Base Zoning Districts
The City of Hickory has established four (4) residential zoning districts and eight (8) nonresidential zoning districts through its Land Development Code (LDC). All properties within the City of Hickory corporate limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) have been zoned to at least one of following districts. Some properties may be split zoned between two or more zoning districts. Additionally, some properties may also be zoned as a Planned Development (PD). Please contact the Planning and Development Department for more information regarding split zoning and Planned Developments.
Residential Zoning Districts
Nonresidential Zoning Districts
Overlay Zoning Districts
Overlay zoning districts are applied in combination with existing base zoning districts and have the effect of modifying the requirements, regulations, and procedures applying in the base zoning district.
The City of Hickory has adopted a Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to promote public health, safety, and general welfare and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions within flood prone areas. This ordinance applies to all properties that are located within the floodplain subject to a one percent (1%) or greater chance of being flooded in any given year, more commonly known as the one hundred (100) year floodplain. This floodplain is delineated between the floodway (AEFW) and floodway fringe (AE). Development within the floodplain is strictly regulated by the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.
To determine if your property is located within the floodplain, please utilize the Catawba County GIS website. If you have questions regarding the ordinance or development within the floodplain, please contact the Planning Department at (828) 323-7422 and ask to speak with the Floodplain Administrator.
76 North Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
Planning Dept. : (828) 323-7422
Office Fax: (828) 323-7550