The citizens of Forsyth County need to be aware of rezoning application request No. ZA3696 (submitted May 9, 2014) for rezoning from A1 to Res3, that concerns property along Byers and Dr. Bramblett Roads.
The proposed rezoning request does not conform to surrounding land uses, density and performance standards as stipulated in the uniform development code, comprehensive plan and future land use map. The surrounding subdivisions of similar size are appropriately zoned as low density residential in conformance with the land use plan.
The rezoning application and development plan referenced above proposes 2.21 units per acre which is in violation of UDC 11-4.1.
The code stipulates, “Res3 districts shall be considered appropriate in areas designated in the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Element, as residential 2 units per acre and where compatible with surrounding land uses, density and performance standards.
“Res3 districts shall not be considered appropriate in areas designated in the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Element, residential 1, 1.5 or 6 units per acre regardless of the overall density of the proposed development.” Since the future land use map stipulates the surrounding and adjacent properties as low density residential (~1.5 units per acre), this rezoning application must be opposed.
Rezoning applications contrary to these standards must not be allowed to slip under the radar. We rely upon our county commissioners to enforce the codes without preference.
Please contact your district commissioner regarding this application and urge its denial.