The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department develops community plans in order to help create a community of choice for living, working and leisure. Community plans are policy documents which define a vision for a community and include recommendations on land use, zoning, transportation, capital facilities and the environment. These policies are used by decision-makers to help guide future growth and development in Charlotte.
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.
The official land use map cataloguing these changes is located on this website via Charlotte Explorer (https://explore.charlottenc.gov/). Please refer to this official land use map for the most up to date land use, rather than the maps within the area plan documents. Instructions for accessing this map are listed at the bottom of this webpage.
Types of Plans: