West Suburban Area Plan
By Kirk Ericson
Plan Status - Adopted. The County Commissioners adopted the West Suburban Area Plan (WSAP) on January 9, 2012, for portions of the Planning Area in the County's planning jurisdiction. The City Council adopted the Plan for parts of the Planning Area within the City Limits on November 7, 2011. The City-County Planning Board recommended adoption of the Plan on September 8, 2011. The Plan was prepared by the West Suburban Area Citizens' Advisory Committee and the staff of the City-County Planning Department.
The City-County Planning Board staff, along with a Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC), drafted recommendations to guide future land and public investment decisions in the West Suburban Planning Area. The draft West Suburban Area Plan includes recommendations for land use, transportation, community facilities, design and appearance, historic preservation, and environmental issues.
West Suburban Area Plan [pdf/5.1MB/108p]
WSAP Boundary Map
Boundaries of the Planning Area
The West Suburban Area is bounded on the north by Reynolda Road, on the east by Silas Creek Parkway, on the south by US 421, and on the west by the proposed western leg of the Northern Beltway and by the Lewisville town limits. The Planning Area has land in three City Council Wards including the Southwest, West and Northwest Wards. A portion of the Planning Area is in the unincorporated Forsyth County jurisdiction.
- Facilitate development of the Country Club/Shallowford, Sherwood Forest, Robinhood Village, Reynolda/Fairlawn, Yadkinville/Transou, Harper Hill Commons, and Gordon Manor Activity Centers.
- Encourage the mix, type, density and design of development that facilitate walking, bicycling and the use of transit facilities.
- Protect residential areas from inappropriate residential, commercial, industrial and institutional encroachment.
- Cluster residential development on large undeveloped parcels identified for residential use to protect natural features, natural vegetation, historic resources, and provide open space.
- Locate industrial uses in areas identified for industrial development.
- Concentrate commercial development in designated areas and do not allow it to take the form of strip development along the major roads in the Planning Area.
- Allow institutions to grow and expand to meet their needs in a manner compatible with their surrounding neighborhoods.
- Emphasize site design which is compatible with existing neighborhoods.
- Encourage the revitalization of older/underutilized commercial/industrial sites/buildings.
- Construct new greenways in accordance with the plan recommendations.
- Establish at least one new district or community park in the plan area.
- Improve accessibility and traffic congestion in the area.
- Implement proposals for sidewalks on identified roads.
- Implement proposals for road improvements to accommodate bicycles.
- Encourage studies on the unique mid-twentieth century architecture that exists in the planning area.
For more information contact Kirk Ericson, Project Planner, at (336)747-7045 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Marylin Moniquette-John, Project Planner, at (336)747-7059 or by e-mail at email@example.com.