If you live, work, play or dine in High Point and you want to have some say in how the city grows and functions moving forward, you only have one more chance to do so.
Since the major comprehensive plan now under development will be in effect until the year 2045, you might not be around to give your input next time.
The High Point 2045 Comprehensive Plan initiative is offering its final community survey in the form of an online questionnaire from Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 8. During that period, plan developers will take input and suggestions from those who live in the city or frequent it.
The plan will act as the guide for the development and growth in the city for the next two decades. Due to the importance of the plan and the length of time it will be in effect, High Point planners, elected leaders and other city staff want to get input from as many people as possible.
This survey, which takes about 10 minutes to fill out – unless you have a whole lot to say – is an opportunity to provide feedback on the long-term vision for High Point and to give advice to the next generation of city leaders.
The survey can be found at the following link:
The High Point 2045 Comprehensive Plan effort started in February of this year with a goal of “creating a long-range decision-making guide that establishes the general direction for policymaking and public investment for the next 20 years or more.”
The city has also been holding in-person open houses to get input, and High Point held online open houses in July and August. High Point residents and others concerned with the city’s fate have weighed in on major desired outcomes and helped choose the best future growth and development scenarios.
Feedback received from this final survey will be used to “clarify and formalize strategies to achieve the community’s goals.”
Ever since the adoption of High Point’s first comprehensive plan in 1928, the city’s leaders have continued to produce comprehensive plans on a regular basis. Plans were adopted in 1947 and 1958, as well as every decade after that up to the current land use plan, which was adopted in April of 2000.
The new comprehensive plan is meant to “reflect the renewed community vision and strategies to achieve that vision.”
Anyone who wants more information on the survey or the 2045 Comprehensive Plan can find it at HighPoint2045.org.