Alignment Rezoning

Welcome to the project website for Charlotte’s Alignment Rezoning Project (ARZ)

The goal of the Alignment Rezoning project is to put development standards into place to achieve the vision of the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan and associated 2040 Policy Map. This additional process of alignment rezoning is needed to specifically review how future zoning changes may be proposed to better align to the community’s vision.

The UDO establishes new zoning districts based on the Place Types in the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The new UDO districts will be applied to Charlotte’s zoning map on June 1, when the UDO goes into effect through a process called zoning district translation. The alignment rezoning process will evaluate this translated zoning for consistency with recommended Place Types.

Additional zoning changes may be recommended as a part of this project where the translated zoning districts are not appropriate or do not currently align with and meet the intent of the 2040 Policy Map. Through this process staff will assess properties and areas for potential refinements to translated zoning, an essential step to ensuring the zoning regulations implement the policy (2040 Policy Map).

Learn below more about the project and how you can be involved! 


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Community Area Planning (CAP) and Alignment Rezoning (ARZ) are companion efforts and play an important role in providing for growth and change in Charlotte. To learn more about the CAP process and register for upcoming workshops click below.