Now's the Time to Map Our Future
Charlotte is the 15th largest city in the United States, and we're ranked as the 7th fastest-growing large metro area.
With numbers like that, we need your help to map our future growth. We have to be smart, proactive and sustainable to develop a city where everyone can thrive. The city has been hard at work to bring strategic plans to life to support these efforts and fulfill the mission of ensuring the delivery of exceptional public services that promote safety, health and quality of life. Here are just a few of the things we've been working on.
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The City of Charlotte is partnering with the community to develop the
2040 Comprehensive Plan, a plan that will guide how we invest in our city over the next 20 years. The plan includes all the work the City is doing to invest in Charlotte's future, including the
Capital Investment Plan,
Corridors of Opportunity, the
2030 Transit Plan, the
Unified Development Ordinance,
public art and more.
The Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map is a companion document to the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan and is the first step to putting the plan into action. This mapping process will translate the place-based policies from the Comprehensive Plan to specific locations throughout the community. When complete, the Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map will assign a Place Type designation to each property in the city.
The Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map is important because it will inform other initiatives aimed at implementing the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan. For example, the 2040 Policy Map will inform the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) mapping process that is scheduled to begin after the UDO is adopted by Charlotte City Council. This connection between the 2040 Policy Map and the UDO Map will ensure future development aligns with the vision of the Comprehensive Plan and creates complete communities.
We need your feedback in developing the Charlotte Future 2040 Policy map. Take the
Live, Work, Play Survey to share your input on which Place Types are most and least desirable where you live, work, and play.
A Spanish translation of the survey is also available.
The Charlotte Strategic Mobility Plan (SMP) takes the transportation goals from our Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and transforms it into the polices, projects and priorities for future transportation investment, all while achieving our goal of safe and equitable mobility for our city. The SMP is currently in development, and we need your help! Take the
Live, Work, Play Survey, which includes important questions that will help shape our plan for the future of transportation and mobility infrastructure. You can also add your voice by providing comments related to specific transportation safety concerns and
project ideas using this interactive map.
The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) serves as the primary tool to implement and bring the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan and other adopted plans and policies to life through development regulations. Combining eight development ordinances, including the Zoning Ordinance, into one set of regulations, this iteration of the UDO will refresh and streamline our city’s regulations that were created over the past 30 years.
The 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan is a long-range plan that integrates some of Charlotte’s most important future transit projects into one cohesive plan. Focuses of the plan include multiple rapid transit improvements in five corridors, a series of Center City improvements, and bus service and facility improvements throughout the region.
Integrated land-use planning and transit-oriented development (TOD) are the cornerstones of the 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan and a key step in moving the region forward. Successful TOD results in pedestrian-friendly environments near rapid transit stations that connect Charlotte’s residents to employment, residential, and retail opportunities. The goal is to make strategic land-use decisions to inspire residents to use transit as an alternative for their everyday travel, creating a sense of community and supporting a better live, work and play lifestyle.
Capital Investment Plan