Next Meeting - January 6, 2015
Citizens who live or work in the Southwest Suburban Planning Area are invited to attend the next meeting of the Southwest Suburban Area Plan Update, to be held Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m. [pdf/1mb/1p], at the Little Creek Recreation Center, 610 Foxcroft Drive, Winston-Salem. Citizens will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about the draft proposed land use changes and recommendations, which will be available online prior to the meeting. Hard copies of the recommendations will be available at the meeting. Subsequent meetings will also be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Little Creek Recreation Center on February 3 and March 3, 2015.
Attendees of the plan's kickoff meeting shared positive and negative attributes of the area, as well as needs and opportunities [pdf/500kb/1p] The plan's Existing Conditions Report [pdf/2mb/32p] summarizes demographic and land use trends since the last plan was adopted, and includes current and proposed street and highway improvements, community facilities, environmental features, historic resources, and several maps of the area. The current Southwest Suburban Area Plan [pdf/14.9mb/92p], was adopted by the Winston-Salem City Council and the City-County Planning Board in 2008. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the plan in January 2009.
The Southwest Suburban Planning Area [pdf/890kb/1p] encompasses 13,292 acres of land and is bounded on the north by Business 40 and Silas Creek Parkway, on the east by Ebert Road, on the south by the county boundary, and on the west by Muddy Creek. Approximately 60 percent of the area is in Winston-Salem; the remainder is in unincorporated Forsyth County.
Steve Smotherman, Project Planner, (336) 747-7066