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Hearings on UDC changes scheduled
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Forsyth County News

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth commission plans to hold two public hearings next month on proposed changes to the county’s unified development code.

The first of the two hearings, neither of which has been scheduled, will deal with five changes proposed to the Res 3 zoning. The second will deal with CR1 for conservation subdivisions and senior housing.

The proposed changes would lower the maximum lot size from 14,500 to 11,500 square feet and drop the maximum density from 2.5 to 2.1 homes per acre.

They would also increase the maximum lot width from 65 to 60 feet and place a minimum average lot size of 13,000 square feet.

During a work session Tuesday, Commissioner Cindy Mills said she was concerned with ensuring the numbers were right to avoid an onslaught of developers requesting the denser Residential 4 zoning instead.

“I just want to make sure we cover all the bases ... that we’re doing it correct,” she said.

The CR1 zoning would mirror the previous standards, similar to Res 3, but allowing for more variety of a housing product.