The Commission reviews changes to the exterior portion of buildings, any structures (including but not limited to masonry walls, fences, light fixtures, satellite dish signal transmission equipment, steps and pavement, or other appurtenant features), signs, and other landscaping features within the district. A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) must be secured prior to constructing, altering, moving, or demolishing structures. A COA is required whether or not a building permit is required.
The Commission is governed by the terms of the Historic District Ordinance as contained in the Unified Development Ordinance and by Article 19, Part 3C of G.S. Chapter 160A as they may be amended or revised. The Commission's territorial jurisdiction for requiring Certificates of Appropriateness is mandated by the City of Gastonia's Unified Development Ordinance as delineated on the official zoning map.
The Gastonia Historic District Commission (hereafter referred to as the "Commission") is made up of seven (7) volunteers-residents within the City Limits of Gastonia appointed by the Gastonia City Council. The Commissioners serve three (3) year terms that are staggered to provide continuity.
The Historic District Commission meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 181 South Street, Gastonia, North Carolina.
|William Blackwelder, Jr., Chair||June 30, 2020|
|Jerrold Tucker||June 30, 2020|
|Andi Eddlemon||June 30, 2022|
|Carol Hauer||June 30, 2021|
|Ed Starr, Vice-Chair||June 30, 2022|
|Clark Simon||June 30, 2020|
|Richard Ruhlman||June 30, 2022|
The Planning Department is located at Garland Municipal Business Center at 150 S. York Street on the second floor.
Garland Municipal Business Center
150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)