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Zoning Districts

Every property within the Town of Yadkinville's Planning & Zoning Jurisdiction is assigned a Zoning District. Zoning Districts exist to separate land activities that are not compatible. As an example, zoning prevents a prison from being built next to a day care, and keeps industrial manufacturing and elementary schools apart.

The Town of Yadkinville is divided into ten zoning districts.

Click on the Zoning District abbreviation to open a Fact Sheet about the Zoning District.


Zoning District Description of Zoning District

The Rural Residential District



The Residential Rural District is established as a low-density district in which the principal use of land is for agricultural activities and for single-family residences. Dimensional requirements in this district are designed to insure that a residential development not having access to public water supplies and dependent upon septic tanks for sewage disposal will occur at a sufficiently low density to provide for a healthful environment.

The Medium Density Residential District


The Residential Medium Density District is established for medium density neighborhoods in which the principal use of land is for single-family residences. The regulations of this district are intended to provide areas of the community for a variety of  residences. Developments within this district will have both public water and sewerage available.

The High Density Residential District


The Residential High Density District is established as a high-density district in which the principal use of land is for single family, two-family, townhomes, and multi-family residences. The regulations of this district are intended to provide areas of the community for those persons desiring small residences and multi-family structures in relatively high-density, walkable  neighborhoods. Structures within this district will have both public water and sewerage available.

The Manufactured Housing Residential District


The Residential Manufactured Housing District is established for dwelling units, either conventional types or manufactured homes, in areas that already contain significant manufactured housing development, that need new housing stimulation, and/or have a predominance of old/deteriorating residential units.

The Office & Institutional District


The Office and Institutional district is intended to accommodate professional offices, institutional uses, schools, government buildings, and related uses. This district is also intended for the conversion of existing residential structures located on thoroughfares into office or institutional uses, where such are appropriate, and a as buffer between business and residential uses.

The Central Business District


The Central Business District is the central shopping area of the Town. It is established for those uses that normally require a central location and which provide merchandise and services to be used by the entire Town and its environs. It is intended that this district shall develop and be maintained as a tightly knit core of commercial activity.

The Neighborhood Business District


The Neighborhood Business District is intended for the use of those businesses that are properly and necessarily located near residential areas and which cater to the everyday needs of a limited residential area. This district may also accommodate mixed use developments. Properties within this zoning designation should be located on a major thoroughfare, minor thoroughfare, or collector street.

The Highway Business District


The Highway Business District is intended for higher intensity, primarily commercial, uses that are located adjacent to major highways and provide goods and services for the traveling public.

The Light Industrial District


The Light Industrial District is established for manufacturing, assembly, distribution, and warehousing operations which can be operated in a relatively clean and quiet manner, which will not be noxious to adjacent uses.

The Heavy Industrial District


The Heavy Industrial District is established to accommodate industries that primarily involve the production of goods from raw materials. However, it is expected that industries will minimize emission of smoke, dust, fumes, glare, noise, and vibrations.