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THE CITY CONTINUES TO SERVE YOU

The CLT Development Center continues to maintain plan review, permitting and field inspections.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center remains closed to the public. Requests and scheduling for virtual meetings for urban and commercial pre submittal meetings continue to be offered. Please contact Nan Peterson, Business Relationship Manager, Nan.Peterson@charlottenc.gov or call at 980.264.9580 with questions or inquiries.

Effective Tuesday, July 6th, 2021, all fees for Commercial, Subdivision, Urban Zoned projects and Plats will need to be paid at the time of the initial submittal of plans to the City of Charlotte. Although the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center is closed to the public, fees may be sent via mail, UPS, Federal Express and by Courier. Staff will be available to process the fee payment once received in the CLT Development Center. Please send fees to: The City of Charlotte, Charlotte Development Center – Lobby, 600 E. Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Staff will sign mylars weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mylars will be mailed to Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, Attn: CLT Development Center, 600 E. Fourth Street Charlotte, NC 28202 and include a prepaid return address label. Subdivision staff is utilizing the e-signature process approved by Meck County Register of Deeds. Plats to be e-signed and recorded must be sent via DocuSign, DocVerify or another approved platform.

New surety postings, estimates, reductions and releases are being reviewed and processed.

CLT Development Center

Located on the first floor of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, the CLT Development Center is a space for developers and design teams to access to city staff in a single location for city development permitting services. Development service teams from the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT), Engineering, Urban Forestry, Construction Inspection, Charlotte Water, Erosion Control, Subdivision, Zoning, Fire, and Plan Review Coordination are in the CLT Development Center.


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Digital Plan Room

The City of Charlotte's CLT Development Center has partnered with ePermitHub to launch the Digital Plan Room, a new electronic document review solution seamlessly integrated into the Accela Citizen Access Portal. Learn more about the Digital Plan Room.

Commercial and Targeted Sketch Plans

Many have asked for the City of Charlotte to duplicate the Subdivision Sketch Plan program with Commercial Plans. You can now submit a Commercial Sketch Plan for comments from the review staff. This is a 7-business day 1 cycle review submitted through Accela Citizen Access. We are also introducing 2 new programs called the Targeted Sketch Plans for Subdivision and the Targeted Sketch Plans for Commercial projects. These programs allow you to submit a sketch plan with (up to) 5 focused questions in total to the various review agencies. This is a 7-business day 1 cycle review submitted through Accela Citizen Access. Fees apply.

Expedited Plan Review

The expedited commercial plan review process is available for commercial site plans. Once plans are accepted through the gateway, the standard review cycle for submittals and resubmittals will be five business days. Some project exclusions apply.

Expedited plat plan reviews will be completed by city staff within 10 business days of the first submittal, and within 5 business days for resubmittals. Learn more about Expedited Commercial Plan Review.

Enhanced Plan Review

The Enhanced Review Option is available for urban projects*, and commercial and residential subdivisions. Enhanced urban plan reviews will be completed by city staff within 15 business days of the first submittal and within five business days for resubmittals. Enhanced subdivision plan reviews will be completed by city staff within 20 business days of the first submittal and within 10 business days for resubmittals. Some project exclusions apply. Learn more about Enhanced Review.

*Urban projects have the zoning classifications of: UMUD, MUDD, PED, TOD, TS, and RE-3

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