Help Shape Your Community

A Placemaking Menu was developed as an initial effort to establish community identify for South Forsyth. This document is intended to inspire citizens, developers and the county to focus on the creation of destinations and places that will promote a sense of belonging. It is a collaborative and flexible guidebook for the community and is the precursor to an upcoming branding initiative.

South Forsyth project boundary

In September 2019, a three day design workshop was held to gather input related to enhancing a sense of identity for the southeastern portion of the county. The branding portion of the South Forsyth design initiative will include a logo and tagline as well as other marketing recommendations to help identify the area. These recommendations will help support a brand style as part of a larger placemaking initiative currently underway.

Below are value statements based on input shared at the workshop concerning what participants love about their place, South Forsyth. These statements are intended to set the tone of the design and marketing focus.

We are South Forsyth

  • We are families and neighbors. Our home is South Forsyth, and our neighborhoods provide a respite from the Metro area.
  • We are an active community. Our children play soccer in our parks that are second to none, we stroll our friendly neighborhood sidewalks, and enjoy our trails and fantastic greenway.
  • We are War Eagles and Longhorns. Our schools are our heart and soul, and provide our kids with the best education in the state.
  • We love our natural resources. Our southern border is the Chattahoochee River, and we are the headwaters for great fishing, floating or kayaking.
  • We are proud of our diversity. Our community is an international melting pot and we enjoy great food, friendly neighbors, and unique cultures.
  • We have the best of both worlds. Our residents came here for peace and quiet, and are a short drive away from urban amenities or rural landscapes.
  • We are community. Our homes, parks, schools and neighbors are truly special, and we cherish the place we call home.

We are South Forsyth
Our Community. Our Home.

The September design workshop also presented an opportunity to receive input from residents, business and property owners with an interest in commercial design within the Southeast Forsyth community. Feedback on commercial design was gathered from a visual preference survey as shown above.  Initial impressions concerning commercial design input from workshop participants were communicated back to attendees via a brief slideshow presentation also provided above, which will inform a preliminary draft that is currently underway.  Stay tuned for future public meetings once the draft is available for feedback.  We look forward to your continued participation!  For more information, please contact:  Vanessa Bernstein-Goldman, AICP - vdbernstein@forsythco.com

Residential design standards for the South Forsyth area were adopted on August 1, 2019 and will become effective on December 6, 2019: Southeast Forsyth Design Standards