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Downtown High Point


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Here is an aerial of downtown High Point. Guilford County is the only county in the state that has two cities with urban cores. Greensboro's population is around 280,000 and High Point has a population of about 105,000. Both cities have seamlessly grown together as if it were one big city. If it were one municipality it would have almost 400,000 people. High Point is the Home Furnishings Capital of the World and it hosts the world's largest home furnishings market twice a year. Twice a year High Point becomes of big city with 70,000 people from all over the world flooding the streets and showrooms in downtown High Point. It has been nicknamed North Carolina's International City.

 

info on downtown High Point revitalization efforts. The city wants to have a 365 day a year active downtown and not just during the furniture market.

 

https://www.highpointnc.gov/cityproject/inquire.html

 

some sketches

 

High Point is really going for an urban streetscape with urban plazas. It looks like a streetcar system is being looked into based on one of the sketches

 

https://www.highpointnc.gov/cityproject/docs/1302HighPointSelectImages.pdf

 

 

 

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Unique multi story enclosed pedestrian bridge between buildings

 

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While High Point doesn't have super tall buildings, it has a very dense downtown for a city its size. Some of the architecture is amazing.

 

Forbidden City Museum/Showroom in downtown High Point

 

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more of downtown High Point

 

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Furnitureland South

 

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Following Greensboro and Winston-Salem, downtown High Point is opening a social district allowing people to drink alcohol on public streets. One of the very few examples of the Triad being the first. All three Triad cities have started downtown social district before Charlotte Raleigh and Durham. Greensboro was the first major North Carolina city to do so. They have been doing this in places like New Orleans and Savannah for a while. This is definitely a plus for the downtown area, will help attract more people and encourage more people walking the downtown streets.

https://myfox8.com/news/north-carolina/high-point/downtown-high-point-adding-social-district/

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