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The Future of Our Downtown

Forward High Point is bringing exciting new opportunities to downtown High Point, NC. Through the development of economic initiatives and innovative projects, we work to move our city forward into the future. With each new venture, we are actively taking strides to transform High Point into a vibrant destination to live, work, study and play.

High Point’s stadium-inspired building to convey ‘district’ feel

By John Brasier  – Reporter, Triad Business Journal

Developer Tim Elliott unveiled plans Wednesday for Market Center, the first of five buildings (Phase I) surrounding the new BB&T Point stadium in downtown High Point.

Elliott, the Maryland-based master planner for the expected five-building catalyst project around the stadium, revealed Market Center as a three-story, 52,000-square-foot retail and office structure behind the baseball field’s centerfield wall at Church and Elm streets. It’s one element of broader plans expected to cost between $85 million and $100 million.

Market Center will have decks on the second and third floors overlooking the baseball field, and a large baseball-shaped sign hanging from the third-floor deck where a main tenant can put its name.

Elliott said the building, planned for completion in April 2020, represents a $10 million investment by his company. He said a general contractor hasn’t been selected, adding that he has met with several candidates, including Samet Corp., the general contractor for the stadium, which he said “was clearly in discussions with us.”

Construction is slated for April, making it a one-year project. Elliott said he expects to announce this summer plans for the second building, a hotel beyond the left-field wall.

Plans call for retail and a restaurant on the first floor. The restaurant will extend into the second floor, with the remainder of the building devoted to office space. Retail will include a market place where local residents could buy food.

Elliott said office and retail space are the logical priorities for beginning the project, which calls for multifamily housing for the final two buildings.

“We want it to be active seven-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year,” he said. “To me, office and retail are definitely needed.”

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Elliott said he’s talking to about seven potential tenants and hopes to make some announcements in a month.

With an exterior of masonry, brick, steel and glass, the building will complement the two nearby Union Square buildings, one of which has been transformed into The Lofts at Union Square.

“We’re building off those two beautiful buildings you can see from the stadium. We want to make sure this project has a district feel,” said Elliott, who added that a name for the district around the stadium may be announced soon. “We want to make this building look like it’s been here for a while.”

Elliott said Market Center will have wood floors in the lobbies, and tenants will choose the flooring for their offices.

As Elliott announced last May, the other four buildings in Phase I will include: a 120-room hotel with restaurant and retail space; a 41,900-square-foot, mixed-use structure with 16 condos, offices and retail; and a 157,000-square-foot apartment facility with 120 units and a 510-spot parking deck underneath.

Forward High Point Executive Director Ray Gibbs, who was hired in 2016 with the stadium catalyst project as a priority, said construction on the stadium is on schedule for the High Point Rockers’ home opener May 2.

Gibbs told TBJ that an AstroTurf surface will cover the field, including the infield with a synthetic pitching mound. The infield, batter’s box and mound will be tan. He said a special machine will allow the maintenance crew to put down markings for other sports that can be easily removed.

High Point Baseball Stadium – October 2018

Samet Corporation has shared their latest overhead pictures and drone video of the ballpark with everyone.

Click on video link below to see more – we’re making great progress!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT4FGpfwf24

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HIGH POINT 2.0

Furnishing Downtown Joy 365

Forward High Point is proud to present
the unveiling of a new Downtown Joy ~
“BEYOND A HOME RUN”

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Press release version – please click here ~ Press Release – 5-21-18

welcome to

HIGH POINT 2.0

Furnishing Downtown Joy 365

Forward High Point is proud to present
the unveiling of a new Downtown Joy ~
“BEYOND A HOME RUN”

Press release version -please click here ~ Press Release – 5-21-18

Who
We Are

Forward High Point is a non-profit organization, managed by a Board of Directors made up of local elected and community leaders, helping to reinvigorate downtown High Point. Forward High Point has been tasked with planning and executing many of the strategic goals of the community and city council.

Mission: To Transform Downtown High Point into an extraordinary and vibrant place to live, work, study and play.

#FORWARDHP

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CATALYST PROJECT

Aimed at creating a vibrant downtown 52 weeks a year, the Catalyst Project is the result of meticulous planning and research. The multi-use baseball stadium will house not only a team from the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, but soccer, football, lacrosse and music events throughout the year. It will also serve to anchor additional dynamic growth in the area, with plans for a children’s museum, events center, restaurants, hotels, cafés and more in the works.

Get more details about the upcoming High Point baseball team here.

LIBRARY PROJECT

The expansion project for the High Point City Library will help empower the community-focused efforts of this city landmark. With a dedicated gathering space that can host concerts, festivals, city events, vendors and more, this three-phase project is just one more way we’re helping transform downtown High Point. The plaza will eventually include electric infrastructure to accommodate food trucks and outdoor movie nights, as well as “teaching gardens” for educators and families to enjoy year-round.

Who
We Are

Forward High Point is a non-profit organization, managed by a Board of Directors made up of local elected and community leaders, helping to reinvigorate downtown High Point. Forward High Point has been tasked with planning and executing many of the strategic goals of the community and city council.

Mission: To Transform Downtown High Point into an extraordinary and vibrant place to live, work, study and play.

#FORWARDHP

CATALYST PROJECT

Aimed at creating a vibrant downtown 52 weeks a year, the Catalyst Project is the result of meticulous planning and research. The multi-use baseball stadium will house not only a team from the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, but soccer, football, lacrosse and music events throughout the year. It will also serve to anchor additional dynamic growth in the area, with plans for a children’s museum, events center, restaurants, hotels, cafés and more in the works.

Get more details about the upcoming High Point baseball team here.

LIBRARY PROJECT

The expansion project for the High Point City Library will help empower the community-focused efforts of this city landmark. With a dedicated gathering space that can host concerts, festivals, city events, vendors and more, this three-phase project is just one more way we’re helping transform downtown High Point. The plaza will eventually include electric infrastructure to accommodate food trucks and outdoor movie nights, as well as “teaching gardens” for educators and families to enjoy year-round.

What’s Happening Here

Craft Beer Fest

Held in the spring of each year, the Carolina Brewsfest Craft Beer Festival in downtown High Point celebrates North Carolina’s exciting and rapidly growing craft brewing community, and our state’s great beer!  This years event occurs on Saturday, May 11th, 2019

High Point Theatre

The Theatre features an elegant 929 seat auditorium with continental style seating. The center is suited for convention use, all types of performing arts, and is available to both professional and amateur groups on a rental basis.

Cycling Classic

In its original tenure, the High Point Cycling Classic evolved into one of the most respected Criterium series races in North Carolina and the Southeast. Backed by the High Point tourism and business community, the city hosted the 2013 and 2014 USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships.

Go Far

Launched in 2003 in response to the childhood obesity epidemic, GO FAR is a comprehensive fitness program designed to teach children of all abilities about healthy eating habits, goal setting, and how to train for a 5K

TAG

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) began as a program of the High Point Area Arts Council. TAG is now in its 25th year of independent operation. The High Point Theatre offers a wide range of performing arts throughout the year that complement TAG’s visual art exhibits.

Hi-Fest

A Multi-Cultural Festival with musical performances by local groups and established artists. Experience the music, food, dance and art that originates locally and all over the world.

Partners

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Suite 606
High Point, NC 27260

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