Everyone knows what happens to the best laid plans of women and men, but that hasn’t stopped the City of High Point from putting together a highly ambitious plan that’s meant to guide the city’s development for the next two decades.

The city has been holding events at which residents and others could offer their input, and now an overview of the High Point 2045 Comprehensive Plan will be unveiled at a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Engine Room at Congdon Yards in High Point.

The plan is a long-range decision-making guide meant to establish the “general direction for policymaking and public investment for the next 20 years or more.”

The event will feature a reception after the  brief presentation of the Comprehensive Plan and a question-and-answer period.

The reception will take place in Condon Yard’s Spinning Room and is meant to be a celebration of the release of the public review draft of the plan, as well as a way to thank the people who have put a lot of work into the project.

City officials, planners and members of the public have worked for a long time on the plan.  Work on the High Point 2045 Comprehensive Plan began in February of last year.

The process has been led by a steering committee made up of local stakeholders – and more than 1,000 people have participated in the process through public engagement meetings, open houses and online surveys.

City leaders say that the public input “helped identify the major focus points of the plan, including a community vision, future growth scenarios and strategies to achieve desired outcomes.”

A public review draft will be made available at the website highpoint2045.org following the presentation.

After community members review the plan and provide any remaining comments, the Comprehensive Plan will be brought to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for public hearings and ultimate approval.