Centers Corridors Wedges

Centers Corridors Wedges

Centers Corridors & Wedges Document
(Adopted by Charlotte City Council - August 23, 2010)

The "Centers and Corridors" development framework was originally introduced in 1994 and is the City of Charlotte's adopted overarching policy for organizing and guiding growth and development within the City of Charlotte. The framework was updated and adopted by the Charlotte City Council in August 2010.  The updated framework – referred to as the Centers, Corridors and Wedges Growth Framework - broadens the original transportation oriented focus to include other aspects of planning and development, such as public facility needs and environmental concerns.  The update also provides more specific definitions and guidance for Centers and Corridors and expands the concept to provide recommendations for Wedges, as well.

 The Centers, Corridors and Wedges Growth Framework will be used:  

  • As the basis for development of more detailed policies, plans and regulations 
  • To give broad guidance for infrastructure investment
  • As a tool to evaluate Charlotte's success in addressing growth issues

Location of Centers, Corridors and Wedges
The updated Centers, Corridors and Wedges Growth Framework illustrates a generalized land development pattern for Charlotte by categorizing land into one of three categories: Activity Centers, Growth Corridors or Wedges.
(Click on the links below for maps illustrating each of these areas.)


Composite Map
  • Activity Centers Map
  • Growth Corridors Map
  • Wedges Map 

        Click on the map to view a more detailed map.



        For more information regarding Centers, Corridors & Wedges
        Please contact:

        Laura Harmon
        Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department
        600 East Fourth Street (8th Floor)
        Charlotte, North Carolina 28202