CHARLOTTE, NC (August 15, 2022) – The City of Charlotte’s Planning, Design and Development Department released the draft adopting the Unified Development Order (UDO). The city council is due to consider and vote on the project on August 22.
The UDO simplifies, consolidates and updates the regulations that guide Charlotte’s development. It is an essential tool for implementing the community’s growth vision, as set out in the Charlotte Future 2040 Global Plan.
The publication of the draft adoption incorporates feedback from community engagement with residents, stakeholder groups and the Charlotte City Council. Also included are recommendations from the Planning Committee of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission.
UDO Supporting Documents: Charlotte Street Map and Charlotte Street Handbook
In addition to voting on the draft adoption of the UDO, City Council will also consider on August 22 to adopt the Charlotte Street Map and Charlotte Street Handbook, technical documents that support city bylaws. subdivision, street and other infrastructure in the UDO.
The Charlotte Streets Manual includes information on street classifications and cross-sections, access management and driveway design, and transportation review guidelines for development projects.
First drafts of both documents were released in fall 2021, followed by a public engagement and comment period. Drafts of both documents were available for comment from June 3-30, followed by an opportunity for public comment at the July 11 City Council business meeting. The projects for the adoption of the two documents are available on the Strategic mobility plan.