Time flies and the year of 2045 is now just around the corner.

Well, not really, but that hasn’t stopped the City of High Point from undertaking a major initiative to plan for that year. The High Point 2045 Comp Plan initiative is continuing its community engagement efforts with its “Open House Roadshow” on April 11 and 12 – offering residents the opportunity to take part in creating High Point’s new comprehensive plan.

This week, the city provided more details as to how the project will move forward – particularly in terms of getting input from citizens in these initial stages of the effort. Four public open house meetings will be held, two on April 11 and two on April 12.

The meeting details are as follows…

•Tuesday, April 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the High Point Public Library’s Morgan Room at 901 N. Main St. in High Point.

•Tuesday, April 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Deep River Friends Meeting House at 5300 W. Wendover Ave. in High Point

•Wednesday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m. to1:30 p.m. at Congdon Yards in the Millis Boardroom at 410 W. English Road in High Point

•Wednesday, April 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Carl Chavis Memorial YMCA at 2757 Granville St. in High Point.

According to information from the city, those who show up will “learn about the planning process, help identify the ‘Big Things’ that the comprehensive plan must get right, and share their thoughts regarding community values.”

All of the meetings will be conducted in an open-house format, and attendees don’t have worry about sitting through a boring presentation because there will be no formal presentations.

People are welcome to drop in at any time. Each open house will include the same content, so they can attend the one that’s most convenient for them.

The city has already held a kick-off event – on Wednesday, April 5 in the Engine Room of The Lofts at Congdon Yards.

High Point adopted its first comprehensive plan in 1928 and has had several since then, with plans being adopted in 1947 and 1958, and every decade after that up to the city’s current land use plan, which was adopted in April 2000.

For more information on the High Point 2045 Comprehensive Plan, you can visit highpoint2045.org.