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Community feedback to be used to refine residential design standards 

On Wednesday, April 18, Forsyth County will hold an open house to gather citizen feedback on preferred residential design standards for the single-family Res2, Res3 and Res4 zoning districts. The county is in the process of creating new design standards for these zoning districts and is seeking public input to assist in formulating a vision for future residential development in the county.

Development of new design and performance standards for Res2, Res3 and Res4 zoning districts was an identified task within the Comprehensive Plan’s Community Work Program, adopted by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in 2017.  

Design standards under consideration include exterior materials, windows, building orientation to street, building scale and disposition on lot, parking configuration, site design, connectivity and walkability, landscaping, open space, lighting and accessory structures.

The open house event is building upon design preferences communicated by stakeholders who attended two listening sessions held in March.  This event will offer an opportunity to review a draft of proposed standards and will be held on Wednesday, April 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Forsyth County Administration Building located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming (Suite 220).

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