Drop-In Meeting - March 3, 2015
Citizens who live or work in the Southwest Suburban Planning Area are invited to attend the final drop-in session of the Southwest Suburban Area Plan Update, to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., at the Little Creek Recreation Center, 610 Foxcroft Drive, 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.
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 (see draft plan pages 56-58).
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