Welcome!

The Charlotte UDO will update and combine into one document the regulations that guide growth and development in Charlotte. Since the UDO will be a primary tool for implementing the vision of the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan, we are seeking the community's feedback on this first draft. Thank you for your interest in the Charlotte UDO!

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

If for any reason you would like to comment in a non-digital format, please call 311 or contact us at [email protected].

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

ENGAGE WITH THE UDO BY TOPIC

Visit the pages linked below to download relevant articles of the UDO and submit comments!

ENGAGE WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS OF THE UDO

The UDO has several accompanying documents and manuals that provide guidance for the more technical standards of 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 - JAN 14, 2022

Comments on the first draft of the UDO will be accepted through January 14, 2022.

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Second Draft Release

MAR 2022

The UDO will be revised with consideration given to community feedback, and a second draft will be released in March 2022 with mark-up displaying changes. 

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Second Draft Comment Period

MAR 2022 - APR 2022

This will be the second opportunity for the community to review the UDO before it goes to City Council for the adoption process. Comments will be accepted through mid-April.

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Public Hearing (3rd) Draft Release

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 fourth draft.

 

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Adoption (4th) Draft Release

JUL 2022

The fourth 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 fourth draft will be considered and voted on by City Council.