What are Place Types?

Place Types are a policy tool, used in conjunction with the Unified Development Ordinance, for guiding development.  They provide a way to shape the future of our community by concentrating on context – the look and feel of places, their form and their character – instead of focusing only on the conventional land use categories.

Want details? You’ll find them in
     Place Types Sheets.          

Charlotte’s place types are based on the framework provided by “CONNECT Our Future,” a three year, regional effort to develop a shared vision for growth. To learn more about that effort visit: www.connectourfuture.org. Using CONNECT as a starting point, Charlotte place types will be:

  1. Used to identify and describe the present condition and environment of our community’s places and the desired future for those areas.
  2. Mapped similar to a traditional future land use map and used to determine change.
  3. Linked to the revised Unified Development Ordinance which will create a new set of zoning districts and enhanced development standards that better align with the desired character of place.