Drop-In Meeting - March 3, 2015
A complete draft of the Southwest Suburban Area Plan Update is now complete. The City-County Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the plan on April 9, 2015. This hearing will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the fifth floor meeting room of the Stuart Municipal Building, 100 E. First Street, Winston-Salem. Citizens will have the opportunity to comment on the draft Southwest Suburban Area Plan Update [pdf/9mb/82p]. The draft plan includes recommendations for land use, transportation, community facilities, historic resources, and design in the planning area. Following a recommendation by the Planning Board, the Winston-Salem City Council and Forsyth County Commissioners will hold public hearings on the plan later this spring.
A plan kickoff meeting was held on December 4, 2014, where citizens discussed positive and negative attributes of the area, as well as needs and opportunities. A second meeting was held on January 6, 2015, to discuss proposed land use recommendations. At the third meeting on February 3, 2015, citizens shared their thoughts and ideas about proposed transportation, historic preservation, and community facilities recommendations, as well as changes to the draft proposed land use map [pdf/3mb/1p]. Since the February meeting, Planning staff has also added basic development form guidelines for the South Stratford Road Growth Corridor. A citizen drop-in meeting for the complete draft plan was held on March 3, 2015.
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