Zoning Related Public Hearings

Public hearings are held for rezoning, conditional rezoning, conditional use permits, special exceptions to the flood hazard overlay, comprehensive plan amendments, and ordinance amendments. 
  • Meet with staff to discuss proposal and submit applicable public hearing application
  • Staff reviews submittal and returns comments to applicant
  • Applicant holds a neighborhood meeting (for applicable hearings)
  • Staff notifies adjoining property owners, posts zoning signs, and advertises public hearing in the newspaper
  • Staff reports are sent to the Planning Commission and property owner/applicant
  • Gastonia Planning Commission hears case
  • Gastonia City Council hears items automatically placed on their agenda (rezoning for annexed property, special exceptions to the flood hazard overlay, comprehensive plan amendments and ordinance amendments).  For other items, if the Planning Commission’s decision is appealed or if the decision is by less than a ¾ majority, it will go to the City Council meeting for a new hearing, otherwise, the Planning Commission decision is final.
Consult the public hearing schedule for important dates.  Average total approval time is two months.  Add one month for items that go before the City Council.  Appeal and protest petition forms are available from staff.
For more information, see the links below or the Quick Links section to the right. 
       Click HERE to view the current agenda and minutes.
 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)
704.866.6746 (office)
704.869.1960 (fax)

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