Welcome!

The Charlotte UDO will update and combine into one document the regulations that guide growth and development in Charlotte. Thank you for your interest in the Charlotte UDO!

The engagement period for the first draft of the Charlotte UDO closed on Friday, March 18. We are working to respond to each comment submitted through this portal and produce a second draft set for release in May of this year. We look forward to engaging with you and our elected leaders on this updated draft this Spring. 

If you would like to read or download the first draft, the UDO includes 40 separate articles covering different standards that regulate the development of property in Charlotte. We have grouped these articles by topic and invite you to explore and provide feedback on those that interest you most. The UDO includes standards for:

  • Ordinance Introduction
  • Zoning Districts and Standards
  • Stormwater & Natural Resources
  • Subdivision, Streets & Other Infrastructure
  • UDO Administration

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  • Off-topic comments, spam, or links unrelated to the Unified Development Ordinance.

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The engagement period for the first draft of the UDO has closed. If you would like to see how staff is responding to the comments submitted, visit charlotteudo.org/latest-public-comments/

DOWNLOAD THE FULL UDO

If you would like to download the full first draft of the UDO, we invite you to do so here. DISCLAIMER: This is a large file. Download Charlotte UDO

READ THE UDO BY TOPIC

Visit the pages linked below to download relevant articles of the UDO.

Ordinance Introduction

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Zoning Districts and Standards

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Stormwater & Natural Resources

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Subdivision, Streets & Other Infrastructure

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UDO Administration

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UDO SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

The UDO has several accompanying documents and manuals to provide additional standards that support the UDO. View these documents by topic area here.

Read supporting documents/manuals

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PROJECT TIMELINE

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First Public Draft Release

OCT 7, 2021

The public draft was developed by the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County staff, with feedback from its Ordinance Advisory Committee and consultant support from Camiros, Ltd.

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First Draft Review Period

OCT 7, 2021 - MAR 18, 2022

Comments on the first draft of the UDO were accepted through March 18, 2022.

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Public Hearing (2nd) Draft Release

MAY 2022

A second draft will be released in May 2022. This is the draft for community comment at the public hearing before City Council and the Planning Commission.

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Planning Committee Recommendation

JUN 2022

The Planning Committee of the Planning Commission will recommend changes for a third draft.

 

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Adoption (3rd) Draft Release

JUL 2022

The third draft of the UDO will be developed based on the recommendation of the Planning Commission.

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City Council Decision

JUL 2022

This third draft will be considered and voted on by City Council.