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Public Hearing Regarding Moratorium on Small Cell Technology Use

Public Hearing Regarding Moratorium on Small Cell Technology Use
Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing and receive public input in order to consider the possible extension, until January 4, 2019, of the existing moratorium, adopted on April 10, 2018, barring the acceptance of applications for permits for wireless communications devices and facilities in the County right-of-way. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040.  All Forsyth County residents and any other ...

Resident Input Sought on County’s Trees, Mass Grading and Stormwater Design Requirements

Resident Input Sought on County’s Trees, Mass Grading and Stormwater Design Requirements
Meeting to discuss potential ordinance modifications to be held June 20 A public input meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 20 to kick-off the public engagement process for the review of the county’s tree ordinance, regulations pertaining to mass grading and an incentives program for innovative, low impact storm water design.  These items were identified as implementation measures in the latest update of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan and they are being bundled together in an effort to consider regulatory changes pertaining to the removal of trees and movement of earth during the development process.  “These tasks are related to policy ...

Subarea Plan Open House Set for May 14

Subarea Plan Open House Set for May 14
Public feedback being sought for trail-related community needs   Forsyth County is asking for citizen input on a subarea plan designed to establish an integrated trail system in the northern portion of the county. The plan includes sidewalks, bicycle paths, multi-use trails and supporting facilities that foster community health through promotion of bicycle travel and increased walkability.   Building upon the Forsyth County Bicycle Transportation & Pedestrian Walkways 2025 Plan, the subarea plan also incorporates land-use connections between neighborhoods, county facilities and the county’s natural resources including Lake Lanier, Sawnee Mountain and the Etowah River.   Citizens will have the opportunity to view the latest proposal and offer input prior to the plan moving forward for ...

Online Survey Seeks Feedback on Residential Design Preferences

Online Survey Seeks Feedback on Residential Design Preferences
Lot and subdivision design preferences survey available through May 2 Forsyth County is seeking citizen feedback, through an online survey, on preferred residential design standards for the single-family Res2, Res3 and Res4 zoning districts. Design standards under consideration include exterior materials, windows, roofs, garages, lighting, building orientation to street, building scale and disposition on lot, site design, connectivity and walkability, landscaping and open space. Data collected from the survey will help formulate a vision for future residential development in the county, building upon design preferences communicated by stakeholders who attended March listening sessions and an April open house. The survey is available ...

Residential Design Standards Open House Set for April 18

Residential Design Standards Open House Set for April 18
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 ...

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
On Thursday, April 5, at 5 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a proposed modification to the 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 proposed modification to add a set of standardized performance standards that, if accepted in writing, will exempt residential development from ...

Forsyth County Seeks Input on Residential Design Standards

Forsyth County Seeks Input on Residential Design Standards
Two listening sessions to be held in March   Forsyth County is seeking citizen input on residential design standards for the single-family Res2, Res3, and Res4 zoning districts. The county is beginning the process of creating new design standards for these zoning districts and wants public input to assist in formulating a vision for future residential development in the county. 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.   Two listening sessions will be held to gather feedback on preferred design, which will include a dialogue on design concepts so community ...

Online Survey Seeks Community Input on Subarea Plan for Northern Forsyth County

Online Survey Seeks Community Input on  Subarea Plan for Northern Forsyth County
Public feedback being sought for trail-related community needs  Forsyth County is asking for citizen input on a subarea plan designed to establish an integrated trail system in the northern portion of the county. The plan includes sidewalks, bicycle paths, multi-use trails and supporting facilities that foster community health through promotion of bicycle travel and increased walkability. The survey will function as the key community engagement tool for the subarea plan and is available to county residents on the Forsyth County website at forsythco.com through March 9. The subarea plan, which spans portions of district one, four and five, utilizes the Forsyth County ...

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, ...

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