Proposed UDC Changes

Modifications to Residential District Performance Standards - Second Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to Chapter 8 and Chapter 11 of the Unified Development Code of Forsyth County at the Commission’s meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning modifications to residential district performance standards and edits related to residential districts for which applications for rezonings may be filed.  All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.  

Click here to review the Planning Commission recommendation memo

Click here to review the Chapter 8 draft

Click here to review the Chapter 11 draft


Dissolution of the Sub Area 2 Planning Commission - Second Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to Chapter 8 of the Unified Development Code of Forsyth County at the Board’s meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning an amendment to Chapter 8, Section 3.5 of the Unified Development Code of Forsyth County to dissolve the Subarea 2 Planning Commission; to repeal conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.  

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Sun-setting of Zoning Approvals - Second Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to Chapter 8 of the Unified Development Code of Forsyth County at the Board’s meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning an amendment to Chapter 8, Section 5.5 of the Unified Development Code of Forsyth County to impose a “sun-setting” of zoning approvals by triggering possible County-initiated down-rezonings where there has been no land disturbance permit application submitted within a certain period; to repeal conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.  

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Various Requirements on Corporate Disclosures - Second Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to Chapter 8 of the Unified Development Code of Forsyth County at the Board’s meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning an amendment to Chapter 8, Section 2.1 of the Unified Development Code of Forsyth County to impose various requirements on corporate disclosures with respect to land use applications [the Board is considering two options, with one option being that all corporation or company members be disclosed, and a second option requiring disclosure only when corporation or company members have made campaign donations]; to repeal conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend. 

Click here to review the draft (Option 1)

Click here to review the draft (Option 2)


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