Plan Status - ADOPTED 2015

East/Northeast Area Plan Update CoverDocuments

East-Northeast Area Plan Update [pdf/14.4mb/82p]

The East-Northeast Winston-Salem Area Plan Update was adopted by the Winston-Salem City Council on November 2, 2015. The City-County Planning Board recommended approval of the plan on August 13, 2015. The Plan update will guide future area land use and public investment decisions including recommendations for transportation, community facilities, housing and community development, design and appearance, historic preservation, and economic development.

Planning Area Boundary

East/Northeast Area Plan Boundary

The East/Northeast Planning Area [pdf/300kb/1p] encompasses approximately 4,389 acres and is bounded on the north by Akron Drive and the start of Lansing Drive, on the east by Brushy Fork Creek/Branch and US 158, on the south by the Southern Railways, and on the west by US 52. The planning area is divided between the East and Northeast Wards.

Plan Recommendation Highlights

The following recommendations are among those included in the East-Northeast Winston-Salem Area Plan Update, beginning on page 23:

  • Low-density attached residential is recommended for the following Residential Opportunity Areas: Fourteenth Street/Addison Avenue; Waterworks Road; and Old Greensboro Road/Reidsville Road.
  • Office and commercial uses are recommended to be consolidated at existing office/commercial locations and at designated activity centers and mixed-use opportunity areas.
  • Support the redevelopment/rehabilitation of older and underutilized commercial and industrial sites.
  • Consolidate industrial development at two existing locations: Winston-Salem Business Park and Brookwood Business Park.
  • Facilitate the development of the Glenn/Ogburn Avenue; Liberty Street; East Winston; Old Greensboro/Barbara Jane; New Walkertown/Fourteenth Street; Jetway; and Walkertown/Carver School Road Activity Centers.
  • Facilitate mixed-use development in the Cleveland Avenue Master Plan area; Cleveland Avenue Homes Transformation Plan area; Second to Fifth Streets; Old Greensboro Road/Waterworks (Delta Visions Conference Center); The Commons of Forsyth County; and Lakeside Villas Apartments.
  • Allow institutions to grow and expand to meet their needs in a manner compatible with their surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Follow the recommended Special Land Use Conditions for identified sites.
  • Implement the proposed character for recommended Growth Corridors: Urban character for Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and N. Liberty Street, and urban/suburban character for New Walkertown Road.
  • Support the potential streetcar/urban circulator proposed for the southern portion of the planning area.
  • Construct new greenways in accordance with the plan recommendations.
  • Implement proposals for sidewalks on identified roads.
  • Implement proposals for road improvements to accommodate bicycles.
  • Implement the Transforming Urban Residential Neighborhoods (TURN) program in the Dreamland and Ladeara Crest neigborhoods. 
  • Encourage studies on the unique mid-twentieth century architecture that exists in the planning area.

Contact Information

Marco Andrade, Project Planner

, Project Planner • (336) 747-7057

Revised 9/20/2019

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