In Forsyth County, government officials are working on some new design standards for residential neighborhoods, and they want some community input as they move forward.
Two listening sessions have been scheduled for March 22 and March 28, according to Forsyth County Communications Coordinator Russell Brown.
Brown said officials will take input on residential design standards for the single-family Res2, Res3 and Res4 zoning districts.
"New design and performance standards were a big task that was put forward in the county's Comprehensive Plan’s Community Work Program last year," Brown said. "The county currently is in the process of creating the new design standards for those zoning districts, but they're also looking for public input to assist in formulating the vision...for those areas."
Brown said the list of design standards under consideration is varied and lengthy.
"[It includes] windows, building orientation to the street, connectivity and walkability, landscaping, open space and other elements, as well," Brown said.
Brown said the two listening sessions will be conversational, with county officials giving information, but also gathering input and fielding questions from the public.
The first session is scheduled for Thursday, March 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Central Park Recreation Center banquet room at 2300 Keith Bridge Road. The second is set for Wednesday March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fowler Park Recreation Center community room at 4110 Carolene Way.
Brown said the listening sessions are the first component of a two part pre-hearing 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 at 110 E. Main Street.