The collaborative process that created the UDO was recognized by the American Planning Association as an excellent example of inclusive planning at their annual awards ceremony in New Orleans, LA in April 2010. The UDO was a joint effort with Gaston County and Gaston County municipalities, with heavy involvement by the development community and Gaston County Schools, and technical assistance provided by the Centralina Council of Governments.
The primary goals of the UDO are to:
- Streamline the development review process.
- Make the development process more understandable and “user-friendly”.
- Promote quality, uniformity, and consistency in development standards throughout the County.
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)