The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County City-County Planning Department will have a community kickoff meeting for the Southeast Forsyth County Area Plan update, in which our church is located. The community kickoff meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Union Cross Elementary School from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ( see attached SoutheastForsythMeetingFlier (1-2013)). An Area Plan generally contains information about the Plan Area’s existing conditions and recommendations for guiding future growth and development. Citizen participation is an important part of the Area Plan process, and multiple opportunities for public participation exist within the Area Plan process.
The Southeast Forsyth County Plan Area encompasses 13,350 acres (see map on flyer). The Plan Area is bounded generally on the north by the northwest corner of the Union Cross Road intersection with I-40 and the town of Kernersville municipal limits or its extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction, on the east by the Guilford County line, on the south by the Davidson County line, and on the west by Wallburg Road, Sawmill Road, Union Cross Road (from Sawmill Road to I-40), Temple School Road, and Glenn Hi Road east of Brookstone Ridge Drive. The Plan Area excludes areas in Forsyth County that are within the City of High Point and the Town of Kernersville.
The community kickoff meeting is an opportunity for City-County planning staff to receive initial input from all residents in the area on how they perceive their neighborhood issues, problems, and opportunities. At the meeting, staff asks citizens to discuss what they like about their area, what they think needs improvement, and most importantly, what they want their community to look like in the future. The issues and opportunities identified at the meeting will be used by planning staff in making recommendations included in the update of the Southeast Forsyth County Area Plan. After the kickoff meeting, three additional meetings are anticipated once per month in February, March and April.