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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


Forsyth County hosted an open house on February 24, 2020 related to preliminary design standards for commercial development as well as refinements of the South Forsyth marketing brand system. This meeting was held in tandem with the January open house. Please access the presentation boards below to view what was presented at the February open house.

The next meeting will be a presentation before the Board of Commissioners for further discussion of the draft standards in a work session, which will be scheduled during the summer of 2020. For more information, please contact: Vanessa Bernstein-Goldman, AICP -   

Cover image of the open house branding boards.


Forsyth County hosted an open house on January 22, 2020 in order to receive feedback on preliminary design standards for commercial development as well as refinements of the South Forsyth marketing brand system. The design standards specifically focus on non-residential uses along commercial corridors, which include building and site design requirements. The branding portion of the project focuses on marketing recommendations to help identify the area and foster community connections. Please access the presentation boards below to view what was presented at the January open house.



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 public input concerning what participants shared about their place, South Forsyth. These statements 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 teachers, parents and classmates. 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.   

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