Planning & Zoning

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 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 as well as 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 Adjustment, Revitalization Team, and the Town's Board of Aldermen. The Planning Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 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.

 

Ordinances


 

Granite Quarry Planning Board

Seat

Name

Resides

Term Expires

T1

Jerry Holshouser

Town

7/31/2024

T2

Greg Summitt

Town

7/31/2024

T3

Joe Hudson

Town

7/31/2024

T4

Fred Krusemark

Town (ALT)

7/31/2025

E1

Michelle Reid

ETJ

7/31/2024

E2

Jared Mathis

ETJ

7/31/2025

E3

Ronald Jacobs

ETJ

7/31/2026

ALT

Dolores Shannon

ETJ

7/31/2025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

►Planning Board Agendas
►Planning Board Rules of Procedure
►Planning Board Regular Meeting Schedule

 

Granite Quarry Zoning Board of Adjustment

Seat

Name

Resides

Term Expires

T1

Jeff Cannon

Town

7/31/2025

T2 VACANT

Town

7/31/2024

T3

Angela Nee

Town

7/31/2024

E1

Shellie Stubbs

ETJ

7/31/2025

E2

Greg Lowe

ETJ

7/31/2024

ALT

VACANT

Town

 
ALT

VACANT

ETJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

►Zoning Board of Adjustment Rules of Procedure


Master Plans

Downtown Master Plan
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Parks and Recreation Master Plan
 

Comprehensive Land Use Plan

2040 Comprehensive Land Use Plan 
Future Land Use Map
2022 Comprehensive Land Use Plan update
2019 Comprehensive Land Use Plan update
 

Zoning Related Forms

 

Zoning Maps

Please contact the Town Planner with questions regarding a specific parcel of land.

2023 Zoning Map
2019 Zoning Map 
2017 Zoning Map 

 

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)

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