WHAT'S • HAPPENING
Free Copy OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HIGH POINT MODEL CITY COMMISSION March 31,1972
Plan For Use Of NDP Funds
Depends On Citizens' Choice
The city of High Point has been promised
a $750,000 project to improve one of its most
blighted neighborhoods, the Southside.
The money will be in the form of a Neigh
borhood Development Plan — NDP — adminis
tered by the High Point Redevelopment Com
mission beginning this summer.
High Point is one of only a few cities in
North Carolina which was approved NDP funds
by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban
A lengthy application is now being drawn
up to be submitted to HUD by May 1. Before
final plans are made, however, residents them
selves must decide how they think the $750,-
000 can best be spent in rebuilding Southside.
Model Cities, which has a strong link with
citizens in the Southside — one of five neigh-
Whats and Hows of NDP
What is NDP? A federal program called the Neighborhood Development Plan.
What can it do for Southside? NDP can finance rebuilding projects such as street pavement,
better housing, stream clearance, or bigger water mains.
How much will there be for Southside’s NDP? $750,000 for the first year. If the project is
carried out successfully that year, the city can expect at least an equal amount of money
for each of the three following years.
When will this money be available? July 1, 1972.
How can Southside residents get involved in the planning of NDP? Residents can work
with Model Cities, the Redevelopment Commission, Planning Department and City Hall in
preparing the plan. To voice the needs of the neighborhood, persons may call members of
the Resident Review Committee, Citizen Participation (885-0817), or the Model Cities of
fice (885-9081) to get involved in the decision-making.
borhoods in the Model Cities target area — is
assuring the city government that citizens par
ticipate in the decision-making. Numerous
meetings have been held, and will be con
tinued until the NDP application is in.
Also working with Model Cities in drawing
up a plan for the use of the grant are the
Redevelopment Commission, the city manager,
the planning department. Central Relocation
Agency, and a planning consultant firm.
A key group in this all-important planning
stage is a citizen group called the Resident
Review Committee, elected to represent the
neighborhood in deciding exactly how this
money will be spent.
When the citizens have made their choice,
the consultant firm will write the application.
Then it must be approved first by the resident
committee, followed by the Planning and Zon
ing Commission, the Redevelopment Commis
sion, the Model City Commission, City Council,
and finally the federal government.
Then work can begin in Southside.
City Hall will oversee the operations of the
Redevelopment Commission in Southside, as
it does the work in other renewal projects
in Harrison and East Central.
Officials hope that the Southside NDP re
habilitation project can begin at the same
time at which the Model Cities’ Multi-Purpose
Service Center is started. Though the funding
or planning of the two projects are unrelated,
they both are aimed at rebuilding a long-
The pictures here and on the back page were made in the Southside
neighborhood of the Model Cities target area. It is along some of these
dirt streets that $750,000 from the federal Neighborhood Development
Plan will be spent for improvements. The man at the top is walking down
Gordy Place. The dog and his pen are located off Cassell Street while
the picture of houses at left was taken from Martin Street.