Southwest Winston-Salem Area Plan CoverPlan Status - Adopted

The Southwest Winston-Salem Area Plan [pdf/7.8mb/96p] was adopted by City Council and the City-County Planning Board in 2009. The plan was drafted by the Southwest Winston-Salem Citizens' Advisory Committee and the staff of the City-County Planning Department. It includes recommendations for land use, transportation, community facilities, housing and community development, design and appearance, historic preservation, economic development, and environmental issues.

Boundaries of the Planning Area

Southwest Winston-Salem Planning AreaThe Southwest Winston-Salem Planning Area [pdf/1.1mb/1p] encompasses 2,274 acres and is bounded on the north by Business 40/US 158/US 421, on the west and south by Silas Creek Parkway, and on the east by NC 150/Peters Creek Parkway. The entire planning area is within Winston-Salem's zoning and planning jurisdiction.

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 recommended commercial areas.
  • Protect residential areas from inappropriate residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional encroachment.
  • Promote the expansion of institutions in the planning area in a manner compatible with surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Develop the Ardmore Village Neighborhood Activity Center, the West Salem Community Activity Center, and the Thruway/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Metro Activity Center.
  • Develop the Hanestown/Hanesbrands Mixed-Use Area.
  • Provide better pedestrian and bicycle access with the reconstruction of Business WFBMC.
  • Implement the recommendations of the Cloverdale Avenue Corridor Pedestrian Design Study.
  • Provide sidewalks throughout the planning area.
  • Continue a high level of transit in the area.
  • Modify existing roadways to safely accommodate bicycles and pedestrians.
  • Expand the greenway network in the area.
  • Support the efforts of the Peters Creek Community Initiative to revitalize the Peters Creek Parkway corridor.
  • Develop a master plan for the Peters Creek Parkway corridor between Business 40 and Interstate 40.
  • Encourage property owners to discuss pursuing local Historic Overlay District designation for the Ardmore National Register Historic District.
  • Preserve the Hanestown mill village area and follow the guidelines for the redevelopment of the Hanesbrands site.

Contact Information

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

Revised 10/2/2013

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