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Planning and Development

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The City of Mount Holly Planning & Development Department engages citizens in an ongoing dialogue about Mount Holly’s future and plays a central role in guiding the long-term development of the built and natural environment. There are subgroups within the Planning & Development Department that complement each other by striving to enhance the quality of life for all Mount Holly citizens.

While Planning is at the forefront and the face of the department, other roles such as zoning, economic development, geographic information systems (GIS) technology, and code enforcement play an important role in everyday job functions.  We strive to offer the best in customer service to all Mount Holly citizens, property owners, and visitors alike. We will continue to develop resources and online tools that will benefit those who are seeking information on a variety of land use issues. The Planning & Development Department looks forward to working with you.

Chapter 160D: A New Land Use Law for North Carolina

The new Chapter 160D of the North Carolina General Statutes consolidates current city- and county-enabling statutes for development regulations (now in Chapters 153A and 160A) into a single, unified chapter. Chapter 160D places these statutes into a more logical, coherent organization. While the new law does not make major policy changes or shifts in the scope of authority granted to local governments, it does provide many clarifying amendments and consensus reforms that will need to be incorporated into local development regulations.  

Chapter 160D is effective now, but local governments have until July 1, 2021 for the development, consideration, and adoption of necessary amendments to conform local ordinances to this new law. All city and county zoning, subdivision, and other development regulations, including unified-development ordinances, will need to be updated by that date to conform to the new law. Cities and counties that have zoning ordinances must have an up-to-date comprehensive plan or land use plan by July 1, 2022.

Full details will be available on April 16, 2021. 

Contact Us
Greg Beal, CZO
Economic Development Coordinator, Director of Planning & Development 
Phone: (704) 951-3012
Fax: (704) 827-5672

Brian DuPont, AICP, CZO
Assistant Planning Director
Phone: (704) 951-3009
Fax: (704) 827-5672

Brandon Livingston
Planning Technician
Phone: (704) 951-3017
Fax: (704) 827-5672

Michael Godwin
GIS Technician
Phone: (704) 951-3000
Fax: (704) 827-5672

Related Web Links

American Planning Association (APA)

Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (GCLMPO)

Gaston County Planning & Zoning 

Gaston County GIS Interactive Map

Carolina Thread Trail

Tarheel Trailblazers

NC State Historic Preservation Office

Centralina Council of Governments