Development Applications & Information
Due to the recent health concerns, as of 3/17/2020 the Town of Davidson Planning Department will be conducting business remotely. Due to this change, project processing time may be slower than usual. Additionally, staff will only be able to answer questions via email. Thank you for your patience.
Please contact your development project manager for more information.
As of April 1, 2016, a joint pre-submittal meeting is required between the applicant, Davidson Planning Department, and Mecklenburg County for any project that will be submitted to EPM. Contact the Davidson Planning Department to set up a meeting. Failure to do so will result in a delay in accepting project intake.
The Individual Building process is required of all structures, except single-family detached housing and single-family detached accessory structures which meet the requirements of section 4. Reference section 14.9.
Water/Sewer Determination Request
In August 2018, the Town of Davidson formalized its water/sewer policy via resolution. The Town's 1984 agreement with Charlotte Water affirms the Town's authority to approve all water/sewer extensions. Charlotte Water retains the authority to approve water/sewer connections. For water/sewer determinations, please have Charlotte Water sign off on the Water/Sewer Determination Request and return this form to the town.
Design Review Board (DRB)
The Design Review Board (DRB) interprets and enforces the design regulations contained in the Davidson Planning Ordinance. The DRB reviews the design of all new construction, except single-family homes. Reference section 14.12 of the new ordinance.
The Design Review Board (DRB) interprets and enforces the design regulations for local historic signage as contained in Davidson Planning Ordinance as in Design Review for Sign. Approval for signage shall be gained prior to installation. Reference section 14.12 of the ordinance.
A Certificate of Appropriateness is required prior to beginning any project/s being proposed in the local historic district. A certificate of appropriateness can be obtained from the Design Review Board. Reference section 14.12 and Section 22 of the new ordinance.
The town now offers to those considering conditional rezonings or conventional rezonings an optional Pre-Development Consultation before the Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners. This optional process is purely at the request of the applicant, developer, land owner, or individual interested in pursuing a project that may require a rezoning or other formal review by the Board of Commissioners.
Conditional Planning Area
A Conditional Planning Area, which allows a specific development with reasonable conditions, must be adopted by the Davidson Board of Commissioners. The conditions become binding with the land and development of the site can only proceed in accordance with those conditions. Reference section 14.7 of the ordinance.
A Master Plan is a schematic plan depicting more than two buildings on a single lot, or subdivision of land that is not a minor subdivision. Reference section 14.8 of the new ordinance.
Site construction documents constitute the complete submission requirements for Preliminary Plat (New Ordinance 14.9). A Preliminary Plat Checklist may be found here.
Final Plat shall be prepared by a registered land surveyor licensed by the State of North Carolina. The final plat shall constitute all portions of the preliminary plat site, which the sub-divider proposes to record at the time. No final plat shall be approved unless and until the sub-divider has installed in the platted area all improvements required by this ordinance or has posted improvement guarantees in accordance with section 14.10 of the ordinance. A Final Plat Checklist may be found here.
Please see the Final Plat Certification Text sheet for the certification language required by the Town of Davidson.
Recombination plats are reviewed in accordance with the applicable standards of a Final Plat. To submit a recombination plat provide the plat, required fee, and a completed Contact Information sheet (found on Page 2 of the Final Plat application packet). The fee schedule for plats and all planning processes/applications can be found on the Finance & Budget webpage under Budget Documents.