News

Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Draft September 27

Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Draft September 27
The next step in Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan update process, Foster Forsyth, is a public hearing on Tuesday, September 27. The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the draft Comprehensive Plan on September 27, when the Planning Commission will host the first public hearing on the draft plan. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming. For more information, visit www.fosterforsyth.com. Don’t miss this opportunity to help shape our county’s future!

Foster Forsyth Comprehensive Plan Update Process Continues to Move Forward

Foster Forsyth Comprehensive Plan Update Process Continues to Move Forward
Public hearing will be held September 27   Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan update process, Foster Forsyth, continues to move forward in September. On August 29 and 31, Foster Forsyth held two open houses to debut the draft plan document, giving community members an opportunity to review highlights from the draft plan, discuss aspects with planning team members and offer feedback to refine it. The full draft of the Comprehensive Plan document is available for community review at the project website, fosterforsyth.com. Comments on the plan should be submitted to the planning team at contactus@fosterforsyth.com.   A special called meeting of the Board of ...

Comprehensive Plan Draft Components Available for Review at Open Houses August 29 and 31

Comprehensive Plan Draft Components Available for Review at Open Houses August 29 and 31
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 ...

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 ...

    Contact Us

     Address: 110 East Main Street
    Cumming GA 30040
     Phone: 770-781-2101
     Email: Contact Us

    Our Mission

    As trusted stewards of Forsyth County’s future, the elected officials and employees are dedicated to serving the community and to providing effective, professional public service with integrity and a commitment to excellence. 

    Our Vision

    Forsyth County is committed to providing and maintaining the most efficient, customer service-oriented county government possible. The county will be an innovative and strategic leader in providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally prudent and professional manner. By preserving and enhancing a high quality of life, Forsyth County will remain a healthy, safe and compelling place in which to live, work, recreate, visit and invest.