The City-County Planning Department and the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership will hold two meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to gather public opinion about proposed revisions to update the Downtown Plan. The meetings will be held at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m. in the Milton Rhodes Center, 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem.
The proposed update covers a wide range of topics including vibrancy, economic investment, land use, mobility, public investment, and implementation.
The update is needed to reflect changes in downtown since the current plan was adopted in 2007. According to a recent estimate, 25,000 workers are employed downtown, making it the largest employment center in the 12-county Piedmont Triad region. Downtown has also more than doubled its residential population in the past decade, to 2,500.
To ensure downtown remains a strong employment and residential center, the planning staff has spent the last year working with citizen volunteers and the staff of the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership on an update that would serve as both a marketing and a planning document. The draft is posted online.