Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How Have the 2001 Legacy Plan Strategies Worked?

The primary guidance for land use is the Legacy Growth Management Plan (above) and the specific land use recommendations made in Area Plans (once adopted, Area Plans become part of the Legacy Comprehensive Plan). Over the past decade, many of the revisions to the zoning classifications and ordinance provisions in the Unified Development Ordinances have been based on GMAs, a recognition that the Growth Management Plan can be a tool for directing growth. Also, for the first time in the county’s history, adopted Area Plans and their accompanying land use plans are in place to cover all land within Forsyth County except for the rural area. Zoning decisions have followed Legacy and Area Plan recommendations approximately 90% of the time. In that regard, Legacy’s land use strategies have had success.

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