2040 Comprehensive Plan

Ambassador & Strategic Advisor Meetings Series

Meetings with this key stakeholder group are being held over the course of the Spring and Summer of 2020. Documentation of each meeting is available using the links below.

May 06 2020 - Meeting 1 (12:00 to 1:30pm)
Topic: Work Place Types

May 06 2020 - Meeting 2 (6:30 to 7:30pm)
Topic: Work Place Types

June 11 2020 - Meeting (12:00 to 1:30pm)
Topic: Work Place Types Follow-up Conversation

2040 Comprehensive Plan Growth Options Workshops

The City hosted three workshops on October 8th and 9th to discuss options for how our community could grow over the next 20 years. The workshops focused on the future of our city, highlighting growth patterns including business as usual, strong centers, connected corridors, and neighborhood nodes. For those who were not able to attend the meeting, a video recap of the presentation is available on YouTube

Comprehensive Plan Process

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Place Types

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Vision & Goals

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Game Results & Photos


Download PDF of data

Download PDF of photos

More information and results data about Growing Better Places.

Scenario Overview

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Business as Usual


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Download PDF of model results

Strong Centers


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Download PDF of model results

Connected Corridors


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Download PDF of model results

Neighborhood Nodes


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Download PDF of model results

Comparison of Model Results

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Growing Better Places Board Game

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. Gameplay sessions were hosted by residents and staff throughout the community during July and August 2019.

Download PDF of game results summary data

More information about Growing Better Places results, and data.

​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​

Community Workshops and Ambassador & Strategic Advisor Meetings

We are revising our engagement process in response to the current public health crisis. Updates will be posted to this website 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 an Ambassador & Strategic Advisor.

If you are passionate about our City and want to make an impact, please consider becoming a Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan Ambassador and Strategic Advisor. This group will serve as a sounding board for staff to test ideas and concepts, help spread the word about the comprehensive plan, and enhance engagement activities. Ambassadors and strategic advisors are expected to attend meetings and community workshops during each phase of the planning process. 

​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! 

 September 7, 2018

Comprehensive Planning & Equitable Outcomes Gallery Opening

On September 7, 2018, 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.