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Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

 

Proposed UDC Changes

Adopted Design Requirements

The drafts below reflect the adopted residential design standards that were published within the UDC on December 6, 2019.

County-wide Design Standards 6.6.19

County-wide Design Standards 9.5.19 

Southeast Forsyth Design Standards

                                        Upcoming Public Hearings                                        

 

Modifications to the Unified Development Code regarding the South Forsyth Commercial Design Standards - Second Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS    

Notice is hereby given that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the Forsyth County Unified Development Code at the Board's meeting on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 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. 

If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Board of Commissioners, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking. In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearing is also available by phone and virtually. Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County's website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-205-4572.    

The UDC draft language may be viewed on line or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment online, please visit https://www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-205-4572 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).    

Amendments related to South Forsyth commercial design standards  

Click here to view the draft

Modifications to UDC Regarding Residential and Agricultural Use Permissions and Regulations - Third Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS  

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the UDC modifications listed below on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia.  

If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Board of Commissioners, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking.  In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually.  Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-205-4572.  

The UDC draft language may be viewed online or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment online, please visit www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-205-4572 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).   

Amendments to the Unified Development Code related to residential and agricultural use permissions and regulations.

                                 Recently Passed Public Hearings                                   

 

Modifications to the UDC Related to Residential Design Standards for Single-family Attached and Multifamily Residential Developments - First Hearing

Modifications to the UDC Related to Architectural Elevations and Clarifications within Chapter 8 - First Hearing

Modifications to the UDC Related to Procedural Clarifications within Chapter 8 - First Hearing

Modifications to the UDC Regarding Conservation Subdivisions - First Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS 

The Forsyth County Planning Commission is the designated body to hold public hearings for amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC), amendments to the official zoning map, applications for conditional use permits, home occupation permits, and applications for variances on property considered simultaneously for rezoning.  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for the UDC modifications listed below on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. 

The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia.  If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Planning Commission, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking.  In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually.  Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-205-4572. 

The UDC draft language may be viewed online or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment online, please visit www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-205-4572 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).   

 Amendments to the UDC related to conservation subdivisions Click here to view draft.

Modifications to UDC Regarding Residential and Agricultural Use Permissions and Regulations - Second Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS 

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the UDC modifications listed below on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 

The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia.  If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Board of Commissioners, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking.  In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually.  Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-205-4572. 

The UDC draft language may be viewed online or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment online, please visit www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-205-4572 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).  

Amendments to the Unified Development Code related to residential and agricultural use permissions and regulations. Click to view draft.

Modifications to the Unified Development Code regarding the South Forsyth Commercial Design Standards - First Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS 

 

The Forsyth County Planning Commission is the designated body to hold public hearings for amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC), amendments to the official zoning map, applications for conditional use permits, home occupation permits, and applications for variances on property considered simultaneously for rezoning. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for the UDC modifications listed below on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. 

 

The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia. If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Planning Commission, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking. In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually. Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County's website at www.forsythco.coor by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-781-2115 ext. 2840. 

 

The UDC draft language may be viewed on line or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment online, please visit https://www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-781-2115 ext. 2840 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). 

 

Amendments related to South Forsyth commercial design standards  

Click here to view the draft

Modifications to UDC Regarding Residential and Agricultural Use Permissions and Regulations - First Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Forsyth County Planning Commission is the designated body to hold public hearings for amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC), amendments to the official zoning map, applications for conditional use permits, home occupation permits, and applications for variances on property considered simultaneously for rezoning.  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for the UDC modifications listed below on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. 

The public hearing will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Commissioners Meeting Room 220, Second Floor, Cumming, Georgia.  If you wish to speak at the public hearing before the Board of Commissioners, you will be required to provide your name and address to staff prior to speaking.  In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings is also available by phone and virtually.  Information related to these alternative methods of participation may be found on the County’s website at www.forsythco.com or by contacting the Department of Planning and Community Development at 770-781-2115 ext. 2840. 

The UDC draft language may be viewed online or by making an appointment to visit the Department of Planning & Community Development, 110 East Main Street, First Floor, Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment online, please visit https://www.forsythco.com/appointments or contact staff at 770-781-2115 ext. 2840 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Amendments related to residential and agricultural use permissions and regulations.  Click to view draft.

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