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Welcome to the Planning Department homepage. By clicking on the tabs at the top of this page you can find updates about the work underway, how to contact us, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. On the left side of this page is a list of relevant and major topics related to the department’s work. This includes the tools needed to:  File a building permit (Submit a Permit); research a parcel or project (Maps & GIS, Planning Ordinance, Development Projects); or, understand our town’s approach to planning and development (Planning Principles).

Davidson’s traditional character is that of a small town, so land planning will reflect its historic patterns of village-centered growth, with connection of neighborhoods, preservation of rural areas, and provision of public spaces. Our quality of life is enhanced through the Town’s Planning Principles, the Davidson Planning Ordinance, and by assessing town needs through plans, reports, and studies.

Planning Department Updates


August 2022

Below you’ll find a list and short description of things that we’re working on, along with how to find additional information about each topic. We hope you find this information useful. If you want to follow up with us about any questions you may have, please do so – our contact information is available on our department’s homepage. Check back from time to time for updates.

- Town of Davidson Planning Department

1. Historic Preservation Update 

 Historic Preservation Plan: Development of Davidson's first town-wide historic preservation plan is well underway. The plan will serve as a guide for proactive preservation decision-making over the next 10-15 years by developing goals, strategies, and an overall vision for historic preservation in town. We anticipate Board of Commissioners discussion of the draft plan this fall. Updates will be posted to the Historic Preservation Plan webpage: www.townofdavidson.org/historicpreservationplan.

 2. Development Project Updates

Davidson Condos Conditional Map Amendment:  The Planning Board formally reviewed the project and offered a recommendation at their July 25 meeting. The board recommended approval of the project contingent upon the parking and built-upon area requirements being met and all conditions except Item 7b. agreed to by the developer. The Board of Commissioners is anticipated to make a decision on the project in early September. For more information, please see the project webpage.

Davidson NoSo: Site construction documents for the Davidson NoSo building are currently under review by Mecklenburg County and town staff. The applicant proposes an individual three-story commercial building of +/-15,000 square feet at 320 South Main Street. The project will also include sidewalk improvements along South Main Street and Catawba Ave. Please see the development project webpage for additional information, including a site plan and architectural renderings.

Boulder Rock Loop Master Plan:  The project continues to make revisions and must complete additional technical reviews by Town of Davidson and Mecklenburg County staff to ensure compliance with the Davidson Planning Ordinance. Assuming the issues are resolved, approval of the master plan could occur in September. For more information, please see the project webpage

River Run Ph. 6 Master Plan: The project continues to make revisions and must complete additional technical reviews by Town of Davidson and Mecklenburg County staff to ensure compliance with the Davidson Planning Ordinance. In late August the Planning Board is scheduled to review the master plan and offer formal comments. For more information, please see the project webpage.