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Pending Applications

A pending zoning application is an application that has been submitted to Planning & Inspections, but a decision has not been rendered by the appropriate board.

The public is invited to attend the meetings, which are held in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the:
James W. Warren Citizens Center
115 W. Main St.
Lincolnton, N.C.

For more information, contact Planning & Inspections at (704) 736-8440.

Zoning cases are split into two categories, Quasi-Judicial and Legislative, with different rules and procedures applying to each. A simplified guide to the differences in the cases is available here. Please read prior to planning to speak at a public hearing.

Zoning Number



Proposed Hearing Date

 UDO Proposed Amendments #2018-1 Lincoln County Planning Board  A proposal to amend Section 2.4.5.C of the Lincoln County Unified Development Ordinance to reduce the minimum lot size in the R-T, R-S and R-SF districts to 22,500 square feet if public water or public sewer is available and if an improvement permit for a septic system, or a well permit if public sewer is available and not public water, is obtained from Lincoln County Environmental Health for each proposed lot.       01/08/2018
 CUP #376 *  Siemens Energy, Inc. A request for a conditional use permit to expand a Duke Energy combustion-turbine power plant by adding a combustion turbine and associated facilities on a 638-acre tract located at 6760 Old Plank Road in Catawba Springs Township.  04/02/2018
CUP #377 *  Michael and Jennifer Wootton A request for a conditional use permit to build a guest house and to allow the guest house to extend past the front building line of an existing house on a lot adjacent to Lake Norman. The 0.99-acre lot is located at 7585 Dellinger Road in Catawba Springs Township.  04/02/2018
 CZ #2018-3  Lincolnton Main Street, LLC A request to rezone 3.0 acres from R-SF (Residential Single-Family) to CZ B-G (Conditional Zoning General Business) to permit a medical office building. The property is located on the northeast corner of N.C. 27 and Howards Creek Mill Road in Howards Creek Township.  04/02/2018
 ZMA #648 Patrick Elmore  A request to rezone a 0.64-acre lot from B-G (General Business) to I-G (General Industrial). The property is located on the north side of Commerce Drive about 300 feet west of N.C. 16 Business in Catawba Springs Township.  04/02/2018
 ZMA #649  Terry Boothe A request to rezone a 1.1-acre lot from I-G (General Industrial) to R-T (Transitional Residential). The property is located at 2801 Will Schronce Road in Ironton Township.  04/02/2018
PD #2016-1-A   Essex Homes A request to rezone 14.7 acres from R-SF (Residential Single Family) to PD-R (Planned Development-Residential) to permit 50 single-family detached houses as an additional phase of the Stratford (formerly Newton Crossing) development and to amend the master plan for Stratford to remove a provision that a 17-acre site that includes the 14.7 acres be donated to Lincoln County as a potential location for an elementary school. (In lieu of this donation, the applicant has agreed to donate a different site.) This request involves an 87-acre tract located east of N.C. 16 Business and south of Sarah Drive in Catawba Springs Township.   04/02/2018
2017 Land Use Plan   Lincoln County Planning & Inspections  Update to the 2007 Land Use Plan. This policy document guides zoning and ordinance decisions. The first phase of adoption involves the adoption of the future land use plan map and the community type designations. The Guiding Principle and core document adoption will follow within a few months.  04/02/2018
* - Quasi-Judicial Case

Zoning Case Overview Map

Zoning Case Archive (2010-Present)