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A Downtown Development Plan is one of the many things used to attract new developments in the town.  The Town of Spencer is quietly nestled in the heart of the Piedmont just hours away from your choice of the Blue Ridge Mountains or the Coastal Beaches of North & South Carolina. We are exactly 49 miles (30 minutes) from two International Airports (CLT & PTI) and easily accessed by rail and four Interstates (I-40, I-85, I-77, I-26). We pride ourselves on maintaining our small town atmosphere, while offering the convenience of major cities such as Charlotte and Winston-Salem only 30 minutes away.

Spencer became the first "development of consequence" to this area after the Southern Railway Company chose to locate a service yard centrally between Washington, DC and Atlanta. Established in 1905, our township that resulted remains loyal to its heritage - boasting the largest contiguous historic district in the State of North Carolina.

The Spencer Shops continue to serve as a reminder to the town's origin, now serving as the site of the North Carolina Transportation Museum, which is open year-round and attracting over 150,000 visitors each year. The activities of preservation and renovation have spilled over into the community as well, bringing about a renewed sense of pride that has become a vital part of everyday life.

Hear how people are taking advantage of such high promise and such low land prices here in Spencer by contacting the Land Management team.

If you need help,

  • Obtaining a Zoning Permit
  • Planning a Residential or Commercial Project
  • Understanding the Code of Ordinances and Land Use Plan
  • Engineering Documents and Policies
Refer to the Land Managment Page to get more information.