Daily Beat: May 19, 2014



Joe Minicozzi, an Asheville-based urban planner, is in High Point all day to talk about the economic implications of implementing the Duany master plan in the Uptowne neighborhood, particularly “dieting” North Main Street. His first talk takes place at noon at the String and Splinter Club, located at 305 W. High Ave. Call City Project at 336-882-8191 to reserve a spot. There’s a charge for the meal.

High Point City Council meets to handle the finance portion of its agenda at 4 p.m. in the city manager’s conference room in the Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St. City Manager Strib Boynton will present the 2014-15 fiscal year budget, and council will hear Minicozzi’s presentation.


The official High Point City Council meeting begins at 5 p.m. in Council Chambers — or the continuing council meeting moves from the conference room into a venue sufficient for public accommodation, depending on your perspective. Here’s tonight’s agenda.

Meanwhile, urban planner Joe Minicozzi takes his show on street dieting and Uptowne neighborhood revitalization across the street to High Point Theatre.

The city of Greensboro hosts a neighborhood walk for District 5 in the Adams Farm neighborhood. The walk commences from the Adams Farm Swim and Tennis Club, located at 1903 Adams Farm Parkway, at 5:30 p.m. It’s your chance to rub shoulders with Councilman Tony Wilkins and City Manager Jim Westmoreland.

Jazzercise of Greensboro and Summerfield leads fitness exercises at Center City Park in downtown Greensboro at 6 p.m.

Winston-Salem City Council meets at 7 p.m. Council will consider a $150,000 economic-development grant to United Furniture Industries, a request to finance 30 units of public housing at Camden Station, preliminary approval of the use of revenue bonds to finance an affordable housing project known as University Place Apartments and an amendment to the city’s panhandler ordinance. The meeting will include a public-comment period.

Totally Slow!, the Snails and Damn Frank play a school-night gig at New York Pizza, located at 337 Tate St., at 9 p.m.