Representatives of the City-County Planning Board and staff will hold meetings throughout May to present the draft of Legacy 2030, an update of the Legacy comprehensive plan for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
A video presentation and an opportunity to speak with planners about the draft plan's recommendations will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road.
In addition, six drop-in sessions will be held. Citizens may stop by at any time between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. during these sessions to review the draft and ask questions.
Drop-in sessions will be held:
- May 8, Rural Hall Fire Department, 177 N.C. Hwy. 65 East, Rural Hall
- May 10, Cash Elementary, 4700 Old Hollow Road, Kernersville
- May 15, Southside Branch Library, 3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem
- May 17, West Forsyth High School, 1735 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Clemmons
- May 22, Mazie Woodruff Center, 4905 Lansing Drive, Winston-Salem
- May 24, Sherwood Elementary School, 1055 Yorkshire Road, Winston-Salem
By 2030, demographers predict that the Forsyth County population will have grown by 120,000 people or more, to at least 450,000. However, the county only has 62,000 acres of open land that is viable for development. The Legacy 2030 update is intended to help our community plan now for this influx of people, while also ensuring there is space for commercial and industrial growth, recreation, schools, and other uses.
The draft of the Legacy 2030 Update can be read online.
Legacy Update Draft Public Review