Breaking Ground

Hickory is a city on the rise; recently being recognized as one of the fastest growing economies in the United States (Milken Institute’s 2017 List of Best-Performing Cities).

Please continue to check this page as exciting new businesses and developments breaking ground in Hickory will be featured below.  

For additional information, questions, or concerns, please call the Planning and Development Division at (828) 323-7422.

  Project Address Description

Everett Chevrolet 1152 2nd St SE Alteration of a vacant building near NC 127 and 2nd Street SE into a body shop. Permit issued December 2019.

Fairbrook Ridge 2290 Hwy 70 SE

Construction of a two tenant building at the Fairbrook Ridge shopping center. Building permit issued April 2019. Shell building finaled October 2019. Aspen Dental office upfit permit issued June 2019. Aspen Dental upfit finaled October 2019. Wing Stop restaurant upfit permit issued October 2019. Wing Stop upfit finaled December 2019.

The Gates at Highland (Formerly Pepperstone Apartments)

1760 8th St Dr NE

Three phased construction of eight new apartment buildings containing 192 (market rate) dwelling units. Grading permit issued March 2018. Phase II apartment buildings completed May 2019. Phase III building permits issued January 2019. Phase IV building permits issued July 2019.

The Lodge Apartments

1186 4th St Ct SW

Construction of a four story apartment building containing 80 (tax credit) units in Southwest Hickory. Building permit issued April 2019.

Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant 2419 Springs Rd NE Upfit of shell space at the St Stephens Village shopping center for Los Compadres. Building permit for upfit finaled December 2019. Building permit for tenant alterations issued December 2019.

Mavis Discount Tire

2930 N Center St

Construction of a Mavis Discount Tire store near the Belle Hollow shopping center. Building permit issued August 2019.

One North Center 1 N Center St Construction of a mid-rise mixed use building that will include 95 (market rate) apartment units, restaurant space, retail spaces, and a shared parking deck near Hickory City Hall. Demolition and grading work started October 2019. Footing and foundation permit issued November 2019.

Preston Ridge (Startown Apartments) 2001 Startown Rd Construction of 172 (market rate) apartment units, as well as, retail/office space on Startown Road across from CVCC. Building permits issued September 2019.

Secured Self Storage 1340 Hwy 321 NW Alteration of the former Lowes Foods on US 321 into a mini-storage facility. Alteration permit and foundation permits issued March 2019. Storage building permits issued October 2019. Main building approved for occupancy December 2019.

Smallcakes 2916 N Center St Upfit of shell space at the intersection of NC 127 and 29th Avenue NE for Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery. Building permit issued November 2019.

Sweetwater Village Townhomes (Hickory Greens) 2900 15th Ave Pl SE Construction of 50 new (market rate) townhomes in the Fairbrook area. Erosion control permit issued August 2017. Annexation approved December 2018. Ten building permits (Phase I) issued October 2019.








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    Hickory, NC 28601
    Planning Dept.: (828) 323-7422



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