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September 23, 2021 - 2040 Policy Mapping, new transportation concepts, and administration articles

The OAC discusses the Policy Mapping process, new UDO transportation concepts, and an overview of the Administration articles.

September 2, 2021 - Recap of Neighborhood 1, Parking Concepts and UDO Schedule

The OAC reviews the concepts on Neighborhood 1 zoning and UDO parking standards, and receives an update on the UDO project schedule.

July 8, 2021 - Subdivision, Streets, and Infrastructure (Part 3)

The OAC discusses concepts for access, improvements to existing streets, off-street public paths, transit requirements, and transportation adjustments.

June 24, 2021 - Subdivision, Streets, and Infrastructure (Part 2)

The OAC discusses concepts for street network/connectivity, standards for new streets, and other infrastructure.

June 10, 2021 - Subdivision, Streets & Infrastructure (Part 1)

The OAC is introduced to the foundations of Subdivision, Streets, and Infrastructure Section of the UDO and discusses concepts from the Subdivision Article.

May 27, 2021 - Stormwater & Natural Resources Section (Part 4 of 4): Tree Article Standards

The OAC discusses the Tree Protection standards of the UDO.

May 13, 2021 - Stormwater & Natural Resources Section (Part 3 of 4): Tree Policy Foundation

The OAC discusses the policy foundation for the Tree Protection standards of the UDO.

April 29, 2021 - Stormwater & Natural Resources Section (Part 2 of 4): Post Construction Article & Drainage Article

Part 2 of the discussion on stormwater development regulations, this meeting includes a discussion on two proposed UDO articles: Post Construction Stormwater and Drainage.

April 15, 2021 - Stormwater & Natural Resources Section (Part 1 of 4)

An introduction and primer on stormwater, floodplain, and erosion control concepts, including a discussion on four proposed UDO articles: Water Supply Watersheds, Surface Water Improvement (SWIM) Buffers, Floodplain Regulations, and Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control.

March 25, 2021 - Landscape Yards and Screening Standards

A discussion of the concepts for proposed Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) language regulating required landscape yards and screening standards.

March 11, 2021 - Off-Street Vehicle and Bicycle Parking, and Loading Spaces

A discussion of off-street vehicle and bicycle parking, and loading, requirements. This includes a new approach to parking requirements, proposed Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, and parking structure design.

February 18, 2021 – Overlay & Special Purpose Districts

A discussion of the proposed overlay and special purpose zoning districts in the UDO. Overlay and special purpose districts ARE zoning districts which apply "overtop" existing base zoning districts. They may grant additional uses or apply alternate development regulations. Overlay and special purpose districts are applicable on an area-wide basis to support specific public policy objectives and may be applied to both conventional and conditional base zoning districts.

The proposed overlay and special purpose districts for the UDO include: Airport Noise Disclosure Overlay (ANDO), Historic District Overlay (HDO), Manufactured Home Overlay (MHO), Manufactured Home Park District (MHP), and Neighborhood Character Overlay (NCO).

January 28, 2021 - Neighborhood 2 Residential Districts

A deeper dive into the draft concepts for the Neighborhood 2 zoning districts in the UDO. These zoning districts would correlate to the "Live" Place Types in the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

The goal of the Neighborhood 2 (N2) Place Type is to provide a range of moderate to higher intensity housing types, including apartment and condominium buildings, to meet the needs of a diverse population. The potential N2 zoning districts include: N2-A, N2-B, and N2-C, all allowing for townhome and multi-family development.

November 19, 2020 - Neighborhood 1 Residential Districts

A discussion of the proposed Neighborhood 1 zoning districts and development standards. The Neighborhood 1 zoning districts are meant to align to the policy framework established by the "Live" Place Types in the draft Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The goal of the Neighborhood 1 (N1) Place Type is to provide places for neighborhoods with a variety of housing types, where single-family housing is still the predominant use.

The potential N1 zoning districts include: N1-A (comparable to R-3 today), N1-B (comp. to R-4), N1-C (comp. to R-5), N1-D (comp. to R-6/R-8), N1-E (comp. to UR-1), and N1-F (allowing small-scale townhomes and multi-family on arterials). Also discussed are three N1 zoning overlay districts: N1-CCO (Cottage Court Overlay) for smaller lot single-family development allowing single-family, duplex, and twin-home dwellings, N1-RIO (Residential Infill Overlay) designed to facilitate residential infill development while maintaining and complementing existing neighborhood pattern, scale, and dwelling height/size, and N1-NCO (Neighborhood Character Overlay) intended to allow for the creation and modification of standards to preserve existing neighborhood character with compatible infill development.

October 15, 2020 - Neighborhood 1 Residential Districts

An introduction and primer to the draft concepts for the Neighborhood 1 and Neighborhood 2 zoning districts in the UDO. These zoning districts would correlate to the "Live" Place Types in the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

The goal of the Neighborhood 1 (N1) Place Type is to provide places for neighborhoods with a variety of housing types, where single-family housing is still the predominant use. The potential N1 zoning districts include: N1-A (comparable to R-3 today), N1-B (comp. to R-4), N1-C (comp. to R-5), N1-D (comp. to R-6/R-8), N1-E (comp. to UR-1), N1-F (allowing small-scale townhomes and multi-family on arterials), and N1-G (cottage court development).

The goal of the Neighborhood 2 (N2) Place Type is to provide a range of moderate to higher intensity housing types, including apartment and condominium buildings, to meet the needs of a diverse population. The potential N2 zoning districts include: N2-A, N2-B, N2-C, and N2-D, all allowing for townhome and multi-family development.

September 10, 2020 - Draft Development Standards for Non-Residential & Mixed-Use Districts

A continuing review of the draft development and design standards for the proposed mixed-use and non-residential UDO zoning districts. Also, a presentation of zoning district name changes, corresponding to Place Type name changes made by the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

Development and design standards are discussed for the six UDO zoning districts proposed for the three Centers Place Types. These include the Neighborhood Center (NC), Community Activity Center 1 (CAC-1), Community Activity Center 2 (CAC-2), Regional Activity Center (RAC), as well as the Uptown Edge (UE), and Uptown Core (UC) zoning districts. Development and design standards are also discussed for the two commercial districts proposed for the Commercial Place Type, namely General Commercial (CG) and Regional Commercial (CR).

July 30, 2020 - Non-Residential & Mixed-Use Districts

Reframing the discussion on the Non-Residential & Mixed Use Place Types of the Charlotte 2040 Comprehensive Vision Plan and an introduction and discussion of the proposed zoning districts for those Place Types, including:

  • For General Industrial Place Type - Light Industrial (IL) and General Industrial (IG) zoning districts
  • For Light Industrial Mixed Use Place Type - Mixed-Use Industrial (IMU) zoning district
  • For Campus Place Type - Institutional Campus 1 (IC-1), Institutional Campus 2 (IC-2), and Office Campus (OC) zoning districts
  • For Commercial Place Type - General Commercial (CG) and Regional Commercial (CR) zoning districts
  • For Neighborhood Center Place Type - Neighborhood Center (NC) zoning district
  • For Community Activity Center Place Type - Community Activity Center 1 (CAC-1) and Community Activity Center 2 (CAC-2) zoning districts
  • For Regional Activity Center Place Type - Regional Activity Center (RAC), Uptown Core (UC), and Uptown Edge (UE) zoning districts

July 9, 2020 - Campus Districts Use Approach & Signs Update

Continuing the discussion on the Campus Place Types of the Charlotte 2040 Comprehensive Vision Plan and an introduction and discussion of the Institutional Campus - 1 (IC-1), Institutional Campus - 2 (IC-2), and Office Campus (OC) zoning districts.

June 25, 2020 - Campus Zoning Districts

A primer on the Campus Place Types of the Charlotte 2040 Comprehensive Vision Plan and an introduction and discussion of the Institutional Campus - 1 (IC-1), Institutional Campus - 2 (IC-2), and Office Campus (OC) zoning districts.

May 28, 2020 - Industrial (Manufacturing & Logistics) Districts

A primer on the "Work" Place Types of the Charlotte 2040 Comprehensive Vision Plan - Campus, Commercial, General Industrial, and Light Industrial Mixed-Use - and an introduction and discussion of the General Industrial (I-G), Light Industrial (I-L), and Industrial Mixed-Use (I-MU) zoning districts.

May 14, 2020 - Foundations of UDO Zoning

A discussion of the foundational zoning concepts, principles, and terms that will be explored and revisited frequently throughout the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) project process.

April 23, 2020 - OAC Comments on Uses

Continuing the discussion on the zoning approach, zoning use matrix, and zoning use definitions proposed for the City of Charlotte Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).

March 12, 2020 - Zoning Approach and Uses

An introduction to the zoning approach, zoning use matrix, and zoning use definitions proposed for the City of Charlotte Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).