKINDAZZLE2013-2014Dallas Arboretum
  100. 100. #2CREATECONNECTIVITY
  101. 101. We DevelopedSOUTHWESTGREENWAY PLAN
  102. 102. Step #2Along RICHLANDCREEK and itsfloodplains
  103. 103. Step #2Along the 2 defunctrailroad beds
  104. 104. Step #2Use sidewalks astie-ins where needed
  105. 105. Step #2To connect residentsto schools
  106. 106. Step #2To connect residentsto parks
  107. 107. Step #2To connect residents towork and shopping
  108. 108. UPDATEIdentified Funding FALL 2012SOUTHWEST GREENWAYFEASIBILITY STUDY& SIDEWALKSNC DOT—Division #7$200,000now earmarked for SW
  109. 109. sw greenwayWILLConnect 6 PublicParksEstimated Cost for Feasibility Study:$33,500
  110. 110. BurtonMacedoniaParkPark
  111. 111. CREATECONNECTIVITYBuild Sidewalks
  112. 112. DEVELOPED PLANIdentified Funding
  113. 113. VailWardLincolnPotts TO DORRISVan Buren
  114. 114. UPDATESAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLSFunding for Southwest Sidewalks$100,000+NC DOT TRANSPORTATIONENHANCEMENT FUNDS$ 66,500
  115. 115. CREATECONNECTIVITYBuild bike lanes,complete streets
  116. 116. UPDATE:ROAD DIETComing in 2013W.GREENRE-PAVINGSTATE ROADMoney Already ApprovedNO EXTRA COST2-LANE PLUS BIKE LANE
  117. 117. NEEDED2-WAY CONVERSIONW.GREEN/W.RUSSELL[3 blocks]Two-Way Necessary to Attract RetailCore City Plan Approved 2007UNC-CH Urban Planning: 101
  118. 118. 2-WAY CONVERSION= SOUTHWEST REVITALIZATIONLooking from S. Main StreetMid-Day, Mid-weekWEST GREEN STREETCurrently DEAD SPACE
  119. 119. CREATECONNECTIVITYWe IdentifiedSW MASS TRANSITCONNECTOR
  120. 120. TRAIN STATIONPARKING DECKFURNITURE MARKET SWCITY OWNEDHOTELFURNITUREMARKET SWF
  121. 121. SW MASS TRANSIT CONNECTORWay CoolifUp FittedSurprisinglyEasyCURRENTLY: BOMBED OUT LOOKWay CoolIfUp FittedTWO LEVELS
  122. 122. UPDATESW MASS TRANSIT CONNECTORFunding for Plan NOW under considerationHigh Point DOT: $50,000with plan the area isEligible for federal fundingPassenger Rail Investment & Improvement Act
  123. 123. WILL CONNECT SOUTHWESTTO MASS TRANSIT FACILITIES
  124. 124. Southern Railway DepotPART HubHI-TRAN Hub
  125. 125. #3MAKE SOUTHWESTSAFE AND SECURE
  126. 126. CRIME RIDDEN?
  127. 127. UPDATEUNC-CH Statistical BaselineSouthwest2012LOW CRIME DISTRICT
  128. 128. NEVERTHELESS
  129. 129. SUPPORT YOUTHINFRASTRUCTUREPLAN 2013SPORTS LEAGUES IN PARKSSoccerBaseballBasketballCricket
  130. 130. BASEBALL DIAMONDHARVELL PARK
  131. 131. SOCCER & CRICKET FIELDSHarvell & Southside Parks
  132. 132. Southside Recreation CenterBASKETBALL
  133. 133. PLAN 2013HELP DEVELOPSCOUT TROOPS AT CHURCHES
  134. 134. #4UPGRADEENVIRONMENT
  135. 135. FIRST MAKERichland Creek visible again
  136. 136. FIRST MAKERichland Creek visible againa scenic corridor“OUR GREEN SPINE”
  137. 137. FIRST MAKERichland Creek visible againa scenic corridor“OUR GREEN SPINE”clean and flowing freely
  138. 138. FIRST MAKERichland Creek visible againa scenic corridor“OUR GREEN SPINE”clean and flowing freely path for greenway alongfloodplains
  139. 139. Must see creekBefore you canVisualize greenway
  140. 140. Before you canConsiderCleaning it up
  141. 141. ELIMINATE KUDZUin SouthwestGrowing alongRichland Creek& floodplains
  142. 142. SOUTHWEST RENEWALFOUNDATIONUPDATEHIRED A HERD OF 50 GOATSFALL 2012
  143. 143. GOATS LOVEKUDUZWE LOVEHIGH POINT
  144. 144. GOATS COST $1200PER ACREMACHINERY$35,000
  145. 145. GOATS ARRIVE WITH SHEPHERDGUARD DOG “REBA”
  146. 146. WEEK 1: BUSY EATING
  147. 147. WEEK 2:“Look Mom. There’s a Creek!
  148. 148. WEEK 3: GOOD JOB GOATS!
  149. 149. Kudzu Plant is weakened
  150. 150. With Kudzu Weakened-NATIVE PLANTSAND SONG BIRDSWILL RETURN
  151. 151. BEFORE
  152. 152. AFTER
  153. 153. GOATS ARE FUN TO WATCH
  154. 154. GOATS FIND PEOPLE FUN TO WATCH
  155. 155. THANKS!CEMALA FOUNDATION $5000CITY OF HIGH POINT $5000GOATS WILLRETURNMay – October 2013
  156. 156. Goats can eat 5 acres ofkudzu a month30 acres divided by 5 acresper month = 6 mths
  157. 157. #5ENCOURAGEECONOMIC ACTIVITY
  158. 158. HELPCREATE JOBSBUILD WEALTH
  159. 159. PLAN: 2013CREATECOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTCORPORATION
  160. 160. ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT Arts & Artisan Business Incubator
  161. 161. ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT Arts & Artisan Business Incubator Urban Progress Zone
  162. 162. ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT Arts & Artisan Business Incubator Urban Progress Zone Community Development Entity
  163. 163. IN COOPERATION WITH Community Development FinancialInstitutions
  164. 164. ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT Community Development FinancialInstitutions New Market Tax Credits
  165. 165. ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT Community Development FinancialInstitutions New Market Tax Credits Small Business Initiatives
  166. 166. ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT Community Development FinancialInstitutions New Market Tax Credits Small Business Initiatives Credit Union
  167. 167. SPONSOR YEARROUND ECONOMICACTIVITIES
  168. 168. Explore Expansion ofHarvell Park toNC Shakes Spirit Centerwith New Amphitheatre“Shakespeare in the Park”
  169. 169. EXPAND HARVELL PARK
  170. 170. SPONSOR YEAR ROUND ECONOMYandFoster the ARTSUPDATETHANKS!HP CVB GRANT $9202012
  171. 171. DEVELOP 2013Antiques, Arts,Accessories SaleIn Southwest
  172. 172. UPDATETHANKS!HP CVB$1950 Grant 2012CREATE SALES EVENTANTIQUES, ARTS, & ACCESSORIES SALE
  173. 173. EXPLORE IDEAS2013 FURNITURE MARKET SHOWROOMTOURS
  174. 174. EXPLORE IDEAS2013 FURNITURE MARKET SHOWROOMTOURS TIE-INs WITH BUILDING INDUSTRY
  175. 175. #6ENCOURAGEINVESTMENT
  176. 176. Help Investors VisualizeRE-PURPOSINGHISTORIC PROPERTIES9 FACTORIES & MILLS
  177. 177. HIGHLAND MILL VILLAGE+240,000 SF MILLUPDATE 2012National Register Nominationnow underwaywill provide economic incentives
  178. 178. 170-Building VillageIT’S BIG
  179. 179. Highland Mill Village
  180. 180. HIGHLAND MILLVILLAGENR NOMINATIONTHANKS!$10,000 Covington FoundationGrant$1000 Unrestricted grant from City
  181. 181. UPDATEPartnered 2012 with HP Preservation CommissionINDENTIFY CORE CITY’SHISTORIC INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIESEligible for National RegisterFebruary 2013Certified Local Government Grant$20,000
  182. 182.  Create historic building inventorybusiness-friendly and development-friendlyBusiness Friendly
  183. 183.  Catalog available parcels for audiencesin real estate and economicdevelopmentDevelopment Friendly
  184. 184. National RegisterPropertiesOFFER FEDERAL AND STATEINCOME TAX CREDITSFACTORIES/MILLS 50 cents on the $1Of rehabilitation costs
  185. 185. MARKET SW HIGH POINT GLOBALYOUR “CLUSTER” of INDUSTRIESINTERNATIONAL BRAND RECOGNITIONFurniture+ Fabric + Design +Still Phography +Merchandising/Marketing +Warehousing/DistributionNEW WEBSITECOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  186. 186. MAKE IT EASYFOR THE WORLDTO SET UP SHOP INHIGH POINTSHOWROOMS, OFFICES,DISTIRBUTION CENTERS,MARKETING, MERCHANDISING
  187. 187. LIVE INTO OUR BRAND“THE INTERNATIONAL CITY”
  188. 188. VALUE DIVERSITYDiversity is one of the topfive qualities of successfulcitiesLIVE INTO OUR BRAND“THE INTERNATIONAL CITY”
  189. 189. SO
  190. 190. WHERE THERE IS UGLINESS
  191. 191. PLANT BEAUTY
  192. 192. WHERE THERE IS ISOLATION
  193. 193. CREATE CONNECTIVITYCREATEConnectivity
  194. 194. WHERE THE ENVIRONMENTSUFFERS
  195. 195. BRING HEALTH
  196. 196. CLEAN WATER
  197. 197. WHERE INVESTMENTS LAG
  198. 198. PROVIDEINCENTIVES
  199. 199. HELP RESTORE& REUSEHISTORIC BUILDLINGS
  200. 200. ECOURAGEINVESTMENTS
  201. 201. WHERE ENERGY DECLINES
  202. 202. CELEBRATE DIVERSITY
  203. 203. WHEN OUR IMAGINATIONSTUMBLES
  204. 204. CONTRACT WITHEVERY CITIZEN FORTHEIRIMAGINATIVE IDEAS
  205. 205. OUR GOAL FOR2013?
  206. 206. JOYFUL PEOPLEHAPPY GOATS
  207. 207. WE BELIEVE
  208. 208. SPIRIT IS AS VITALAS STRATEGY
  209. 209. IN FACTWE BELIEVE
  210. 210. SPIRIT CREATESSTRATEGY
  211. 211. THANK YOU!Southwest Working Group Southwest Renewal Goats
  212. 212. SOUTHWESTRENEWALWebsite Coming Soon!
  213. 213. THANKS!EPISCOPAL CHURCH$2,750 GRANTJanuary 2013FORSWR WEBSITE$2000 Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina$750 Province IV [Southwest US] of the Episcopal ChurchSt. Mary’s Episcopal Church, High Point, NC
  214. 214. UPDATE: MARCH 2013
  215. 215. Windows 2013 to SouthwestHigh Point Renewal #1CreateWealthECONOMICDEVELOPMENTCommunityDevelopmentCorporationArts &ArtisansBusinessIncubatorHigh PointCluster ofMarketsWebsitePLANTSTREETTREESDEVELOPPARK-LIKEATMOSPHEREENVIRONMENTALENHANCEMENTProvideOpen SpaceClean upRichlandCreekFOSTERWALKABILITYPUBLICHEALTHSW GreenwayFeasibility StudyEliminateKudzu onRichlandCreekBuildSidewalks toSchools &ParksTEACHHEALTHYLIFE LESSONSYOUTHINFRASTRUCTUESports Teams:Soccer, Baseball,Basketball, & CricketScoutTroopsGolf LessonsAt Blair Park1-8 2-83-8 4-8
  216. 216. Windows 2013 to SouthwestHigh Point Renewal #2PROMOTEARTS &TOURISMORIENTTO MASSTRANSITIMPROVEHOUSINGVALUEEXISTINGCOMMUNITIESYEARROUNDECONOMICACTIVITIESAntiques, Arts, &Accessories SalesExpandHarvell For“ShakespeareIn the Park”Furniture &Fabric MarketToursTRANSPORTATIONIMPROVEMENTSSW MassTransitConnectorWest Green2-Way &Road DietHi-TranBus SheltersEQUITABLEHOUSINGRe-UseVacantLotsAlleviateBoarded UpHousesPlan NewHousingDevelopmentsSTRONGNEIGHBORHOODSSupport NeighborhoodAssociationsRecognizeHistoricPropertiesCreateCommunityGardens5-8 6-87-9 8-8
  217. 217. BURTONPARKMASCEDONIAPARK

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