Maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Davidson Planning Areas
- Local Historic Overlay
- Village Infill Overlay
- Bicycle Facilities
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
The Village Infill Overlay District is established to preserve the character of the older parts of Davidson as defined by the Village Infill Overlay Districts. The town’s historic core cannot remain static, but its existing character is worth preserving. It is acceptable for new houses to be larger than older ones, but not so much larger as to threaten neighborhood character.
Development in the Village Infill Overlay District should:
- Remind one of the surrounding neighborhood;
- Recognize the built environment;
- Have a human scale; and
- Preserve significant trees;
You can find additional information about each Village Infill Overlay District in Section 2 of the Planning Ordinance.
Annually, State Street-Aid (Powell Bill) allocations are made to incorporated municipalities which establish their eligibility and qualify as provided by G.S. 136-41.1 through 136-41.4. The general statutes require that a sum equal to ten and four-tenths percent (10.4%) of the net amount after refunds that was produced during the fiscal year by the tax imposed be disbursed to the qualifying municipalities. The statutes also provide that funds be disbursed to the qualified municipalities on or before October 1st and January 1st, thereby allowing sufficient time after the end of the fiscal year for verification of information and to determine the proper allocations and preparation of disbursements. Powell Bill funds shall be expended only for the purposes of maintaining, repairing, constructing, reconstructing or widening of any street or public thoroughfare within the municipal limits or for planning, construction, and maintenance of bikeways, greenways or sidewalks.
Click here to download a PDF copy of the Powell Bill Streets Map
Our parks and recreation system is a reflection of the community’s long-held values and support for parkland, green space, fitness and wellness. Today’s system of urban parks, trails, programs, athletic facilities, and large parcels of natural space is a major contributor to Davidson’s high quality of life and the result of community support and investment.