SOSi Design Workshop - High Point, NC

IMG 3710Benchmark was a key team member in the mulit-day, multi-disciplinary design workshop for the redevelopment of the Southside district within downtown High Point.  Guildford Technical Community College's High Point Campus is a major anchor in the redevelopment area. Over 70 participated each day of the charrette based workshop and included students, neighborhood residents, city staff, GTCC staff and others.  The workshop was part of the larger Piedmont Together design charrettes that Benchmark was selected to participate in with Design Link of the Center for Creative Economies.

Urban Design Workshops - Mayodan, NC

TownBenchmark led a mulit-day design workshop in Mayodan that focused on downtown and riverfront redevelopment.  The workshops were part of the Piedmont Together initiative.  Benchmark led the team put together by Design Link with the Center for Creative Economies.   

Regional Land Use and Growth Management - Portales, NM

The City of Portales recently selected Benchmark's team to carry out recommendations found in the established and adopted Joint Land Use Study and Regional Growth Management Plan, focusing on action plans to address the changes occurring because of the Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) transition from the Air Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC) to Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Benchmark will be working under the direction of the Local Growth Management Committee (LGMC) that consists of Curry County, City of Portales, City of Clovis, and Roosevelt County, New Mexico.  Benchmark will be working with key representatives from each community, Cannon AFB, and the JLUS Partnership.

Pattern Books and UDO - Weaverville, NC

designworkshopAfter assisting the Town with developing its Comprehensive Land Use Plan in 2012, Benchmark was recently commissioned to help the Town of Weaverville prepare "pattern books" with urban design guidelines, directing future downtown infill and commercial development and design.  Benchmark will also be writing the Town's Unified Development Ordinance, which will incorporate the guidelines from the pattern books and objectives from the Comprehensive Land Use Plan. 

The Town of Weaverville is located in the mountains of Western North Carolina in the northern section of Buncombe County, just 10 miles north of Asheville.   Weaverville borders Reem’s Creek Valley and boasts grand views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 


Town Design Workshops - Biscoe, NC

planmapBenchmark led a mulit-day design workshop in Biscoe that focused on revitalization strategies for the traditional core of town, bicycle and  pedestrian facilities, and housing.  The workshops were part of the Piedmont Together initiative.  Benchmark led the team put together by Design Link with the Center for Creative Economies.


Joint Land Use Study - Neosho, MO

crowderwebsiteBenchmark will be performing the compatibility assessment, digital cartography and mapping for the Camp Crowder, Missouri, Joint Land Use Study.  The study will identify locations in which land use conflicts between the civilian population and the military installation are currently occurring, or may potentially occur. Once identified, the JLUS will make recommendations for mitigating or preventing these conflicts. The outcome will ensure that Camp Crowder can meet its mission, while simultaneously protecting civilian interests.