The City of Charlotte is a little more than a year into a multi-year effort to draft a comprehensive Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which will update the policies and regulations that guide land use and development in Charlotte. When finished, the UDO will combine zoning districts and development ordinances in a single document that should allow for more a streamlined regulatory process.
The two major components of the UDO will include:
- Policies: Place Types are a classification of land that provides guidance for how future development should look and function. They describe types and intensities of land use as well as important characteristics such as scale, site design, and accessibility.
- Regulations: The UDO will be the primary tool to implement Place Types and Charlotte’s other plans and policies through development regulations. It will combine multiple development ordinances, including the Zoning Ordinance, into one set of regulations.
REBIC has been working closely with City staff over the past year to provide feedback on the effort, and the real estate development industry is well represented on the UDO Advisory Committee.
To help community members understand the UDO process and broaden the opportunities for stakeholder input, the City will host a half-day Community Summit later in March. Realtors®, home builders, developers, and others in the real estate industry are encouraged to attend.
What Can UDO Summit
Saturday, March 24th
8:30 am – 1:30 pm
UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th Street
The summit will give participants a chance to meet the City’s new Planning Director, Taiwo Jaiyeaba, and hear from keynote speaker Mitchell Silver, FAICP. Mitch Silver was previously the Chief Planning & Development Officer for the City of Raleigh and the President of the American Planning Association. He now serves as the New York City Parks Commissioner and is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to today’s planning issues.
The summit will also include two interactive workshops, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, which are focused on “Living and Thriving in Charlotte.” The summit provides an important opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions about the project and share input regarding key issues such as how we’ll accommodate future growth in our community and respect established neighborhood character.
Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-can-udo-summit-registration-42720419926
Lunch will be provided for all registered guests.
For more information on the UDO process, visit the City’s UDO website.