There’s some computer software on the web that will tell you pretty much what your face will look like in the year 2040, but there’s no such software that tells counties how they’ll look.

That’s why Guilford County planning officials are asking residents to help them determine what the county will – or, rather, should – look like nearly two decades from now.

At the Comprehensive Plan Community Open House Workshop Series of events, area residents can weigh in on what matters most to them about the future of the county. Planning officials will be taking resident input at six upcoming community workshops that are meant to help Guilford County shape it’s latest long term planning effort – the  2040 Comprehensive Plan.

The Guilford County Planning and Development Department is looking to update the plan, which the Planning Board and county planning staff will use to ensure that future development in the county aligns properly with the community’s vision over the next 10 to 20 years.

Anyone with thoughts on the matter is encouraged to attend any of the following workshops. (All of these workshops will contain the same information.)

  • Monday, Sept.18 at Alamance Presbyterian Church – in the Sanctuary at 4000 Presbyterian Road in Greensboro, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Frazier Elementary School – in the media center– at 4215 Galway Dr. in Greensboro, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Also on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Nathanael Greene Elementary School – in the gym – at 2717 NC 62 in Liberty, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Northeast Park Events Center – in the Banquet Room – at 4010 High Rock Road in Gibsonville, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Also, on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Bryan Park Meetings and Events Center – in the Woodlands Room – at 6275 Bryan Park Road in Brown Summit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There will also be a virtual option for input on Thursday, Sept. 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m.  You can sign up for that at

These workshops will provide an opportunity for public input that will help shape strategies for managing county growth, community services, infrastructure, economic development, housing, natural resources, historic and cultural resources, and other things as well.

If you’re unable to take part in any of the county’s workshops, you can still visit the Guilford County Comprehensive Plan website or contact the Guilford County Planning and Development Department by phone at 336-641-3334.  You can also send an email to and share comments or ask questions about the Comprehensive Plan update.