Increased Density Downtown and in Urban Neighborhoods
Increased residential density in central Winston-Salem is critical because it concentrates population where public infrastructure is already in place and where a variety of transportation choices will be located in the future. Development in the central city is more cost effective way for the community to grow from a public service delivery standpoint. Growth concentrated in Growth Management Areas 1 and 2 also reduces the pressure for land to be developed farther out in the future growth area, preserving open space and rural areas and avoiding traffic congestion and costly new infrastructure.
How and where will we increase residential densities in the center city without encroaching on or negatively impacting existing residential areas? How do we design attractive and livable higher-density areas that fit well with their surroundings?