2040 Comprehensive Plan

Growing Better Places: A More Equitable and Inclusive CharlotteGROWING BETTER PLACES

A game to build a more equitable and inclusive Charlotte
​The Growing Better Places: A More Equitable and Inclusive Charlotte game is a component of the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan process. Its a fun, interactive way to get input from a diverse cross-section of the community about the future of Charlotte. Growing Better Places is designed to be played by everyone. All community groups, book clubs, neighborhood organizations, homeowners associations, business associations, even families and groups of friends are encouraged to play the game. 
 
​​Game overview
The Growing Better Places game is about better understanding the needs and impacts of growth and change citywide. The game is organized in two rounds. You can play just one round or both, depending on how much time you have. 

​Game purpose and objectives

  • ​Fill existing gaps in infrastructure and amenities that could complete several of Charlotte's neighborhoods

  • Ensure that new development results in benefits for existing and new residents and that neighborhoods align with the community vision and goals expressed throughout Phase 1 of the Comprehensive Plan process

  • Allocate the projected number of housing units and jobs for Charlotte in 2040

  • Ensure that the path to creating complete neighborhoods for all Charlotteans is equitable, economically viable and fiscally responsible

  • The results of each game will be recorded by the players and used to create growth scenario models that will be discussed with the public this fall.

  • ​​Encourage community member discussion about growth and trade-offs

  • Have fun! There are no right or wrong answers or ways to play the game, so have fun and enjoy a lively discussion with your group.​

Download the instruction booklet.

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 Public Game Playing Events

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The City partnered​ with Potions & Pixels to provide opportunities to play the game. Two copies of the game were available at all of their events in July and August.  ​Go to the Potions & Pixels website for more information.

Public Game Play Events

July 3, 2019
Potions & Pixels​
6 pm to 9 pm
7th Street Public Market 
224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
 
July 13, 2019
Historic West End Savory Saturdays​
9 am to 12 pm
Blue Blaze Brewing
528 South Turner Ave, Charlotte, N 28208

July 9, 2019
Potions & Pixels
7 pm to 10 pm
Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte
2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Suite 101 B, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
 
July 17, 2019
Potions & Pixels
6 pm to 9 pm
7th Street Public Market
224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
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July 23, 2019
Potions & Pixels​
7 pm to 10 pm
Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte
2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Suite 101 B, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273

August 1, 2019
Gaming for Charlotte
6 pm to 9 pm
The Park Church
6029 Beatties Ford Rd​​​, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
 
August 7​, 2019
POTIONS & PIXELS
6 pm to 9 pm
7th Street Public Market 
224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

August 13​, 2019
6 pm to 8 pm
University City Partners Offices
8801 J.M. Keynes Dr Suite 450, Charlotte, NC 28262

​POTIONS & PIXELS
6 pm to 9 pm
7th Street Public Market 
224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

August 15​, 2019
6 pm to 8 pm
Latin American Chamber of Commerce Offices
145-C Scaleybark Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28209

August 21​, 2019
POTIONS & PIXELS
6 pm to 9 pm
7th Street Public Market 
224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

August 23​, 2019
POTIONS & PIXELS
5 pm to 10 pm
Camp North End
1824 Statesville Ave. Charlotte, NC 28206

August 27​, 2019
College Game Night
6 pm to 8 pm
WeWork @ The RailYard South End
1422 South Tryon Street, Suite 300, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28203

POTIONS & PIXELS
7 pm to 10 pm
Carolina Beer Temple at Ayrsley
2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd Suite 101-B, Charlotte, NC 28273​

Learn more about the Growth Game

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