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

Corning - Trivium Corporate Center (Project Wave) 1764 Trivium Pkwy Construction of a 218,000 square foot manufacturing facility for Corning located in the new Trivium Corporate Center. Site work will include landscaping and parking areas. Building permit issued October 2018. Accessory building permit issued February 2019.

CVCC Public Safety Driving Range

1107 21st St Dr SE

Construction of a driving range with lighting for the CVCC Public Services program. Grading permit issued December 2017. Construction started July 2018. Modular building permit issued June 2019.

Fairbrook Ridge

2290 Hwy 70 SE

Construction of a two tenant building at the Fairbrook Ridge shopping center. Building permit issued April 2019. Wing Stop restaurant plans under review. Aspen Dental office upfit permit issued June 2019.

Graystone Eye

2424 Century Pl SE

Building addition and parking lot expansion of the existing Graystone Eye center. Grading permit issued April 2018. Building permit issued July 2018. Building finaled June 2019.

Hawk's Landing Luxury Apartments 2758 2nd St NE Two phased construction of six apartment buildings containing 144 (market rate) dwelling units. Zoning petition approved October 2016. Building permits for Phase I issued April 2018. Three apartment buildings finaled as of December 2018. Phase II building permits issued December 2018.

Hendrick Honda

945 Hwy 70 SE

Construction of a pre-delivery and inspection building along 13th Avenue Drive SE, as well as, alterations to the main building. Building permit for the PDI building issued July 2018.

Klingspor 2555 Tate Blvd SE Building addition that will include new office and daycare space. Site work will include additional parking and demolition of the existing daycare. Permit issued August 2016. Building finaled September 2019.

LRU Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center 741 Stasavich Pl NE Construction of a 10,000 square foot building addition and renovation of 3,000 square feet of existing space at the McCrorie Center on the LRU campus. Building permit issued November 2018. Building finaled August 2019.

Mace Insurance Agency 1203 4th St Dr NW Construction of a two tenant building near Viewmont. Mace Insurance will occupy one space. Building permit issued May 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.

Stonebrook Subdivision 298 19th Ave SE Three phased construction of 185 new (market rate) single family houses in the existing Stonebrook subdivision near Brookford. Road improvements will be made to Catawba Valley Boulevard SE during the second phase. Infill construction on 16 existing lots completed May 2019.

Sweetwater Village Townhomes

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. Awaiting road and utility infrastructure approvals. 


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