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Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Public Hearing - August 31, 2015

The final public hearing regarding the southern portion of the Southwest Suburban Area Plan Update within Forsyth County’s zoning jurisdiction will be held before the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners on Monday, August 31, 2015. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room on the fifth floor of the Forsyth County Government Center, 201 N. Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem, NC. Citizens will have the opportunity to comment on the draft Southwest Suburban Area Plan Update [pdf/5.00mb/82p]. The draft plan includes recommendations for land use, transportation, community facilities, historic resources, and design within the planning area.

The Southwest Suburban Area Plan was adopted by the Winston-Salem City Council on June 1, 2015, for the northern portion of the planning area within the Winston-Salem corporate limits. The plan was recommended for adoption by the City-County Planning Board on April 9, 2015.

Between December 2014 and March 2015, four monthly citizen meetings were held at the Little Creek recreation center. At those meetings, citizens discussed area needs and opportunities and shared ideas about proposed land use, transportation, and historic preservation and community facilities recommendations.

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.

Planning Area Boundary

Southwest Suburban Planning Area

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.

Contact Information

Steve Smotherman, Project Planner

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


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