Daniel Brooks demolition continues

Pat Kimbrough, The High Point Enterprise, N.C.
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Apr. 11—HIGH POINT — Construction plans on file with the city show how the redevelopment of Daniel Brooks Homes is taking shape.

Crews are continuing demolition work at the main 14-acre site of the former public housing complex bounded by Davis Avenue, Henley Street and West Avenue. Building permit applications for seven apartment buildings, a clubhouse, picnic shelter and supporting site work are under review by the city.

The buildings will comprise a total of 100 mixed-income units, with construction expected to start by summer or fall of this year, according to Angela McGill, CEO of the High Point Housing Authority.

The name of the new community has not been announced.

"The new community will honor the history of the Daniel Brooks community," McGill said.

A site plan for the project by Waller & Associates, a Greensboro engineering firm, shows two buildings with 24 units each, two buildings with 20 units each and three smaller structures, each with four apartments.

The new community will be built on a smaller footprint, with Edmondson Street extended through what's now the main Daniel Brooks site.

This will be the northern boundary of the community, according to the site plan.

Another street — Moon Place — will be extended through the site as well, providing the only two points of access to the development between West Avenue and Edmondson Street extension, according to the site plan.

The housing authority relocated 246 residents from the main Daniel Brooks site. A total of 218 units are being demolished there, as well as off-site.

Demolition, as well as construction of new infrastructure and housing, is being funded by a mix of city, housing authority and private sources.

pkimbrough@hpenews.com — 336-888-3531