South Suburban Area Plan
By Marylin Moniquette-John
Plan Status - Adopted. The County Commissioners adopted the South Suburban Area Plan on Monday, March 14, 2011, for portions of the Planning Area in the County's planning jurisdiction. The City Council adopted the Plan for parts of the Planning Area within the city limits on January 3, 2011.
The Plan was prepared by the South Suburban Area Citizens' Advisory Committee and the staff of the City-County Planning Department and recommended for adoption by the City-County Planning Board.
South Suburban Area Plan [pdf/3.27mb/100p]
|The City-County Planning Board staff, along with a Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC), drafted recommendations to guide future land and public investment decisions in the South Suburban Planning Area. The South Suburban Area Plan includes recommendations for land use, transportation, community facilities, housing and community development, design and appearance, historic preservation, economic development and environmental issues.|
Boundaries of the Study Area
Boundary Map [637kb/pdf/1p]
|The South Suburban Planning Area, as shown on the map to the left, is bounded on the north by Silas Creek Parkway and I-40, on the east by Thomasville Road, on the south by the county line, and on the west by Ebert Road. The Planning Area has land in the South and Southeast City Council Wards and in unincorporated areas in the county. The Planning Area is within the City's and County's zoning and planning jurisdiction.|
- Concentrate the highest density and mix of development at the Peters Creek and the Oliver’s Crossing Activity Centers.
- Facilitate development of W. Clemmonsville Road/S. Main Street, Konnoak Drive/S. Main Street, S. Main Street and W. Clemmonsville Road/Old Salisbury Road, S. Main Street/Fishel Road and the Willard Road/Thomasville Road Activity Centers.
- Encourage the mix, type, density and design of development that facilitate walking, bicycling and the use of transit facilities.
- Protect residential areas from inappropriate residential, commercial, industrial and institutional encroachment.
- Cluster residential development on large undeveloped parcels identified for residential use to protect natural features, natural vegetation, historic resources, farmland and provide open space.
- Locate industrial uses in areas identified for business/industrial parks concentrated off US 52.
- Concentrate commercial development in designated areas and do not allow it to take the form of strip development along the major roads in the Planning Area.
- Allow institutions to grow and expand to meet their needs in a manner compatible with their surrounding neighborhoods.
- Emphasize site design which creates variety-rich neighborhoods.
- Encourage the revitalization of older/underutilized commercial/industrial sites/buildings.
- Construct the proposed extension of the Salem Creek Greenway Trail.
- Create new parks/recreation areas at identified potential park locations.
- Improve accessibility in the area including improvements to US 52, NC 109 (Thomasville Road) and W. Clemmonsville Road.
- Implement proposals for sidewalks on identified roads.
- Implement proposals for road improvements to accommodate bicycles.