Southwest Suburban Area Plan CoverPlan Status - Adopted

Planning staff will be working with citizens on the Southwest Suburban Area Plan Update to reflect changes that have occurred in the area since 2009, and to guide development in the next decade. Citizens who live or work in the area are invited to attend the plan's public kickoff meeting on December 4, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the Little Creek Recreation Center, 610 Foxcroft Drive, Winston-Salem, 27103. Citizens will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about the future of the area regarding land use and development, transportation and community facilities.

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 plan was developed by the Southwest 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, and economic development.

Boundaries of the Planning Area

Southwest Suburban Planning AreaThe 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.

2009 Plan Recommendations

  • Develop Mixed-Use Opportunity Areas at Hanes Mall, Jonestown Road/Kester Mill Road, and S Stratford Road/Burke Mill Road.
  • Develop Stratford Road Metro Activity center and Transit-Oriented Development Area at S Stratford and Vest Mill Roads.
  • Allow existing homes to convert to office uses in identified locations creating community- and neighborhood-serving activity centers at Hillcrest/Somerset Road and W Clemmonsville/Ebert Roads.
  • Allow for additional industrial growth south of W Clemmonsville Road.
  • Improve accessibility in the area with the proposed S Stratford/Ebert Connector Road and proposed Peace Haven/Styers Ferry Connector Road.
  • Develop greenways along Little Creek, Burke Creek, and Salem Creek.
  • Create new recreation areas at identified potential park locations.
  • Complete historic studies on the Hope/Fraternity Church and Jonestown Road areas.
  • Pursue identified sites for new elementary, middle, and high schools.

Contact Information

Steve Smotherman, Project Planner, (336) 747-7066 

Revised 10/14/2014

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