While we’re on the subject feds and food deserts-—-the City of High Point has been named a beneficiary of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Foods, Local Places program. The funds will help the city establish a farmers market in the new ‘Uptowne Plaza,’ a key piece of the ‘City Project’ that aims to ‘create an urban style of living for High Point.’

The ‘City Project’ has been an ongoing initiative in HP for a awhile now. The master plan was conceived by new urbanist planner Andres Duany. And while Duany’s plan does feature many new urbanist fads such as road diets and shipping container developments, it does have one promising aspect— a so-called ‘pink code’ that would relax many of the regulations that can prevent businesses from starting in revitalized downtowns.