What happens if what I want to do with my property is different than what the plan shows?
No plan, however thorough, can foresee every aspect of the future nor can it always predict the best way to respond. However, the presumption should always be that the plan is right unless new information can be shown that a different future for a piece of property makes more sense. You will always have the right to demonstrate how what you envision with your property is better for Belmont. Keep in mind, though, that the plan is an aspirational guide that will require interpretation and enforcement through the Land Development Code and other regulatory policies. By itself, it has no force of law.

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1. What happens if what I want to do with my property is different than what the plan shows?
2. I have a house on a few acres currently zoned residential and the plan shows my property as a commercial use. Will my taxes go up?
3. I think traffic in Belmont is bad enough already. I don’t want to see any more growth. Why can’t we have a plan that says there will be no more growth in Belmont?
4. Why should we plan for commercial and industrial growth in Belmont? There is plenty of that in Charlotte, Mt. Holly and Gastonia.