Planning

planning
 
The Planning Department staff is responsible for both the current and long-range planning functions of the City of Gastonia.  These responsibilities encompass zoning permitting and enforcement, comprehensive and small area planning and design, rezoning and other public hearing processes, as well as coordination of local historic districts and other design and development review processes.  Further, the Planning Department serves as a significant resource to other City departments and divisions in the realm of concept visualization and GIS mapping & analysis.
zoning
 
Zoning Services include information about land use, zoning permits, occupancy permits, setbacks, sign permits, variances, complaints, and flood plain administration*.
 
(*Any fill within the FEMA regulatory floodplain or floodway requires City Council approval.)
 
 
Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
The Unified Development Ordinance is available in the Quick Links section to the right. Users are strongly advised to NOT make any investment decisions based solely on the information in the zoning ordinance. You should contact the zoning staff at 704.866.6746 or 704.866.0093 to discuss your plans prior to investing so that other regulations potentially affecting your property may be disclosed.
 
Zoning Related Public Hearings
Public hearings are held for rezoning, conditional rezoning, conditional use permits, special exceptions to the flood hazard overlay, variance requests, comprehensive plan amendments, and ordinance amendments.  Please contact Planning staff at 704.854.6629 for more information on these public hearings.
 
For more information, see the Quick Links section to the right.
 
The Planning Department is located at Garland Municipal Business Center at 150 S. York Street on the second floor.
 
Contact Information:
Garland Municipal Business Center
150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC  28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC  28053-1748)
704.854.6652 (office)
704.869.1960 (fax)
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