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The Land and Development Department was created to more effectively and efficiently manage the city’s increase in development, plan review and zoning applications. The department will lead and enhance land development by promoting creative solutions to encourage quality growth as prioritized by City Council.

This department reviews, approves, and permits private development and annexation applications, including major and minor site plans for residential and commercial development. Land and Development also includes administration, interpretation, and enforcement of land development ordinances, as well as preparing ordinances and legislation for land use and zoning matters. Staff collaborate with City Council, the development community, and city staff on strategies to manage growth effectively.


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Mailing Address:

PO Box 479
Salisbury, NC 28145

Address:

132 N. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

Office Hours:

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Email: 1stop@salisburync.gov

Phone: (704) 638-5208

Phillip Lookadoo

LAND AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DIRECTOR 

Phillip Lookadoo

(704) 638-5210 | Phillip.Lookadoo@salisburync.gov

As the Land and Development Services Director, Lookadoo will direct the review, approval, and permitting of private development and annexation applications, including major and minor site plans for residential and commercial development. Also included in his duties are the administration, interpretation, and enforcement of land development ordinances, as well as preparing ordinances and legislation for land use and zoning matters. He will collaborate with City Council, the development community, and city staff on strategies to manage growth effectively.

Lookadoo has served in numerous positions with extensive planning, growth and development experience. He served as director of development and design services for six years for the city of Morganton, N.C. In Morganton, he led the operations of several areas including zoning, building inspections, engineering and planning. In addition, he planned, coordinated and managed many interdepartmental projects including economic development initiatives. Before joining Morganton, Lookadoo served 12 years with the county and city of Florence, S.C. where he led the departments of planning, research and development.

Lookadoo holds an American Institute of Certified Planning (AICP) designation and a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) credential. He received a bachelor’s degree from UNC Charlotte and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Victoria Bailiff

SENIOR PLANNER

Victoria Bailiff

(704) 638-5212 | Victoria.Bailiff@salisburync.gov

As Senior Planner, Victoria manages the development review process for legislative development proposals. In this capacity, she prepares ordinances and legislation for land use and zoning matters by creating maps and summaries to communicate findings. Victoria coordinates and facilitates neighborhood and community meetings regarding land use planning; assists with developing goals and objectives for neighborhood plans.

Prior to joining the City of Salisbury in April 2022, Victoria worked for the Town of Pittsboro Planning Department for 5 years, and worked for 1 year at the Winston-Salem DOT. She earned a Bachelor’s in History from North Carolina State University, and a Graduate degree in Applied Geography from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Victoria enjoys NCSU football in her spare time.


Ni Su

ENGINEER

Ni Su

Ni.Su@salisburync.gov

 


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