The City of High Point is holding an open house for anyone who wants to drop by to discuss the proposed “High Point on the Rise Project.”   The project, which will run along Elm Street, is meant to provide “comfortable, separated, safe access for those walking and biking along the corridor, with the addition of sections of sidewalk replacement and expansion with concrete and brick, on-street parking, street trees, stamped asphalt crosswalks and traffic signal upgrades.”

Those who want to hear about, or provide input for, the project can do so on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the High Point Public Library in the Morgan Community Room at 901 N. Main St. any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

The design consultants for High Point on the Rise will be in attendance. At the meeting, the consultants will be available in an informal, open-house setting to answer any questions and hear input from the public regarding the project.

There will be no formal presentation.

The opportunity to submit written comments or questions will be provided as well and is encouraged.

The project which is currently in the preliminary design phase and consists of two sections: (1) Improvements on Elm Street from Sunset Drive to West Commerce Avenue, (2) The construction of Southwest Heritage Greenway.

The Southwest Heritage Greenway, which is planned to be about 3.5 miles in length, will run through an existing city right-of-way, abandoned railroad beds and the floodplains of Richland Creek.

The greenway will be in High Point’s historic industrial corridor – which is currently undergoing new development.  It includes five residential neighborhoods that once served this manufacturing base. The project will connect the greenway, at both its beginning and end, to High Point’s central mass transit facilites.

If you have any questions, require additional information or would like to submit comments over the phone, email or snail mail, you should contact Andrew Edmonds at 336-883-3235, or at PO Box 230, High Point, NC, 27261.