REVIEW

As plan documents and materials are drafted, they will be posted here for public review. Please send us your comments!

FORSYTH COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 2017-2037

July 6, 2017

The state has completed its review of the Comprehensive Plan, and determined that the document meets the standards for comprehensive planning in Georgia. This document will now go to the Board of Commissioners to be considered for adoption.

DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 2017-2037

May 17, 2017

The Comprehensive Plan has been submitted to the State for review, and can be viewed online here. The State has 30 to 60 days for review; adoption by the County is anticipated in July.

DISCUSSED EDITS TO 09/12/16 DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 2017-2037 FOR 04/13/17 BOC CONSIDERATION

March 6, 2017

The Board of Commissioners (BOC) reviewed the 09/12/16 draft of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037 at its meeting on March 2, 2017. Potential changes to the draft were discussed, including revisions to character areas and nodes as well as additional text regarding commercial corridors and low-density residential and sewer infrastructure. The recommended changes are shown in the file below and will be considered with the rest of the draft plan and previously recommended changes at the public hearing on April 13, 2017.

ANTICIPATED CHANGES TO 09/12/16 DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 2017-2037 FOR 01/19/17 BOC CONSIDERATION

January 9, 2017

On January 19, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners (BOC) will consider transmittal of the September 12, 2016 draft of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037 for regional and state review. Prior to advancing the plan, the Board of Commissioners will hear a presentation from the planning team that highlights BOC requested changes to the draft plan based on a special called meeting of the BOC on December 19, 2016. BOC changes build upon or alter Planning Commission recommendations made in October 2016. These recommendations and alterations are reflected in the file below. The file includes a summary cover sheet of what’s inside, a matrix of the anticipated plan changes, corresponding community character maps changes (two maps), and zoning charts (two sets).

RECOMMENDED EDITS TO 09/12/16 DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 2017-2037

November 22, 2016

On December 1, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will consider transmittal of the September 12, 2016 draft of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037 for regional and state review. Prior to advancing the plan, the Board of Commissioners will hear a presentation from the planning team that highlights the planning process, key plan content, and recommended adjustments to the draft plan made by the Planning Commission at its October 25 meeting. The Planning Commission has recommended advancing the plan for review along with the series of recommended changes outlined in the file below. The file includes an overview, a matrix of the recommended edits, and a corresponding map, for consideration by the Board of Commissioners prior to transmitting the plan for regional and state review.

DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 2017-2037

September 12, 2016

Review the revised (09/12/2016) draft of Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037. There are six main chapters and two appendices. The revised plan incorporates changes deemed appropriate based on comments received at or in response to the August Open Houses and the 08/29/16 posting of the first draft of the document. Full documentation of substantive edits made between the two drafts is provided in the “Changes Since 08/29/16 Draft” file. The planning team welcomes community comments and input to the draft plan.

DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 2017-2037

August 29, 2016

Review the first draft of Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037. There are six main chapters and two appendices. All content presented at the Open Houses is incorporated as a part of the draft plan documents provided below. Please note this is a draft. The planning team welcomes community comments and input to the draft plan.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Joint Committee Kick-off Meeting April 7

Two committees will play a lead role in the planning process. Review the presentation and minutes from the April 7 Joint Kick-Off Meeting.

Presentation SC Minutes VC Minutes

Joint Committee Meeting #4 July 14

Review the presentation and minutes from the July 14 meeting.

Presentation SC Minutes

Joint Committee Meeting #2 May 2

Review the presentation and minutes from the May 2 meeting.

Presentation SC Minutes

Steering Committee Meeting #5

Review minutes from the final meeting of the Steering Committee, held August 2.

SC Minutes

Joint Committee Meeting #3 May 25

Review the May 25 meeting minutes and presentation, which includes meeting goals, an update on project status, preliminary community survey findings, and outcomes from the Design Workshops.

Presentation SC Minutes

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Visioning Workshops

Review materials from the first set of workshops, which focused on the County’s long term vision along with current and future conditions and opportunities that may help or hinder that.

Presentation Example Agenda Summary

Open Houses

Review summary of the draft plan Open Houses held in late August 2016.

Summary

Design Workshops

Review materials from the May workshops, which focused on defining unique areas of community character and appropriate future locations and characteristics for different types of development.

Presentation Example Agenda Summary

Implementation Workshops

Review materials from the June workshops, which focused on refining priorities for implementing the community’s vision, as well as collecting input to further define the draft character areas.

Presentation Example Agenda Summary

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Stakeholder Interviews

This document summarizes interviewee perspectives on key topics discussed as well as common themes that came out of stakeholder interviews.

Report

Community Survey Summary

The Community Survey collected input regarding vision and priorities for Forsyth County’s future. Over 4,800 people participated.

Summary

Outreach Kiosks

Review highlights from Foster Forsyth event kiosks held between April 30 and May 23.

Summary

Meeting In A Box

The Meeting in a Box activity provided community members with an option to host their own mini workshops. Review summary input received.

Summary