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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 ...

Foster Forsyth is in Full Swing, Participate in Person and Online in May

Foster Forsyth is in Full Swing, Participate in Person and Online in May
The first round of public workshops for Foster Forsyth, the process of updating the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, sought input from the community about the long-term priorities and vision for the county. Community members are now invited to imagine what that vision will look like at design workshops this May. Five design workshops will be held between May 11 and May 21, on varying days and times, and at a variety of locations. Residents, businesses, property owners and community groups are encouraged to participate and help shape Forsyth County’s future.   DESIGN WORKSHOPS Help Design Forsyth’s Future! What should Forsyth look like? ...

Comprehensive Plan Update Process: Submit Input Via Online Visioning Workshop

Comprehensive Plan Update Process: Submit Input Via Online Visioning Workshop
Even if you didn’t have a chance to attend one of the five Visioning 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 Visioning Workshop now through 7 a.m. next Thursday, May 5, at: http://goo.gl/MVY7bH. Please take a few minutes to help shape our county’s long-term vision and goals, and share this information with your friends, family, neighbors, HOAs and community groups!

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting May 5, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved extension of the existing moratorium until June 3, 2016. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on May 5, 2016, to consider a possible extension, until June 3, 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 amendment applications, sketch plat approval applications, and applications seeking issuance of conditional use permits.   The public hearing will ...

Final Comprehensive Plan Visioning Workshop Tonight

Final Comprehensive Plan Visioning Workshop Tonight
Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan update is underway. Thank you to everyone who has attended the first four Visioning Workshops. The fifth and final public Visioning Workshop will be held this evening at the West Forsyth High School Cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. Make plans to attend and help shape Forsyth County’s future! For additional information, to sign up for email updates and view future workshop dates, visit www.fosterforsyth.com. 

Foster Forsyth is Underway: Join the Dialogue about Forsyth County’s Future this April

Foster Forsyth is Underway: Join the Dialogue about Forsyth County’s Future this April
Foster Forsyth, the process of updating the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, is underway and community members are invited to participate in the first set of public input sessions this April to shape the plan update. Five Visioning Workshops will be held between April 18 and April 27. These workshops will incorporate the same agenda but will be offered on varying days at different times and locations to accommodate the community. Residents, businesses, property owners and community groups are encouraged to participate and help create Forsyth County’s future.    VISIONING WORKSHOPS What is Forsyth County like today? What will it be like ...

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting April 7, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners extended the moratorium prohibiting the tendering of applications for the following land use actions: New Zonings Zoning Condition Amendments Sketch Plat Approvals Conditional Use Permits For property zoned as RES2, RES3 and RES4, the moratorium will expire on May 6, 2016. All other land ...

Forsyth County to Kick Off Comprehensive Planning Update Process

Forsyth County to Kick Off Comprehensive Planning Update Process
An update to the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan is underway, and you are invited to help create the vision for the county’s long-range future. This will be a full update focused on community elements such as housing, transportation, zoning and other land use matters as well as economic development. The update process will begin with two public hearings and a meeting.   The public hearings will introduce the purpose, schedule and overall update process that encompasses public feedback activities.            Comprehensive Plan Kickoff Public Hearings          (as part of the Board of Commissioners’ regular meetings)          Thursday, March 17, at 5 p.m.      ...

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.
Friday, January 22, 2016: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 1 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks and Recreation programs and activities are cancelled today.

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