Monday, September 5, 2011

What Legacy Rural Area tasks have been accomplished?

  • Revised Planned Residential Development (PRD) ordinance was adopted in 2007
  • Voluntary Agricultural District (VAD) provisions were adopted by the Forsyth County Commissioners in 2008
  • Agricultural Tourism provisions were adopted by Forsyth County in 2008
  • Planning staff conducted the Western Rural Area Study for Forsyth County in 2010
  • Renewed interest in local agriculture as a way of providing greater access to healthy food across Forsyth County
  • Increase in number of Farmers’ Markets carrying local foods
  • Reduced demand for subdivisions in the rural area due to rising energy costs and commute times
  • Rural character has been addressed in Area/Comprehensive Plans including Walkertown, Tobaccoville, Rural Hall and Clemmons, and is in process in Lewisville

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