Monday, March 28, 2016

Status Report 2014-2015

Read the second report to the community on progress in achieving the goals of Legacy 2030. This report summarizes accomplishments since the first report in 2014 through 2015:

Legacy 2030 2014-2015 Status Report

Monday, July 21, 2014

Legacy 2030 Status Report

Read the first annual progress report on the goals achieved by Legacy 2030 so far:

Legacy Status Report 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Legacy 2030 wins Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan

Legacy 2030 has once again been recognized as one of the best planning efforts in the country! Even before it was adopted by all of Forsyth County's elected bodies, Legacy 2030 won the 2013 National Planning Achievement Award for Public Outreach from the American Planning Association. Now, the plan itself and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Department have been honored again, this time with the Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan! Needless to say, we're truly honored. Thanks to all the citizens, board members, and elected officials who worked together to make our community more sustainable, better designed, and more fiscally responsible!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Legacy 2030 Final Publication
Now Available Online

The final version of Legacy 2030, the comprehensive plan for Winston-Salem, Forsyth County and its towns is now available online. Just click the links on the right side of this page to view each chapter.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

And, the National Planning Achievement Award Goes to...

We're pleased most of all that our outreach efforts led to such a great deal of public input, in turn making Legacy 2030 best reflect the vision of our community. That being said, we're also very excited by recognition from our colleagues in the planning profession. This fall, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association awarded our department their award for Innovations in Planning Services, Education, and Public Involvement. And today, the American Planning Association announced that we will receive their National Planning Achievement Award in Public Outreach! Thanks so much!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Legacy 2030 Adopted

The Winston-Salem City Council and Forsyth County Board of Commissioners both voted unanimously to adopt the Legacy 2030 comprehensive plan this November. Legacy 2030 is built on ideas from numerous public meetings and will guide our community’s growth for the next twenty years.

Monday, September 17, 2012

City and County set public hearings on adoption of Legacy 2030

The Winston-Salem City Council will hold a public hearing on the adoption of the Legacy 2030 comprehensive plan Monday, November 5, 2012; the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners have scheduled a public hearing for Monday, November 26. Legacy 2030 is designed to guide development in Forsyth County for the next 20 years and was built on nearly 700 citizen comments received on the Legacy 2030 website and a series of public meetings that attracted about 450 attendees. The City-County Planning Board unanimously adopted the plan at their August meeting.

Friday, August 10, 2012

City-County Planning Board Adopts Legacy 2030 Update

After hearing a great deal of public support for the Legacy 2030 comprehensive plan, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Board unanimously adopted the document at their August meeting. The Winston-Salem City Council and Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will now consider its adoption to guide development for the next 20 years.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Public Hearing, July 26, 4:30PM

After four rounds of public meetings and nearly 700 total comments, the City-County Planning Board will be holding a Public Hearing on whether to adopt the Legacy 2030 Update. Planning staff has responded to citizen comments and made appropriate changes to Legacy's May 2012 draft. Read the updated plan by clicking the chapters to the right.

Time: Thursday, July 26, 4:30 P.M.
Place: Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building
100 East First Street, 5th Floor

Questions? Call Kelly Bennett at 747-7062 or email

Friday, May 4, 2012

Read the Draft, Watch the Video, and Leave Your Comments!

Read Legacy 2030 draft chapters on the right, watch our video above, and leave your comments below!

Or, come to one of six convenient drop-in sessions.

Stop by any time between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. 

May 8: Rural Hall Fire Department,
177 N.C. Hwy. 65 East, Rural Hall

May 10: Cash Elementary School
4700 Old Hollow Road, Kernersville

May 15: Southside Branch Library
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem

May 17: West Forsyth High School
1735 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Clemmons

May 22: Mazie S. Woodruff Center
Forsyth Technical Community College
4905 Lansing Drive, Winston-Salem

May 24: Sherwood Forest Elementary School
1055 Yorkshire Road, Winston-Salem