Planning Areas

Davidson Planning Areas:

Planning areas are different from conventional zoning districts in that they are defined not by land use but by geographical areas related to the historical and topographical patterns of growth in the community and the Targeted Growth Plan from the 2010 Davidson Comprehensive Plan. Therefore, we have replaced the conventional terminology of “Zoning District” with “Planning Areas.” These planning areas have the same legal authority as zoning districts. There are detailed provisions, uses, and standards for the design of the built environment within each respective planning area, including dimensional standards, permitted building types, height, parking, lighting, signage, permitted uses and other development standards.

You can find additional information about each planning area in Section 2 of the Planning Ordinance.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the Davidson Planning Areas Map

Planning Areas Legend