South Suburban Area Plan Update

Adopted 2017

The South Suburban Area Plan Update (PDF) has been adopted by the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the plan on November 30, 2017, and the Winston-Salem City Council adopted the plan on November 6, 2017. The City-County Planning Board recommended approval of the plan on June 8, 2017. The plan update will guide future area land use and public investment decisions including recommendations for:

  • Community facilities
  • Design and appearance
  • Economic development
  • Historic preservation
  • Housing and community development
  • Transportation
South Suburban Area Plan Update
  1. Planning Area
  2. Recommendations

Planning Area Boundary

The South Suburban Planning Area (PDF) encompasses approximately 15,500 acres and is bounded:

  • On the east by Thomasville Road
  • On the north by Silas Creek Parkway and I-40
  • On the south by the Davidson County line
  • On the west by Ebert Road

Approximately 73% of the land area is in the City of Winston-Salem, with 36% of the total area in the South Ward, 36% of the area in the Southeast Ward, and 2% in the Southwest Ward. Approximately 27% of the total planning area is in unincorporated Forsyth County.

The Peters Creek Parkway Corridor Plan Area is also contained within the South Suburban Area, and this plan contains additional recommendations for properties within this area. For more information, see the Peters Creek Parkway Corridor page.

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