No Deadline to Help Us Out

Whether you’re meeting us In Person or Online, take a minute to fill out a questionnaire as part of our “Meeting In A Box” – a collection of information that you can explore to learn more about the UDO. It also includes two online tools for sharing your voice, the “What is this Place Type?” Questionnaire and the “What is your favorite place in Charlotte” interactive map.

The questionnaire had a January 30, 2017 deadline, but we’re now making the response period open-ended in response to community workshops planned for 2017.  More information on these will be coming soon.

Westover Hills meeting introduces Charlotte Place Types/UDO

How can planning address noise?  Who takes care of parks?

These were a couple of questions neighbors from Westover Hills asked planning staff during a presentation on Charlotte Place Types/Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Noise can be addressed by zoning, requiring separation distances between residential and industrial uses.  Parks are maintained by Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation, but park and greenway land is often acquired through the City of Charlotte’s land development process.

Our conversation at Westover Hills’ monthly neighborhood meeting on January 10, 2017 is yet another way we’re reaching out to the community.  If your organization’s interested in learning more about Charlotte Place Types/UDO, check out Request A Meeting under Get Involved on our home page.

Here’s What We Heard

If you’re one of 159 people that recently attended Community Workshops or one one of 2,005 people that visited us online, thank you for your interest in the UDO. Check out our Photo Gallery for scenes from the Community Workshops.

These meetings, held across the city Nov. 29 – Dec. 15, 2016, started some important conversations between City staff and the community (click and zoom in on graphic below). Housing was a popular conversation topic, ranging from housing affordability to housing design in both historic districts and newly developing areas.

People shared their favorite places in a variety of formats including paper surveys at meetings and online via our “Meeting in a Box”.  This includes an interactive map where you can Share Your Favorite Place.

The community workshops and online exercises introduced Charlotte Place Types to the community, so our next step will be to start mapping these Place Types. Mapping Workshops are planned for Spring 2017 and more information on these will be coming shortly.