The Planning Division of the Planning and Development Services Department is a joint City-County agency serving Winston-Salem and unincorporated Forsyth County as well as the smaller municipalities of Bethania, Tobaccoville, Rural Hall. Our staff has expertise in land use planning, transportation planning, economic development, historic preservation, neighborhood revitalization, environmental protection, and other issues affecting the growth of our community. Staff provides the data, information and professional recommendations regarding land use issues and other planning policy questions to the Planning Board and elected boards to help them make informed recommendations and decisions.

The Planning Board was established by a special act of the North Carolina General Assembly in 1948 to provide consolidated planning services to the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. As such, it is the oldest consolidated city-county agency in North Carolina. The Board is served by Planning staff which also functions as an administrative department of City and County governments.

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Historic Preservation Month

Rural Hall Area Plan Public Hearing - June 9, 2016, City-County Planning Board

Current Month Agenda Book for May 12, 2016 Planning Board Public Hearing

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Development Dashboard, 2016 1st Quarter [pdf/705kb/2p] - posted 4/29/2016

Legacy Update 2014-2015 Status Report [pdf/904kb/4p] - posted 3/9/2016

Urban Agriculature Toolkit - posted 3/9/2016

Development Opportunities Studies 2015 - posted 2/25/2016

Public Art Master Plan [pdf/1.98mb/17p] - posted 1/22/2016

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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Historic Resources Commission - May 10, 2016 A local historic marker commemorating the Five Row community at Reynolda will b...

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100 E. First St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Winston-Salem, NC 27102

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