The Planning, Zoning and Economic Department administers and implements programs that involve land uses either in the city or the extraterritorial land use jurisdiction area.
The planning functions include the facilitating of the activities of the Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, and Historic Landmark Commission. Other duties are long-range planning, subdivision ordinance administration, economic development, technical review, geographic information services, grant development and administration, industrial development incentive grants and downtown investment incentive grants.
The zoning functions include facilitation of zoning permits required for all building permits and Zoning Ordinance Enforcement.
If you have questions related to Zoning, or need Zoning Approval on a form such as a Fence, Accessory Building, Environmental Health approval (septic tank/ perk test) approval etc., email Zoning email@example.com at or call 704-730-2108
City Council will be conducting UDO work sessions along with the Planning and Zoning Board on March 30, 2021, April 27, 2021, and May 25, 2021 in Council Chambers located at City Hall. The work sessions will be held prior to the City Council Meetings from 3pm - 5 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about the UDO and the changes being made are welcome to attend.
Please be prepared to wear a face mask and practice social distancing if you plan to attend the UDO work sessions.