We’re Moving Downtown Forward

Bringing More to Our Downtown

Paving the Way Forward for Downtown

The Future of our Downtown is Bright

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.

Check out a recent interview with our Executive Director, Ray Gibbs, by click on this link: http://mydoorcoupons.com/fowardhighpoint.html

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

From: Raymond Gibbs
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 9:12 AM
Subject: IMC Donates Showplace West to Forward High Point

 

FRIENDS OF DOWNTOWN HIGH POINT

 

As was publicly announced today,  IMC has generously donated the 125,000 SF “Showplace West” building to Forward High Point (through our foundation).  This 8-story, building sits on maybe the most prominent spot in downtown High Point, the corner of Main Street & High Avenue, across from the historic railroad depot.

 

Forward High Point will begin immediately on a detail analysis of the building, to help determine the extend and cost of basic, code related, renovations that would be required to the building.  It will also start to explore potential renovation options.  After this process, Forward High Point will conduct a national search for an experienced developer to purchase the building from the foundation for renovations.

 

The primary goal of Forward High Point and IMC was to return the building to its prominence as a major anchor to the year-round commerce and activity of downtown.  We see the potential of this building becoming another catalyst to for the continued revitalization of downtown High Point with Restaurants, Retail, Office Space and Apartments.

 

Click here to view a copy of article in today’s Triad Business Journal    (On Line)

If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call (336-883-9891).

Excited in Downtown High Point!

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”

For More information about Elliottsidewalk, please click on this link: https://www.elliottsidewalk.com/about-us

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!

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

Hayden Harman Foundation
Hp Community Foundation
HPU
Market
Southwest Renewal
Build HP
HP CVB
HP Chamber
HP Economic Dev
City of High Point

164 South Main Street,
Suite 606
High Point, NC 27260

336.883.9892

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