Plans underway to revitalize downtown High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Design images of ways to revitalize downtown High Point reveal “Sea Can” or shipping containers as a transitional space for retail and restaurants.

Architect Peter Freeman with Freeman Kennett Architects said transferring the ideas from the High Point Ignite Campaign back in May took several months as a way to create downtown entertainment and nightlife for students and young professionals.

The 20-40 foot shipping containers provide transitional spaces in empty unused parking lots.

Plans for High Point Public library are underway to create a plaza area complete with an area to host the area Farmer's Market.

The parking lot along Kivett and North Main will be transformed into a children's outdoor park that will lead to High Point's first Children Museum.

Richard Wood, chairman of the High Point City Project, said the downtown plan is still in the early stages, so there is no set date for construction or a cost estimate.

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