Planning

photo-planningMelissa Guilbeau, AICP
City Planner
201 South Main Street
PO Drawer 357
Graham, NC 27253
(336) 570-6705
mguilbeau@cityofgraham.com

The City of Graham Planning Department is responsible for assisting the City Council and the community in managing growth, administering development regulations, planning for capital improvements, planning for transportation improvements, managing stormwater runoff, and protecting special flood hazard areas. The department reviews private development projects, which include rezoning and subdivision proposals. The department also provides staff support to the City’s Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and Historic Resources Commission.

The City of Graham has planning and zoning jurisdiction within its corporate limits, as well as in the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). Properties that are in the ETJ are required to meet the City’s development ordinances, which include zoning, subdivisions and building inspections.

Our department takes pride in implementing Graham’s slogan: “A City Designed for Living”.

  • Go to Development Processes for more information about zoning, subdivisions and other types of development activities, including related applications and fees.
  • Go to Future Planning for more information about our comprehensive plan and transportation planning.
  • View our “Community Profile” to find out more about Graham’s people, places and economy.