Homeowners' Coalition

Forsyth Citizens Survey

Please attend a Public Hearing on the
Comprehensive Plan & Future Land Use Map
at the Administration Building on April 13 at 5:00 PM

The proposed new Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Map generated high citizen interest in some key topics while some other topics were barely covered by the consultants.  The goal of this county-wide survey is to obtain your input on both types of topics.

Part One of the survey covers many of the high interest topics including residential zoning districts and densities. Citizens have provided direct input to their District Commissioners and will have further opportunities during and after the April 13 public meeting.

Part Two of the survey covers potentially broader topics that are also important but can be deferred until the Part One topics on reduced density and moderated growth are Forsyth law and in place.


Part One: Residential Issues

Residential Development

  1. The last 8 years were 95% Res 3 & higher density zoning! The pendulum must move back to larger lots and lower density.
    Agree strongly   Agree somewhat   Disagree   Disagree strongly   No opinion
     
  2. Forsyth needs 1 acre residential lots or larger to reduce crowded schools & congested roads. In areas with smaller fill-in parcels, ½ acre lots may be appropriate.
    Agree strongly   Agree somewhat   Disagree   Disagree strongly   No opinion
     
  3. Forsyth has allowed too many apartment zonings and this zoning district needs to be removed as an approved district.
    Agree strongly   Agree somewhat   Disagree   Disagree strongly   No opinion
     

Lower Residential Density through Items 1, 2, 3 (above)

  1. The lower residential density, Items 1 -3, is in keeping with the rural and green environment that attracted most of Forsyth Citizens and must be preserved.
    Agree strongly   Agree somewhat   Disagree   Disagree strongly   No opinion
     

Mass Grading and Tree Destruction

  1. Mass grading is unacceptable: It should be allowed only for streets and the house footprint, plus all remaining mature trees and the natural topography are preserved. This will also lower density.
    Agree strongly   Agree somewhat   Disagree   Disagree strongly   No opinion
     

Refine & Approve Comprehensive Plan before Mid-2017

  1. The BOC should focus on quickly starting to decrease density by refining and implementing the Residential side of new Comprehensive Plan no later than mid 2017.
    Agree strongly   Agree somewhat   Disagree   Disagree strongly   No opinion
     
Part Two: Topics beyond Residential Issues

Non-Residential Development

  1. Non-residential development must also be less intense with land for green space and trees increased to a minimum of 25% - 30% to achieve less air pollution, better water recharging, and improved storm water management. Creation of green spaces and outdoor seating will benefit the commercial sites and citizens.
    Agree strongly   Agree somewhat   Disagree   Disagree strongly   No opinion
     

Basic Green Issues (e.g. water)

  1. The new Comprehensive Plan must address "green" environmental issues such as new water sources, usage controls, air pollution control measures, et cetera with specific action study plans.
    Agree strongly   Agree somewhat   Disagree   Disagree strongly   No opinion
     

Realistic Population Goals

  1. Citizens believe the study consultants supported the "rapid growth" officials who represented the developer / large land owner group and thus projected population to be 440,000 via continuation of the rapid growth mode. Citizens found that if we just control growth to the state's average growth rate, the population would remain under 300,000, and thus provide a period to pause and catch-up on needed infrastructure for existing citizens.
    Agree strongly   Agree somewhat   Disagree   Disagree strongly   No opinion
     

Your Name and Location

Qualified Homeowner oriented organizations will be sending this survey to their supporter list and we urge you to select the organization name in the drop down box below. That way your opinions as a group will be shared by those you may be closest to.

Individual Survey answers and email addresses will not be shared. Forsyth Citizens for Responsible Growth will summarize the survey by Sending Organization, by County District, and in Total. Sending Organizations will receive their responding member's participation so they may provide them the summarized results.

Besides summary information to its supporters, Forsyth Citizens for Responsible Growth will only use email addresses to send summary emails on the survey results to citizens who did not associate themselves with a Sending Organization.

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Forsyth Citizens for Responsible Growth is pleased to compile the thoughts of Forsyth County HOA leadership into a survey that will allow the leadership in our county to hear what citizens think about the the recent 8 years of Forsyth development.