Help Think Our City Forward

Place Types and Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is a city-wide effort aimed at updating the policies and regulations that guide growth and development in Charlotte.

  • PoliciesPlace 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.

By updating policies and regulations together, Place Types and the UDO will be linked to one another, making it much easier to implement the City’s policies and plans and create great places. A draft of the Place Type policy document is scheduled to be ready for public review and comment by August 2018.

Some advanced work on parts of the UDO will be completed in 2018, and the first public draft of the complete ordinance will be available by early 2019. There will be multiple online and in-person opportunities to be involved in Place Types and the UDO. To receive notifications about engagement opportunities please sign up for updates.