Long Range & Strategic Planning

Long Range & Strategic Planning

The Long Range & Strategic Planning Division is responsible for collaborating with the community to develop plans and policies that will influence how Charlotte grows and changes over time. The division has three core functions: ENGAGE, PLAN, and IMPLEMENT.

 

The division recently engaged over 500,000+ residents in the development and adoption of the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan & Map*. This plan represents the diversity of our city and sets a clear direction for how we want to grow as an inclusive and equitable city. 

 

Now that the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan & Map are adopted, the Long Range & Strategic Planning Division will work to implement the plan's vision by developing Community Area Plans which provide more detailed strategies and recommendations for growth and development.

 

*Consistent with North Carolina state statutes, when the Charlotte City Council approves a rezoning that is not consistent with the adopted land use map, that rezoning updates the adopted land use.

 

The Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan will replace previously adopted plans because it provides both citywide and modernized guidance for development, infrastructure, transportation, and other quality of life factors. Recommendations from these plans that are not included in the comprehensive plan can be revaluated in the community area planning process. Plans adopted prior to the comprehensive plan are archived below. 

​​​​​​​​Types of Plans:

​Centers, Corridors & Wedges (CCW) is the overarching policy for organizing and guiding development. The document identifies three general land development categories:

1. Centers - areas of economic activity, typically concentrations of compact development.

2. Corridors - accessible and well connected areas characterized by a diversity of places.

3. Wedges - primarily low density housing, with limited moderate density housing and supporting services.

Click here to view Centers, Corridors and Wedges (Adopted 2010)

        

​General Development Policies build upon the CCW framework and provide guidance for community-wide issues such as location, intensity and form of development.

 

Click here to view General Development Policies
(Adopted 2007)

        

District Plans include parcel specific land use recommendations and cover Charlotte's entire planning jurisdiction.

Consistent with North Carolina state statutes, when the Charlotte City Council approves a rezoning that is not consistent with the adopted land use plan, that rezoning updates the adopted land use.

Click on the links below to view a district plan:

Central District Plan

East District Plan

Northeast District Plan

Northwest District Plan

South District Plan

Southwest District Plan

        

Community Plans are  developed for smaller  geographies and can include various types of plans such as Strategic Plans or Transit  Station Area Plans.  Community plans provide more detailed recommendations for issues such as density and design.

Consistent with North Carolina state statutes, when the Charlotte City Council approves a rezoning that is not consistent with the adopted land use plan, that rezoning updates the adopted land use.

All Plans are available by clicking here.

        

For more information regarding Long Range & Strategic Planning contact;
Planning, Design & Development
600 East Fourth Street (8th Floor)
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704)-336-2205