In 2018, the City-County Planning Board directed staff to begin a new series of long-range plans for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. These plans would focus on planning for three different situations: property along Legacy Growth Corridors (such as Peters Creek Parkway), property around interchanges of the Northern Beltway (such as its interchange with US 158), and property within other target areas (such as the area around Smith Reynolds Airport). These new plans will build upon the recommendations of the adopted Area Plan Updates, but will include more detailed recommendations, especially related to design and appearance.

Growth Corridor Plans

Growth Corridors are part of the Legacy 2030 Comprehensive Plan’s growth management strategy, linking Activity Centers to Downtown Winston-Salem, Town Centers, and each other. Legacy 2030 has identified 12 major roadways as growth corridors countywide. Growth Corridors can support a mix of office, retail, and higher-density housing, reducing development pressure on adjacent residential neighborhoods, encouraging efficient use of public infrastructure, and supporting transit. The purpose of growth corridor plans is to provide land use, transportation, and design guidance to illustrate and facilitate development in an appropriate manner.

Growth Corridor Plans

 

Northern Beltway Interchange Plans

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is building a multi-lane freeway that encircles the northern part of Winston-Salem.  The Winston-Salem Northern Beltway will have twelve interchanges that will connect the highway to intersecting streets and adjacent small towns.  These interchanges create opportunities and challenges with respect to land use and economic development.  With a clear community vision and good local planning, an interchange area can be an attractive, efficient community asset.  Interchange plans show proposed land uses, identify infrastructure needs, and provide general design guidelines for future development.

Northern Beltway Interchange Plans

 

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Revised 2/11/2019

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