Northeast Suburban Area Plan CoverPlan Status - Adopted

The Northeast Suburban Area Plan [pdf/3.8mb/100p] was adopted by the Winston-Salem City Council and the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in 2011. The City-County Planning Board recommended the plan for adoption on August 12, 2010.  The plan was prepared by the Northeast Suburban Area Citizens' Advisory Committee and the staff of the City-County Planning Department. The plan will guide future land use and public investment decisions and includes recommendations for transportation, community facilities, housing and community development, design and appearance, historic preservation, and economic development.

Boundaries of the Planning Area

The Northeast Planning Area [pdf/1.2mb/1p] encompasses approximately 9,825 acres and is bounded on the north by Old Hollow Road (NC 66); on the west by the City of Winston-Salem's municipal boundary line; on the south by Business 40/US 421; and on the east by Germanton Road, US 52, Brushy Fork Branch, and US 158. The planning area has land in two city council wards with the majority in the Northeast Ward and a small portion in the East Ward.

Plan Recommendations

  • Promote a mix of development types and densities in order to facilitate walking, bicycling, and the use of public transportation;
  • Develop appropriate neighborhood scale nonresidential uses in areas already zoned for commercial development and do not allow it to take the form of strip development along major roads;
  • Protect residential areas from inappropriate residential, commercial, industrial and institutional encroachment;
  • Cluster residential development on large undeveloped parcels to protect natural features, natural vegetation, historic resources and to provide open space;
  • Facilitate the development of Old Rural Hall/Baux Mountain, Old Walkertown Road/Davis Road, Northampton/US 311, Old Belews Creek/US 158, and the Ogburn Station Activity Centers.
  • Implement  the plan’s design and appearance recommendations for commercial districts;
  • Support the efforts of businesses to improve the Ogburn Station area and apply for RUCA funding;
  • Consolidate industrial uses at the identified locations in the planning area;
  • Make improvements to various roadways and interchanges, including US 52, US 158, Old Rural Hall Road, and Old Walkertown Road; 
  • Modify existing roadways to safely accommodate bicycles and pedestrians;
  • Provide sidewalks throughout the planning area;
  • Expand recreational opportunities and open space in the planning area;
  • Expand the greenway network in the area;
  • Facilitate the development of affordable housing and increased homeownership in the area;
  • Encourage the preservation of historic resources in the planning area;
  • Research the history and development of the Ogburn Station area, including its founding, construction of the railroad, and the development of the business community; and,
  • Research the history and development of the Carver School Road area, including the history of the African-American community in the area, Carver School, and residential and commercial development.  

Contact Information

Marco Andrade, Project Planner, (336) 747-7057 

revised 10/1/2013

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