Historic Districts

​Draft HDC Design Standards

​The Charlotte Historic District Design Standards are undergoing updates. These updates include new information about murals, multi-family and commercial properties. This update also incorporates the previously adopted mid-century guidelines and Oaklawn Park information into the main body of the Standards along with edits to clarify the original document adopted in 2017. 

The Historic District Commission (HDC) and staff have been working on these edits via public meetings since 2019. Additional information about upcoming public participation opportunities and the adoption timeline is shown below. 

Please click on the cover image of Draft HDC Design Standards above to view the entire draft document. 

The current
version of the HDC Design Standards can be found on the HDC homepage 


Looking for just the highlights?  Please see the Design Standards Update Summary for a brief outline of the changes that have been made.  
Public Participation Details 

Have comments, concerns or questions? Public participation will be held from October 6, 2021 to December 1, 2021. Participate via public meetings or submit the online response form with any comments and questions. Attend one of the meetings or submit comments and questions via the online response form to be entered for a chance to win a prize. 

Public Meetings 

Public meetings are to be held via Zoom. Link information to be provided here at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
To access the October 20th Zoom meeting live, click here.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

6pm – 7pm
To access the November 4th Zoom meeting live, click here.

Can't make it to one of the meetings listed above? Please submit comments and questions via the online response form

Public Hearing & Adoption 

The public hearing and adoption of the new draft HDC Design Standards will take place prior to the regularly scheduled HDC monthly meetings listed below. Meetings will be held via WebEx. Link information to be provided here at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 

Public Hearing

Wednesday, November 10, 2021


Wednesday, December 8, 2021


For more information contact:

Charlotte Historic District Commission
600 East Fourth Street (8th Floor)
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202