Plan Status - ADOPTED 2017


Northwest Winston-Salem Area Plan Update [pdf/12.4mb/64p]

The Northwest Winston-Salem Area Plan Update was adopted by the Winston-Salem City Council on May 1, 2017. The City-County Planning Board recommended approval of the plan on March 9, 2017. The plan update will guide future area land use and public investment decisions including recommendations for transportation, community facilities, housing and community development, design and appearance, historic preservation, and economic development.

Planning Area Boundary

The Northwest Winston-Salem Planning Area [pdf/2.54mb/1p] is nearly 4,000 acres (6.1 sq. miles) and is bounded on the west by Silas Creek Parkway; on the north by the Shoppes at Reynolda Village, the Reynolda Woods neighborhood and Old Town Country Club; Arbor Acres, the Children's Home, R.J. Reynolds High School and Hawthorne Avenue on the east; and Business 40/US 421 on the south. The planning area has land in the Southwest, West, Northwest and North City Council Wards and is completely within the City of Winston-Salem’s zoning and planning jurisdiction.

Plan Recommendation Highlights

The following recommendations are among those included in the Northwest Winston-Salem Area Plan Update:

  • Redevelop the 25.5-acre site located on the south side of Coliseum Drive on the eastern edge of the planning area with a mixture of uses that includes residential, commercial, and office in a well-designed development that connects streets, transit, and pedestrian facilities.
  • If the Crossnore School and Children’s Home site is offered for sale in the future, cluster new development as a means of preserving the natural beauty of the area. The City should investigate using a portion of the site for recreation facilities and/or open space, and construct a public greenway through the property.
  • Investigate using public art to beautify the railroad overpasses at Reynolda Road and North Hawthorne Road.
  • Complete key projects proposed by the Wake Forest University Area Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Study.
  • Consider pedestrian improvements to the Five Points intersection.
  • Construct new greenways in accordance with the plan recommendations.
  • Implement proposals for sidewalks on identified roads.
  • Implement proposals for road improvements to accommodate bicycles.
  • Manage development pressures to preserve environmentally-sensitive areas, forested areas, wildlife habitats, agricultural lands and scenic areas.

Contact Information

Kelly Bennett, Project Planner

, Project Planner • 336-747-7062

Revised 8/30/2017

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