Welcome to Planning and Zoning
Granite Quarry is seen by those just passing through as a sleepy little southern town, but its citizens and leaders have big dreams for its future. The Planning Department is working to make those dreams come true!
Located slightly off the beaten path of I-85, Granite Quarry has grown slowly over the past decades, but as the Central Piedmont Region of North Carolina flourishes, our population growth will pick up speed. Recognizing the value of our small-town atmosphere and charm, the Town took steps to preserve and improve our downtown commercial area by adopting a Downtown Masterplan in January of 2016. Our Revitalization Team is tasked with implementation of that and other improvement plans for our Town.
Our updated Unified Development Ordinance, or UDO (see Unified Development Ordinance below) was adopted in November of 2016 and is used by staff, Aldermen, and the Planning Board to ensure quality development throughout the Town and its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). Our Zoning Map is being updated to mirror the changes made to the UDO and will be posted here soon.
Under the direction of the Town Manager, the Town Planner coordinates projects with different Town Departments, Citizens Boards and Commissions and other public and private agencies to ensure that our Town remains a healthy and vibrant community with a high quality of life for its citizens. The Town Planner provides staff support for the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustments, Revitalization Team, and the Town's Board of Aldermen. The Planning Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 PM at the Town Hall and its meetings are open to the public.
Contact the Town Planner at (704)-279-5596, ext. 204 or by email.
Granite Quarry Planning Board
Name Resides Term Expires
Sandra Shell - Chair Town 07/31/2019
Jerry Austin Town 07/31/2019
Greg Lowe ETJ 07/31/2018
Aubrey Smith Town 07/31/2020
Rev. David Trexler ETJ 07/31/2019
Sandy Fisher Town 07/31/2018
Mark Troublefield Town 07/31/2020
Vonda Jenkins-Kimrey Town 07/31/2020
Donna Goodman ETJ 07/31/2020
Need a Zoning Permit?
Unified Development Ordinance
UDO Zoning Documents: (all documents are in PDF format)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Purpose and Applicability
Chapter 2 General Provisions
Chapter 3 Zoning Districts & Permitted Use Table
Chapter 4 Special Requirements
Chapter 5 Building Design Requirements
Chapter 6 Signs
Chapter 7 Open Space & Environmental Protection
Chapter 8 Landscaping and Buffering
Chapter 9 Parking
Chapter 10 Infrastructure
Chapter 11 Development Review Process
Chapter 12 Development Plan Requirements
Chapter 13 Nonconformities
Chapter 14 Amendments
Chapter 15 Administration
Appendix A Definitions
Other Useful Links:
Click here for more maps and more information regarding the Granite Quarry 52 Bypass
Annual average daily traffic (AADT) volume maps that present the traffic average for a specific year at specific points on North Carolina's roads.
Rowan County Geographic Information System (GIS)
The Building Inspections Department is dedicated to ensuring safety to all Rowan County citizens by enforcing the North Carolina State Building Code. Our inspectors are authorized by the North Carolina General Statues to enforce the State Building Codes.