Forsyth County
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ResidentialNon-Residential
YR - Yadkin River Conservation District NO - Neighborhood Office
AG - Agricultural District LO - Limited Office
RS-40 - Residential Single Family CPO - Corporate Park Office
RS-30 - Residential Single Family GO - General Office
RS-20 - Residential Single Family NB - Neighborhood Business
RS-15 - Residential Single Family PB - Pedestrian Business
RS-12 - Residential Single Family LB - Limited Business
RS-9 - Residential Single Family NSB - Neighborhood Shopping Center Business
RS-7 - Residential Single Family HB - Highway Business
RS-Q - Residential Single Family Quadraplex GB - General Business
RM-5 - Residential Multifamily CB - Central Business
RM-8 - Residential Multifamily LI - Limited Industrial
RM-12 - Residential Multifamily CPI - Corporate Park Industrial
RM-18 - Residential Multifamily GI - General Industrial
RM-U - Residential Mulitfamily CI - Central Industrial
MH - Manufacutred Housing Development IP - Institutional and Public
. C - Campus
. MU-S - Mixed Use


All information was provided by the City-County Planning Board of Forsyth County, NC

Residential Zoning Classifications

YR - Yadkin River Conservation District
The YR District is intended primarily to protect the community's main water supply, preserve the historic features of this area and preserve the natural beauty of a continuous conservation corridor along the Yadkin River. There is a minimum three (3) acre lot size in this zoning district. This district is intended for application in Growth Management Area (GMA) 6.

AG - Agricultural District
The Ag District is primarily intended to accommodate uses of an agricultural nature. The district also is intended to accommodate scattered non-farm residences on large tracts of land, but is not intended for residential subdivisions with small lots. The minimum lot size in this district is 40000 square feet (0.92 acre). This district is intented for application in GMAs 4B, 5, and 6.

RS-40 - Residential Single Family
The RS-40 District is primarily intended to accommodate single family detached dwellings on large lots in areas without access to public water or sewer services. The minimum lot size in this district 40,000 square feet (0.92 acre). This district is intended for application in GMAs 4B and 5.

RS-30 - Residential Single Family
The RS-30 District is primarily intended to accommodate single family detached dwellings in areas without access to public water or sewer services. The minimum lot size in this district 30,000 square feet (0.69 acre). This district is intended for application in GMAs 4B and 5.

RS-20 - Residential Single Family
The RS-20 District is primarily intended to accommodate single family detached dwellings in surburban areas and also may be applicable to older, large lot developments constructed prior to the UDO. The minimum lot size in this district 20,000 square feet (0.46 acre). This district is intended for application in GMAs 2, 3, 4A and 4B.

RS-15 - Residential Single Family
The RS-15 District is primarily intended to accommodate moderate density single family detached dwellings in surburban and urban areas. The minimum lot size in this district 15,000 square feet (0.34 acre). This district is intended for application in GMAs 2, 3 and possibly 4A.

RS-12 - Residential Single Family
The RS-12 District is primarily intended to accommodate moderate density single family detached dwellings in surburban and urban areas. The minimum lot size in this district 12,000 square feet (0.28 acre). This district is intended for application in GMAs 2, 3 and possibly 4A.

RS-9 - Residential Single Family
The RS-9 District is primarily intended to accommodate relatively high density single family detached dwellings in urban areas. The minimum lot size in this district 9,000 square feet (0.21 acre). This district is intended for application in GMAs 2, 3 and 4A.

RS-7 - Residential Single Family
The RS-7 District is primarily intended to accommodate high density single family detached dwellings in urban areas. The minimum lot size in this district 7,000 square feet (0.16 acre). This district is intended for application in GMAs 2, 3 and possibly 4A and 4B.

RS-Q - Residential Single Family Quadraplex
The RS-Q District is primarily intended to accommodate predominantly single family areas containing a mixture of single family detached dwellings, duplexes, triplexes and quadraplexes in urban neighborhoods and in areas with adequate infrastructure to support more intense development. The minimum lot size for single family lots in this district 5,000 square feet (0.11 acre). This district is intended for application in GMAs 2, 3 and possibly 4A.

RM-5 - Residential Multifamily
The RM-5 District is primarily intended to accommodate duplexes, townhouses, and similar residential uses at a maximum overall density of five (5) units per acre. This district is intended for application in GMAs 2, 3 and possibly 4A and 4B.

RM-8 - Residential Multifamily
The RM-8 District is primarily intended to accommodate duplexes, townhouses, and other low intensity multifamily uses at a maximum overall density of eight (8) units per acre. This district is intended for application in GMAs 2, 3 and possibly 4A.

RM-12 - Residential Multifamily
The RM-12 District is primarily intended to accommodate multifamily uses at a maximum overall density of twelve (12) units per acre. This district is intended for application in GMAs 1, 2, 3 and possibly 4A.

RM-18 - Residential Multifamily
The RM-18 District is primarily intended to accommodate multifamily uses at a maximum overall density of eighteen (18) units per acre. This district is intended for application in GMAs 1, 2 and possibly 3.

RM-U - Residential Multifamily
The RM-U District is primarily intended to accommodate multifamily uses at unrestricted densities. This district is intended for application in GMAs 1 and 2.

MH - Manufactured Housing Development
The MH District is primarily intended to accommodate manufactured housing on individual lots or in manufactured housing developments with a maximum overall density of five (5) units per acre. This district is intended for application in GMAs 3 and 4A.

Non-Residential Zoning Classifications

NO - Neighborhood Office
The NO District is intended primarily to accommodate very low intensity office uses within converted single family detached units. The district is intended to be located on the periphery of established residential areas, along major and minor throughfares.

LO - Limited Office
The LO District is intended primarily to accommodate moderately intense medical, professional, administrative, and government office uses on small and mid-sized sites in a suburban setting. The district is typically located near the intersection of collector street or throughfare in areas which are otherwise developed with residences.

CPO - Corporate Park Office
The CPO District is intended primarily to accommodate office, and research and development uses in a planned, campus-like setting compatible with adjacent residential uses.

GO - General Office
The GO District is intended primarily to accommodate high intensity office uses and supporting services.

NB - Neighborhood Business
The NB District is intended primarily to accommodate very low intensity office, retail, and personal service uses close to or within residential areas. This district is established to provide convenient locations for businesses which serve the everyday household needs of nearby residents without disrupting the character of the neighborhood.

PB - Pedestrian Business
The PB District is intended primarily to accommodate office, retail, service, institutional and high density residential uses which customarily serve community and convenience business needs of smaller communities and urban nodes in the city and county.

LB - Limited Business
The LB District is intended primarily to accommodate moderately intense neighborhood shopping and services centers close to residential areas. This district is established to provide locations for businesses which serve nearby neighborhoods, including smaller business locations up to ten (10) acres in size in rural areas.

NSB - Neighborhood Shopping Center Business
The NSB District is intended to provide for the development of integrated, self-contained shopping and service centers designed to meet the daily retail and service needs of residents in the surrounding area. This district is designed to be compatible with adjacent residential areas, and does not establish justification for future commercial zoning in the area.

HB - Highway Business
The HB District is intended primarily to accommodate retail service and distributive uses. This district is established to provide locations for establishments which require high visibility and good road access, or which cater primarily to passing motorists. The district is not intended to encourage or accommodate strip commercial development.

GB - General Business
The GB District is intended primarily to accommodate a wide range of retail, service and office uses locarted along throughfares in areas which have developed with minimal front setbacks. This district is not intended to encourage or accommodate strip commercial development.

CB - Central Business
The CB District is intended for application in Growth Management Area 1, the central core of the City of Winston-Salem and the Town of Karnesville. This district is intended to encourage high intensity, compact urban development.

LI - Limited Industrial
The LI District is intended to accommodate limited manufacturing, wholesaling, warehousing, research and development, and related commercial and service activities which have little or no adverse effect upon adjoining properties.

CPI - Corporate Park Industrial
The CPI District is intended to accommodate a wide range of assembling, fabricating, and light manufacturing activities, and such ancillary industrial activities as warehousing and distribution. Commmercial uses also are permitted accessory to industrial development.

GI - General Industrial
The GI District is intended primarily to accommodate a wide range of assembling, fabricating and manufacturing activities. This district is established for the purpose of designating appropiate locations and establishing development regulations for uses which may have significant environmental impacts.

CI - Central Industrial
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IP - Institutional and Public
The IP District is intended to accommodate public and institutional uses which have a limited land use impact or traffic generation potential upon surrounding areas.

C - Campus
The C District is intended to accommodate medium to large-sized public, semi-public, and instutional uses which have a major land use impact or traffic generation potential upon surrounding areas.

MU-S - Mixed Use
The MU-S District is intended to accommodate a mix of residential, commercial, and light industrial uses in a cohesive development which is compatible with surrounding land uses.

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