Two listening sessions to be held in
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.
sessions will be held to gather feedback on preferred design, which will
include a dialogue on design concepts so community priorities can be
established and integrated into the draft requirements. The public is invited
to offer their perspective on residential design and preferences at either
sessions will be held on Thursday, March 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Central
Park Recreation Center banquet room (2300 Keith Bridge Road) and on Wednesday,
March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fowler Park Recreation Center community room
(4110 Carolene Way). The content and format at both will be the same, with two
sessions offered to accommodate citizens’ schedules.
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 County Board of Commissioners in 2017.
The upcoming listening
sessions are the first component of a two part pre-hearing engagement process
on the new standards. Following the listening sessions, the next step will be
an open house which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at the
Forsyth County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street).