Comprehensive Plan Draft Components Available for Review at Open Houses August 29 and 31 August 26, 2016 Photo, Planning and Community Development Comprehensive Plan, Foster Forsyth 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 tool for the plan. The public will have the opportunity to review and comment on the draft components of the plan at two open houses in August. Residents, businesses, property owners and community groups are encouraged to participate and help shape Forsyth County’s future. Open Houses The open houses will provide an opportunity for community members to review draft plan materials at their own pace as well as discuss materials and provide input to the planning team. No formal presentation will be given. The draft plan document will be made available on the Foster Forsyth website (www.FosterForsyth.com) for community members to review the week of the open houses. Both open houses will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room (Suite 220) in the Forsyth County Administration Building, located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming. Monday, August 29, 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 4-8 p.m. Input from the open houses will be used to refine the plan for its final draft. Community members are welcome to attend both open houses, but should note that both will provide the same information. About Foster Forsyth Foster Forsyth is a full update initiative to Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan, focused on community elements such as housing, transportation, zoning and other land use matters, as well as economic development. The Comprehensive Plan is the umbrella policy document for the county’s future growth and development, which plays an important role in rezoning and development decisions. The plan also establishes community goals and priorities for the county’s future. The update process provides an opportunity for the community as a whole to pause and have a meaningful dialogue about its vision for housing, quality of life and employment opportunities, along with the policies and programs that will support plan implementation. The Comprehensive Plan update process is being conducted by Jacobs in collaboration with Kimley-Horn. For more information, please visit www.FosterForsyth.com or contact Meghan McMullen, a member of the Jacobs consultant team, at (404) 978-7651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.