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Hickory Trail Report outlines economic goals for City projects

The City of Hickory Office of Business Development presented its Hickory Trail Report, which outlines economic goals for a one-quarter mile buffer zone along the multiuse path through the City, at the November 6 City Council meeting.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:28pm

Hickory development earns 2018 Housing NC Award

The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency presented the 2018 Housing North Carolina Awards, the state’s top honor for excellence in affordable housing, during the NC Affordable Housing Conference in Raleigh on October 24.  The Northstone development in Hickory was among six properties to receive the award and be recognized as a model for other communities.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:07am

City of Hickory offers new Small Business Loan Program

At its October 16 meeting, Hickory City Council approved a new Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Business Loan Program, aimed at increasing opportunities for entrepreneurship and small business growth. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:21pm

Housing rehabilitation programs available to assist Hickory homeowners

The City of Hickory offers a number of housing rehabilitation programs that aim to improve the quality of the local housing stock and make improvements that prevent the displacement of low to moderate income homeowners. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:16pm

Planning - Department Spotlight

The City of Hickory's Planning Division is responsible for overseeing the physical development of the City of Hickory.  The division's primary functions involve comprehensive planning, land use planning, administration of the Land Development Code, development review, brownfield redevelopment, and historic preservation.

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:41pm

Hickory receives $50,000 Urgent Repair Grant from the NC Housing Finance Agency

The City of Hickory has been awarded a $50,000 Urgent Repair Grant from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency to assist qualifying low-income homeowners in need of urgent housing repairs.

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:15am

CDBG Annual Action Plan

The City of Hickory has prepared a draft of its 2018 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program, which is available for review here.  A public hearing will be held during the Hickory City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 19, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:30pm

City of Hickory prepares to expand the Oakwood National Register Historic District

The City of Hickory’s Historic Preservation Commission has been awarded a state grant to expand the Oakwood National Register Historic District.  After completing a citywide architectural survey of historic properties in September 2015, additional portions of the Oakwood neighborhood were identified as being eligible for historic designation on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 8:30am

West Hickory/Westmont Neighborhood Association Meeting

Residents, business owners, and commercial property owners in the West Hickory/Westmont neighborhood of the City of Hickory are encouraged to attend the first meeting of the association on Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. in the Parish Center at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1644 Main Ave Dr NW.  For questions about the West Hickory/Westmont Neighborhood Association, please contact City of Hickory Transportation Planning Manager and Neighborhood Liaison John Marshall at (828) 323-7534 or via email at jmarshall@hickorync.gov.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:00am

John Marshall announced as new Transportation Planning Manager

With the creation of the new Office of Business Development and Planning, the City of Hickory has brought John Marshall, AICP on board as the new Transportation Planning Manager. 

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

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