Update Status - IN PROGRESS

2019-2020 Guidelines Update Review and Adoption Schedule

Future Community Meetings

Subject-specific Drop-in Sessions:


July 9, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Camel City Goods
1004 Brookstown Ave.

Substitute Materials, Windows, Accessibility

July 24, 2019, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Tart Sweets
848 W. Fifth St.

Fences, Railings, Parking, Driveways

July 31, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Joymongers Barrel Hall
480 West End Blvd.

Lighting and Modern Accessory Features, Including Cameras, Solar, EV Stations, Pay-to-Park Kiosks

August 21, 2019, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library Auditorium
660 W. Fifth St.


August 21, 2018, Public Meeting Presentation [pdf/1.82mb/27p]

June 13, 2018, Public Meeting Presentation [pdf/1.63mb/28p]

May 1, 2018, Update Draft [pdf/459kb/94p]

May 1, 2018 Update Draft - Changes Marked with Comments [pdf/2.18mb/256p]

July 9, 2019, Visibility Diagrams [pdf/503kb/3p]

July 9, 2019, Signage Boards [pdf/950kb/6p]

July 23, 2019, NC General Statutes Governing Historic Districts and Landmarks [pdf/130kb/9p]

July 24, 2019, Windows, Substitute Materials, and Accessibility [pdf/9.7mb/9p]

July 31, 2019, Fences, Railings, Parking and Driveways, and Vegetation [pdf/1.62mb/8p]

August 21, 2019, Lighting and Modern Accessory Features, such as Cameras, Solar, EV Stations, Pay-to-Park Kiosks [pdf/885kb/5p]


The first meeting of the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission West End Guidelines Subcommittee was held on September 22, 2016. Meetings of the Subcommittee continued through 2017. The Subcommittee’s focus was on resolving problems with the West End Historic Overlay Design Review Guidelines that had become evident during Certificate of Appropriateness reviews. Staff distributed a draft of the Guidelines update to the Historic Resources Commission and neighborhood stakeholders in May 2018. A public input meeting was held with stakeholders on June 13, 2018. Throughout the summer of 2018, members of the public were given the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft document through CiviComment. On August 21, 2018, a second public input meeting was held. CiviComment was closed on August 27, 2018. From fall 2018 through spring 2019, staff reviewed and categorized the public comments. During the early summer of 2019, staff revised the draft Guidelines to address comments received from the public during 2018.

During the late summer of 2019, the Historic Resources Commission and their staff will hold a series of drop-in sessions to solicit additional feedback on certain hot topics. After this feedback is incorporated into the updated Guidelines by staff, the Guidelines will be presented to the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission for review and adoption.

Contact Information


Michelle M. McCullough, Project Planner

Heather Bratland, Project Planner

Revised 8/1/2019

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