General Zoning Districts
The neighborhood residential district (NR) provides for a pattern of infill housing in and around the traditional town center, future neighborhood centers, and along the rail line, designated for future transit service. Density and lot size are not regulated in the NR district. Development is regulated by building type. This district replaces single-family and multi-family districts found near the center of the jurisdiction.
The rural district (R) is provided to encourage the development of neighborhoods and rural compounds that set aside significant natural vistas and landscape features for permanent conservation. Development typologies associated with the Rural District are farms, the single house, the conservation subdivision, the farmhouse cluster, and the residential neighborhood.
The transitional residential district (TR) serves as a bridge between rural zones and more urbanized development. It is provided to encourage the development of neighborhoods and rural compounds that set aside significant natural vistas and landscape features for permanent conservation. Densities are higher and open space is less than what is found in the Rural District. Development typologies associated with the Transitional District are farms, the single house, the conservation subdivision, the farmhouse cluster, and the residential neighborhood.
The general residential district (GR) is applied to existing subdivisions (built or approved) to provide for build-out of each according to its approved plan.
The town center district (TC) provides for revitalization, reuse, and mixed-use infill development in Huntersville's town center. The district accommodates the higher overall intensity of development required to support a vibrant center and a future regional transit station.
The neighborhood center district (NC) provides for shops, services, small workplaces, civic, and residential buildings to anchor residential neighborhoods.
The campus institutional district (CI) provides for large institutional complexes, which, because of the scale of the buildings cannot be fully integrated into the fabric of the community.
The highway commercial district (HC) provides for businesses that are predominantly auto-dependent; such businesses serve the interstate traveler as well as the Huntersville community and are unlikely to provide a comfortable pedestrian environment.
In the corporate business district (CB) the predominant use is that of the large workplace, which, because of the scale of the buildings, cannot be fully integrated into the fabric of the community. This district takes the place of Business Park and Light Industrial districts.
The special purpose district (SP) is established to accommodate uses that have greater than average impact on the environment or on nearby properties. This district replaces the Heavy Industrial district and also provides a place for extremely large retail stores.