Update Status - IN PROGRESS

2019-2020 Guidelines Update Review and Adoption Schedule

2019/2020 Public Meetings

October 2, 2019, 4:00 p.m. - Revised Draft Distributed to HRC and Public
Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, 5th Floor Meeting Room
100 E. First St.

December 4, 2019, 4:00 p.m. - Final Draft Distributed to HRC and Public
Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, 5th Floor Meeting Room
100 E. First St.

February 5, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - Public Hearing and HRC Vote on Adoption of Revised Guidelines
Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, 5th Floor Meeting Room
100 E. First St.


August 21, 2018, Public Meeting Presentation [pdf/1.82mb/27p]

June 13, 2018, Public Meeting Presentation [pdf/1.63mb/28p]

May 1, 2018, Update Draft [pdf/459kb/94p]

May 1, 2018 Update Draft - Changes Marked with Comments [pdf/2.18mb/256p]

July 9, 2019, Visibility Diagrams [pdf/503kb/3p]

July 9, 2019, Signage Boards [pdf/950kb/6p]

July 23, 2019, NC General Statutes Governing Historic Districts and Landmarks [pdf/130kb/9p]

July 24, 2019, Windows, Substitute Materials, and Accessibility [pdf/9.7mb/9p]

July 31, 2019, Fences, Railings, Parking and Driveways, and Vegetation [pdf/1.62mb/8p]

August 21, 2019, Lighting and Modern Accessory Features, such as Cameras, Solar, EV Stations, Pay-to-Park Kiosks [pdf/885kb/5p]


The first meeting of the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission West End Guidelines Subcommittee was held on September 22, 2016. Meetings of the Subcommittee continued through 2017. The Subcommittee’s focus was on resolving problems with the West End Historic Overlay Design Review Guidelines that had become evident during Certificate of Appropriateness reviews. Staff distributed a draft of the Guidelines update to the Historic Resources Commission and neighborhood stakeholders in May 2018. A public input meeting was held with stakeholders on June 13, 2018. Throughout the summer of 2018, members of the public were given the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft document through CiviComment. On August 21, 2018, a second public input meeting was held. CiviComment was closed on August 27, 2018. From fall 2018 through spring 2019, staff reviewed and categorized the public comments.

During the summer of 2019, the Historic Resources Commission and their staff held a series of subject-specific drop-in sessions to solicit additional feedback on certain hot topics. During the fall of 2019, this feedback will be incorporated into a revised draft, which will be distributed and reviewed according to the Review and Adoption schedule posted above. Staff anticipates that a revised set of Guidelines will be adopted by the HRC on February 5, 2020, with review beginning under the new Guidelines on March 4, 2020.

Contact Information


Michelle M. McCullough, Project Planner

Heather Bratland, Project Planner

Revised 8/1/2019

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