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Public Hearing regarding Extension of District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Extension of District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
Update: At their November 16, 2017 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium. On Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 5 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a possible extension, until November 16, 2018, of a moratorium barring the acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits for certain properties zoned residential between 2000 to 2012 in Commission District 4. The public hearing will be held 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 ...

Forsyth County Seeks Residents’ Input on Retirement Housing Preferences, Plans

Forsyth County Seeks Residents’ Input on Retirement Housing Preferences, Plans
Survey on “aging in place” available through December 3   On the heels of the recent adoption of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, Forsyth County is conducting a study and seeking residents’ input on a topic identified in the plan as an important priority for the county – aging in place and multi-generational housing.   The Forsyth County Demographics Study for Aging in Place will provide research for officials on resident housing preferences for plans for staying in the county through their retirement years.   The study is being conducted in coordination with the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, ...

Public Hearing regarding Moratorium Related on Res1 Conservation Subdivisions

Public Hearing regarding Moratorium Related on Res1 Conservation Subdivisions
Update: At their meeting October 5, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved the Resolution to extend the moratorium to February 2, 2018. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on October 5, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until February 2, 2018, of the moratorium originally adopted on June 1, 2017, on the acceptance of land disturbance permits or sketch plat permit applications for a Res1 Conservation Subdivision. The Board of Commissioners intends only to consider extension of the LDP and sketch plat moratorium with respect to Res1 subdivisions.  The public hearing will take place at ...

Public Hearing regarding Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting August 17, 2017, the board voted to extend the moratorium until December 8, 2017. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on August 17, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until December 8, 2017, of the moratorium imposed on September 3, 2015, on the acceptance of applications for rezoning of property to the Res6 zoning district.  The public hearing will take place at the board’s regular meeting on August 17, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  All Forsyth County residents and ...

Public Hearing regarding Master Planned District Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Master Planned District Moratorium
Update: At their meeting August 3, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium until November 3, 2017. On Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 5 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in order to consider the possible commencement and/or extension until November 3, 2017 of a moratorium on the acceptance of applications for rezoning of property to the Master Planned District (MPD) zoning district. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building. All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons ...

Public Hearing regarding District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
 Update: At their meeting November 2, 2017, the board voted to adopt the Resolution as presented.  View the Resolution adopted November 2, 2017.  Update: The following item is slated for the Board of Commissioners’ November 2, 2017 Old Business agenda:   Board consideration of a Resolution (1) amending the August 3, 2017 moratorium prohibiting the acceptance of land disturbance permit (LDP) applications on residential zonings in District 4 that were zoned residential between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2012, except for agricultural properties, until November 3, 2017, by changing the expiration date of the moratorium ...

Overlay for Coal Mountain Area of Northern Forsyth County Adopted

Overlay for Coal Mountain Area of Northern Forsyth County Adopted
Overlay aimed at visual unity, elevated design quality   An overlay for the Coal Mountain area of northern Forsyth County was adopted by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners at their meeting July 6. An overlay district is a defined geographic area that encompasses one or more zoning districts and that imposes additional requirements above and beyond those required by the underlying zoning district.   The Coal Mountain Overlay is intended to create visual unity through an elevated level of design quality applied throughout the area. Simultaneously, the overlay is designed to enhance the individuality of three distinct ...

Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan Adopted

Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan Adopted
On July 6, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037, the result of a multi-month comprehensive plan update process, branded as Foster Forsyth.   Foster Forsyth was a full update initiative to the county’s Comprehensive Plan, focused on community elements such as housing, transportation, zoning and other land use matters, as well as economic development. The Comprehensive Plan is the umbrella policy document for the county’s future growth and development, which plays an important role in rezoning and development decisions. The plan also establishes community goals and priorities for the county’s future. Click here ...

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to Consider Adoption of Comprehensive Plan

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to Consider Adoption of Comprehensive Plan
On July 6, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will consider the adoption of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037, the result of a multi-month comprehensive plan update process that began in early 2016, branded as Foster Forsyth. The public hearing will take place as part of the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting starting at 5 p.m. At the request of the Board of Commissioners on April 13, 2017, the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037 was submitted for state and regional review. Both the state of Georgia and the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission determined that the plan meets the standards ...

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium Related to Conservation Subdivisions

Public Hearing Regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium Related to Conservation Subdivisions
Update: At their meeting July 6, 2017, the Board of Commissioners voted to extend the moratorium until October 6, 2017 for Res1, Res2 and Res3 conservation subdivision rezoning applications as well as the moratorium on acceptance of land disturbance permits (LDPs) and sketch plat applications for Res1 conservation subdivisions. The board released the moratorium with respect to acceptance of applications for LDPs on existing Res2 and Res3 Conservation Subdivisions. (The Res1 category will be placed on a future work session for discussion). The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 5 ...

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