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Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium Prohibiting Acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits on Res3 Zoned Property

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium Prohibiting Acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits on Res3 Zoned Property
Update: At their meeting September 1, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved a Resolution extending the temporary moratorium until December 7, 2016. Click here to view the Resolution. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 1, 2016 to consider a possible extension until December 7, 2016 of the emergency, temporary moratorium adopted on August 9, 2016 barring the application of Note 1 of Table 11.2(b) of the Forsyth County Unified Development Code. The public hearing will take place on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite ...

Foster Forsyth Comprehensive Plan Draft Components Available for Review at Open Houses this Month

Foster Forsyth Comprehensive Plan Draft Components Available for Review at Open Houses this Month
Opportunity for public to review and comment on draft components of plan   Foster Forsyth is the process of updating the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan. This spring and summer, Foster Forsyth held Visioning Workshops that determined the goals and vision for the county, Design Workshops that addressed the character of the county and Implementation Workshops that proposed strategies in support of the identified vision, goals and character. With that information in hand, the Foster Forsyth Project Team has updated Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan, along with associated policies and projects that make up the five-year community work program – the primary implementation ...

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on the Combination of Lots

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Moratorium on the Combination of Lots
Update: At their meeting August 4, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved a Resolution extending a moratorium on lot combinations for a period of 90 days or until such time as Unified Development Code Section 18-2.2 is modified, whichever is shorter.   Click here to view the Resolution. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on August 4, 2016 to consider a possible 90-day extension of the July 12, 2016 emergency, temporary moratorium on the combination of lots pursuant to Section 18-2.2 of the Forsyth County Unified Development Code. The public hearing will take place at ...

Be a Part of Forsyth County’s Future – Attend an Implementation Workshop This Week

Be a Part of Forsyth County’s Future – Attend an Implementation Workshop This Week
Foster Forsyth, the process of updating the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, is now focused on implementation. Residents, businesses, property owners and community groups are encouraged to participate and help shape Forsyth County’s future. At Implementation Workshops being held Monday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 15, participants will help identify implementation strategies related to land use, housing, transportation and economic development.   Implementation Workshops What needs to happen in the next five years for the county to achieve its vision? Monday, June 13, 6 – 8 p.m.: County Administration Building, Commissioners Meeting Room Wednesday, June 15, ...

Foster Forsyth Moves into Implementation Workshops

Foster Forsyth Moves into Implementation Workshops
Foster Forsyth, the process of updating the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, is moving into its next stage focused on implementation. Residents, businesses, property owners and community groups are encouraged to participate and help shape Forsyth County’s future. At Design Workshops held in May, community members took part in helping to determine the appropriate character for different areas of the county, along with designating where different types of anticipated development should occur. At the two Implementation Workshops to be held in June, participants will help identify implementation strategies related to land use, housing, transportation and economic development.   Implementation Workshops What ...

Community Groups Invited to Provide Input for County’s Comprehensive Plan Update Process

Community Groups Invited to Provide Input for County’s Comprehensive Plan Update Process
Groups can be involved in the update process via a Meeting in a Box   All community groups in Forsyth County are urged to give their input on Foster Forsyth, the process of updating the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan. Community groups now have an additional way to be involved in the update process through a new Meeting in a Box opportunity. The Meeting in a Box enables community groups to conduct their own mini-workshops in order to learn about the planning process and give input outside the context of the formally scheduled workshops. Information gathered from the boxes will be used ...

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting June 2, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved a graduated lift in effect for 90 days beginning June 3, 2016 allowing seven Res2, Res3, Res4 rezonings per month with a limit of two per district.    The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on June 2, 2016, to consider a possible extension, until December 31, 2016, of the existing moratorium barring the acceptance of any applications for rezoning of property to a Res2, Res3 or Res4 classification, and for properties already zoned Res2, Res3 or Res4, barring acceptance of zoning condition ...

Comprehensive Plan Update Process: Submit Input Via Online Design Workshop

Comprehensive Plan Update Process: Submit Input Via Online Design Workshop
Even if you didn’t have a chance to attend one of the five Design Workshops held this month as part of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan update, there is still time to provide your input on this portion of the process! Comments can be submitted via the Online Design Workshop now through 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at: http://goo.gl/2JBjJp. Please take time to help design our county’s future, and share this information with your family, local friends, neighbors, HOAs and community groups!

Help Shape Forsyth County’s Future – Online Survey Available through May 22

Help Shape Forsyth County’s Future – Online Survey Available through May 22
Do you have 15 minutes? If so, then you have enough time to help shape Forsyth County’s future! An online community survey is available now through May 22 to gather input for Foster Forsyth, the process of updating Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan. The survey asks about long-term vision and priorities for the county’s future with a focus on future growth and development. Please take the time to provide your input on this important process by taking the survey, available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fosterforsyth.   Please share this link with others – including family, local friends, co-workers and neighbors.  

Help Design Forsyth County’s Future - Attend a Design Workshop this Week

Help Design Forsyth County’s Future - Attend a Design Workshop this Week
Foster Forsyth, Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan update process, is underway. Make plans to attend a Design Workshop this Wednesday, May 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Mashburn Elementary School Cafeteria or Thursday, May 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Central Park Recreation Center Banquet Room. You’ll have the opportunity to work collaboratively with planners to answer questions like, “what land uses are appropriate to which areas of the county?” and “what should development look like?” Your attendance at all Design Workshops is welcomed, but please note that the agenda will be the same for all ...

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