High Point, North Carolina
Washington Drive Neighborhood Plan
The Washington Drive Neighborhood was selected as the initial project to implement TWC’s award-winning Core City Plan. The area once served as the cultural and economic hub of High Point’s African-American, and jazz great John Coltrane grew up in the neighborhood.
The City again hired TWC to lead a team to create a detailed plan.
With the intent of creating an entertainment district within the neighborhood’s commercial corridor, plan components included: a feasibility study and business plan for a Coltrane museum; a streetscape master plan; renderings and cost estimates for the rehab of five historic buildings; design principles for infill development; and plans for access and parking. The plan was adopted by the City Council and implementation has included a new neighborhood park, streetscape redevelopment, and the establishment of an implementing entity.