Help Think Our City Forward

The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is a city-wide effort aimed at updating the policies and regulations that guide growth and development in Charlotte.The Charlotte UDO Project will help us better preserve, strengthen, and protect the patterns of development that define the character of the City of Charlotte, direct investment to targeted growth areas, and create new opportunities for economic development, helping to make the City a more sustainable, livable and business-friendly community. 

UDO    Transit Oriented Development (TOD)    TOD Map

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The UDO will be the primary tool to implement Charlotte’s plans and policies through development regulation and will combine multiple development ordinances, including the Zoning Ordinance, into one set of regulations.

Some advanced work on parts of the UDO will be completed in 2019, and the first public draft of the complete ordinance will be available by early 2021. There will be multiple online and in-person opportunities to be involved in the UDO. The first phase of UDO changes are in the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) zoning ordinance.