2040 Comprehensive Plan

August ​30, 2019

Growing Better Places Boardgame

As​​​ a part of the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan process, Growing Better Places is about better understanding the needs and impacts of growth and change citywide​ in a fun, interactive way. It is important to get input from a diverse cross section of the community about the future of Charlotte, and it is designed to be played by everyone. 

Growing Better Places: A More Equitable & Inclusive Charlotte

2040 Comprehensive Plan Vision & Values Workshops
​The City of Charlotte hosted three 2040 Comprehensive Plan Vision & Values workshops in March 2019. These workshops focused on existing conditions, current growth trends, challenges to better understand the community's vision and values, along with an explanation of the City's engagement strategy, and over 255 people attended.

The slide presentation, Facebook live video, and the survey data for each meeting are available at the links below. The presentation slides [PDF] and display boards are available for download at the links below. Facebook Live video and meeting notes are posted below.

 DISPLAY BOARDS | Click to download
Dsiaply board 1, showing project description and three guiding principlesDisplay board 2, showing comprehensive plan information, including scheduleDisplay board 3, showing the inclusive engagement strategtDisplay board 4, showing information about equitydisplay board 5, shoing the history of segregation in CharlotteDisplay board 6, showing equity map data in CharlotteDisplay board 7, showing findings from the equity mapping processDisplay board 8, showing complete neighborhood conceptsDisplay board 9, showing sustainability data and concepts in Charlotte​​Board 10, showing growth statistics for the city of charlotteBoard 11, showing additional growth statistics for the city of charlotteDisplay board 12, showing information about the growth factors report
 (Policy Audit Board added May 2019)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Greater Mount Sinai Baptist Church
1243 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28208
6pm – 8pm

Attendence: 78

Meeting Resources:

Image of hand taken notes from the vision and values workshop held on Tuesday, March 5th.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Foundation for the Carolinas
220 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
12:00pm – 1:30pm 

Attendence: 78
Meeting Resources:

Image of the hand notes from the vision and values workshop on March 6th

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Simmons YMCA
6824 Democracy Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212
6:00pm – 8:00pm 

Attendence: 102
Meeting Resources:

  • The presentation will be posted soon
  • Survey results from this meeting​ are being compiled will be posted soon​


To make sure we're capturing all of your ideas and thoughts for the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan, we have many ways to get involved in-person and online:

​Sign up for our mailing list.
This is the best way to make sure you're up-to-date on the latest events, surveys, and happenings. ​

Sign up to be a Plan Ambassador.
Are you passionate about our city and want to make a big impact? You might want to think about being one of our Plan Ambassadors. 

​Follow us on social media.
We'll be active on our Facebook and Instagram feeds as we're working through the phases of the plan, and we'd love to have you along for the ride! 

​​Take part in one of our in-person events.

​​In addition to the workshops, we're also planning a series of pop-up events – informal discussions at familiar places across the city. Our goal is simple: to listen to what you have to say about the future of our city.

What opportunities are you most excited about when it comes to this plan? What challenges do we face that concern you the most? We want to hear it all.​

Find a pop-up meeting near you!

​Tuesday, March 26th 
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Neighborhoods with More Neighbors: Building Community: People + Places + Partners
Great Aunt Stella Center
​926 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204

Saturday, March 30th
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
9401 China Grove Church Road, Pineville, NC 28314

Saturday, March 30th 
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
933 Louise Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204 (#101)

Saturday, April 6th
10:00 AM to 1:00 AM
West Charlotte High School
​2219 Senior Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216​

Saturday, April 13th
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Waverly Walk (The Terrace)
7408 Waverly Walk Ave, Charlotte, NC 28277

Friday, April 26th
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center Plaza
600 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Saturday, April 27th​
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215

Sunday, April 28th
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
​North Davidson Street & East 25th Street​​​

 September 7, 2018

​Comprehensive Planning & Equitable Outcomes Gallery Opening

On September 7th Charlotte Planning, Design & Development experimented with engaging the community differently. We tapped into an existing event, the South End First Friday Gallery Crawl and used an accessible City-owned facility to foster a high level engagement to raise awareness about the Comprehensive Plan. It featured:

  • ​a narrative around the topic of making Charlotte a City of opportunity for all looking at growth and equity,
  • interactive and augmented reality maps and data, and
  • an exercise of thinking about who is currently not engaged and how might we be more inclusive in our engagement.
Comprehensive Planning & Equitable Outcomes Gallery Opening