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Commissioners approve lots for hundreds of homes at final meeting of year
Forsyth County

Forsyth County Commis­sioners voted to zone hundreds of homes, primarily in north Forsyth County, at a recent meeting.

On Thursday, commissioners approved a number of zonings that would pave the way for more than 400 lots on more than 300 acres. 

No public hearings were held at Thurday's meeting, though hearings were held earlier in the process of each zoning. 

On Jewel Bennett Road, near the intersection with Conner Road, 34.5 acres were rezoned from Agricultural District (A1) to Single Family Residential District RES2 for 45 homes. 

“This is the first of many zonings coming to the Jewel Bennett Road area,” said District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills. “It definitely was a give-and-take negotiation, and I appreciate everybody that worked on it very much.”

The largest of the approved projects was rezoning 163 acres on the east side of Dr. Bramblett Road between Holbrook Road and Byers Road from Agricultural District to Single Family Residential District (RES3) for 175 homes

Commissioners also approved by a 4-1 vote, with District 5 Commissioner Laura Semanson opposed, new zoning conditions for a development on Bannister Road, between the north and south intersections with Namon Wallace Road for 102 lots on 53 acres.

Near the Jewel Bennett project, 42 acres were rezoned from Agricultural District to Single Family Residential District (RES2) and Single Family Residential District (RES3) for 75 residential lots on AC Smith Road. 

On Karr Road, 27 acres were rezoned from Agricultural District to Single Family Residential District (RES2) for 37 lots.