The Planning Division of the Planning and Development Services Department is a joint City-County agency serving Winston-Salem and unincorporated Forsyth County as well as the smaller municipalities of Bethania, Tobaccoville, Rural Hall. Our staff has expertise in land use planning, transportation planning, economic development, historic preservation, neighborhood revitalization, environmental protection, and other issues affecting the growth of our community. Staff provides the data, information and professional recommendations regarding land use issues and other planning policy questions to the Planning Board and elected boards to help them make informed recommendations and decisions.

The Planning Board was established by a special act of the North Carolina General Assembly in 1948 to provide consolidated planning services to the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. As such, it is the oldest consolidated city-county agency in North Carolina. The Board is served by Planning staff which also functions as an administrative department of City and County governments.

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Development Dashboard, 2017 1st Quarter [pdf/402kb/2p] - posted 5/19/2017

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for development of a comprehensive Downtown Streetscape Master Plan and Design Standards for Downtown Winston-Salem - posted 5/16/2017

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Development Opportunity Areas - Phase III (Infill and Redevelopment) [pdf/44mb/80p] - posted 4/6/2017

Community Appearance Commission 2016 Annual Report [pdf/2.22mb/2p] - posted 4/4/2017

Downtown Winston-Salem High-Rise Development Opportunity Sites [pdf/11.9mb/28p] - posted 2/1/2017

Commercial Development/Redevelopment Design Techniques [pdf/6.18mb/19p] - posted 11/2/2016

Forsyth County Food Access Report [pdf/2.9mb/15p] - posted 10/25/2016

Strategic Infrastructure Improvements Recommendations 2016 Update [pdf/438kb/3p] - posted 10/12/2016

Winston-Salem Northern Beltway Map - posted 9/27/2016


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100 E. First St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Winston-Salem, NC 27102

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