Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is a regulatory tool meant to guide future development so that it results in the types of community and places defined by Charlotte’s Place Type policies.  The UDO will also be instrumental in implementing other City policies such as the Transportation Action Plan, the Urban Street Design Guidelines, and the Urban Forestry Master Plan.

Regulations from eight different development ordinances will be combined into a single comprehensive document.  The UDO will consolidate and update regulations currently found in the City’s Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Tree Ordinance, Chapter 19 (Streets and Sidewalks), Floodplain Regulations, Erosion Control Regulations, Stormwater Regulations, and Driveway/Access Standards.