Design Review Committee (DRC)

Central Business Design (CBD) and Urban Mixed-Use (UMU) District
The City of Gastonia has recently adopted revised standards for the exterior design and characteristics of structures located within the central business (C-B) district. The purpose of the C-B district design standards is to ensure that new development and rehabilitation taking place in the central business district is executed with appropriate urban design, site planning and architectural principles & techniques. In order to achieve these goals, these design standards focus on a set of key principles that aim for human scale patterns of development and context-sensitive design. Projects will be evaluated by a professional staff Design Review Committee (DRC), allowing for creativity and flexibility while also ensuring compatibility with these key principles. Through conformity with these standards and the design review process, development and rehabilitation projects will contribute to a stable, attractive, economically viable, pedestrian-scaled environment in the downtown area of Gastonia.
     Design Review Application                                  Map of CBD & UMU Districts (PDF)
For information regarding the Design Review Committee, contact Kim at   
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)
704.854.6605 (office)

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