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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

 ZMA #633
Teramore Development , LLC  A request to rezone 0.88 acre from R-T (Transitional Residential) to B-N (Neighborhood Business). The property is part of a 2.4-acre parcel located on the northwest corner of N.C. 73 and Amity Church Road in Ironton Township. 04/03/2017
 PD #2017-1   Meritage Homes of the Carolinas, Inc. A request to rezone 58.5 acres from R-T (Transitional Residential) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) to permit a subdivision with up to 152 single-family detached homes. The property is located on the west side of Saint James Church Road and north side of Verdict Ridge Drive in Catawba Springs Township.  05/01/2017
 ZMA #634  Robert McLaughlin A request to rezone a 2.5-acre lot from R-T (Transitional Residential) to I-G (General Industrial). The property is located at 6899 Glover Lane, about 1,200 feet west of N.C. 16 Business and 3,000 feet north of Old Plank Road, in Catawba Springs Township.  05/01/2017
 ZMA #635  Rick Earnhardt A request to rezone 0.9 acre from R-SF (Residential Single-Family) to R-S (Residential Suburban). The property is located at 3348 Saint James Church Road, on the east side of Saint James Church Road at James Plantation Drive, in Catawba Springs Township.   05/01/2017
UDO Proposed Amendment #2017-1  Red Apple Development, LLC A proposal to amend Section 2.2 of the Lincoln County Unified Development to make elementary and secondary schools a permitted use in the B-N (Neighborhood Business) and B-G (General Business) districts.  05/01/2017
 LUP Proposed Amendment #2017-1  Lincoln County Planning and Inspections Department A proposal to amend the Lincoln County Land Use Plan to state that in areas designated Suburban Residential where public water and sewer are available, densities of up to 3.0 dwelling units per buildable acre are appropriate, and that in other so designated areas with no or one such utility, densities will range from 1-2 units per buildable acre, with buildable area defined as excluding land in the 100-year floodplain, streamside buffers, utility rights-of-ways and slopes above 25% of at least 20,000 square feet of contiguous area.  05/01/2017
* - Quasi-Judicial Case