Plan Status - ADOPTED

Southeast Suburban Area Plan Cover

The Southeast Suburban Area Plan [pdf/3.8mb/102p] was adopted by City Council, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, and the City-County Planning Board in 2009. 

The plan was prepared by the Southeast Suburban Area Citizens' Advisory Committee and the staff of the City-County Planning Department. It includes recommendations for land use, transportation, community facilities, design and appearance, historic preservation, economic development, and the environment.

Planning Area Boundary

Thumbnail map of SESAP planning areaThe Southeast Suburban Planning Area [pdf/679kb/1p] is bounded on the north by Business 40, on the east by the Town of Kernersville and the boundary of the Union Cross Planning Area, on the south by Thomasville Road and the County Line, and on the west by I-40 and the boundary of the Southeast Planning Area. The planning area is located in the East and Southeast City Council Wards and is within the City's and County's zoning and planning jurisdictions.

Plan Recommendations

Proposed land uses are shown on the Proposed Land Use Map (11x17) [pdf/1.3mb/1p]. The following other recommendations are included in the Southeast Suburban Area Plan:

  • Concentrate the highest density and mix of development at the Kernersville Road/Northern Beltway Activity Center.
  • Facilitate development of the Willard Road/Thomasville Road and Union Cross Road/Sedge Garden Road Activity Centers.
  • Encourage the mix, type, density, and design of development that facilitate walking, bicycling, and the use of transit facilities.
  • Protect residential areas from inappropriate residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional encroachment.
  • Cluster residential development on large undeveloped parcels identified for residential use to protect natural features, natural vegetation, historic resources, and farmland, and to provide open space.
  • Locate industrial uses in areas identified for business and industrial parks.
  • Concentrate commercial development in designated areas and do not allow it to take the form of strip development along the major roads in the planning area.
  • Allow institutions to grow and expand to meet their needs in a manner compatible with their surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Emphasize site design that creates variety-rich neighborhoods.
  • Encourage the revitalization of older and underutilized commercial and industrial sites and buildings.
  • Construct proposed extensions of the Salem Lake Greenway.
  • Implement proposals for sidewalks on identified roads.
  • Implement proposals for road improvements to accommodate bicycles.

Contact Information

Kirk Ericson, Principal Planner

Kirk Ericson, Principal Planner • (336) 747-7045


Page Updated 8/5/2015

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