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County Seeks Input on Southeast Forsyth Residential Design Standards

County Seeks Input on Southeast Forsyth Residential Design Standards
Three August sessions offered to accommodate residents’ schedules Forsyth County is seeking input on residential design standards in the southeast portion of the county.  The approximate boundaries for this area are Georgia 400 to the west, McGinnis Ferry Rd. to the south and the Highway 20 vicinity to the north. Public feedback is needed to assist with the establishment of standards that reflect distinctive character for future development in this area.  The community is encouraged to participate and assist with the design process. The content and format will be the same at all three sessions: - Aug. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sharon Forks Library ...

Public Input Sought on County’s Tree and Effective Mass Grading Ordinances

Public Input Sought on County’s Tree and Effective Mass Grading Ordinances
Meetings to discuss potential ordinance modifications to be held Aug. 15 and Aug. 22   Two public input meetings will be held in August to continue the public engagement process for the review of the county’s tree ordinance and regulations pertaining to mass grading. These items, along with an incentive program for low impact storm water design, were identified as implementation measures in the latest update of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan.   In order to protect and provide access to the county’s natural and cultural assets as noted in the plan, the county seeks further community input in order to recommend modifications and enhancements to current standards.   The Aug. 15 meeting ...

Public Hearing Regarding Moratorium on Small Cell Technology Use

Public Hearing Regarding Moratorium on Small Cell Technology Use
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 5 p.m. to consider the possible extension, until October 5, 2018, of the moratorium adopted on April 10, 2018, which was previously extended on May 3, 2018, barring the acceptance of applications for permits for wireless communications devices and facilities in the County right-of-way. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  Resolution to extend the moratorium

Resident Input Sought on County’s Trees, Mass Grading and Stormwater Design Requirements

Resident Input Sought on County’s Trees, Mass Grading and Stormwater Design Requirements
Meeting to discuss potential ordinance modifications to be held June 20 A public input meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 20 to kick-off the public engagement process for the review of the county’s tree ordinance, regulations pertaining to mass grading and an incentives program for innovative, low impact storm water design.  These items were identified as implementation measures in the latest update of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan and they are being bundled together in an effort to consider regulatory changes pertaining to the removal of trees and movement of earth during the development process.  “These tasks are related to policy ...

Subarea Plan Open House Set for May 14

Subarea Plan Open House Set for May 14
Public feedback being sought for trail-related community needs   Forsyth County is asking for citizen input on a subarea plan designed to establish an integrated trail system in the northern portion of the county. The plan includes sidewalks, bicycle paths, multi-use trails and supporting facilities that foster community health through promotion of bicycle travel and increased walkability.   Building upon the Forsyth County Bicycle Transportation & Pedestrian Walkways 2025 Plan, the subarea plan also incorporates land-use connections between neighborhoods, county facilities and the county’s natural resources including Lake Lanier, Sawnee Mountain and the Etowah River.   Citizens will have the opportunity to view the latest proposal and offer input prior to the plan moving forward for ...

Online Survey Seeks Feedback on Residential Design Preferences

Online Survey Seeks Feedback on Residential Design Preferences
Lot and subdivision design preferences survey available through May 2 Forsyth County is seeking citizen feedback, through an online survey, on preferred residential design standards for the single-family Res2, Res3 and Res4 zoning districts. Design standards under consideration include exterior materials, windows, roofs, garages, lighting, building orientation to street, building scale and disposition on lot, site design, connectivity and walkability, landscaping and open space. Data collected from the survey will help formulate a vision for future residential development in the county, building upon design preferences communicated by stakeholders who attended March listening sessions and an April open house. The survey is available ...

Residential Design Standards Open House Set for April 18

Residential Design Standards Open House Set for April 18
Community feedback to be used to refine residential design standards  On Wednesday, April 18, Forsyth County will hold an open house to gather citizen feedback on preferred residential design standards for the single-family Res2, Res3 and Res4 zoning districts. The county is in the process of creating new design standards for these zoning districts and is seeking public input to assist in formulating a vision for future residential development in the county. 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 ...

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
On Thursday, April 5, at 5 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a proposed modification to the moratorium barring the acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits for certain properties zoned residential between 2000 to 2012 in Commission District 4.  The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modification to add a set of standardized performance standards that, if accepted in writing, will exempt residential development from ...

Forsyth County Seeks Input on Residential Design Standards

Forsyth County Seeks Input on Residential Design Standards
Two listening sessions to be held in March   Forsyth 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.   Two listening sessions will be held to gather feedback on preferred design, which will include a dialogue on design concepts so community ...

Online Survey Seeks Community Input on Subarea Plan for Northern Forsyth County

Online Survey Seeks Community Input on  Subarea Plan for Northern Forsyth County
Public feedback being sought for trail-related community needs  Forsyth County is asking for citizen input on a subarea plan designed to establish an integrated trail system in the northern portion of the county. The plan includes sidewalks, bicycle paths, multi-use trails and supporting facilities that foster community health through promotion of bicycle travel and increased walkability. The survey will function as the key community engagement tool for the subarea plan and is available to county residents on the Forsyth County website at forsythco.com through March 9. The subarea plan, which spans portions of district one, four and five, utilizes the Forsyth County ...

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