In keeping with the intention of maintaining the UDO as a “living” document, it will continue to be updated and modified through text amendments, even after its adoption.
August 21, 2023: City Council approved an amendment to the UDO. Petition #2023-093 made changes to the UDO to allow homes built before June 1, 2023 as conforming uses in the OFC (office flex campus) and CG (general commercial) zoning districts.
What will this amendment do? Homes built before June 1, 2023 will be allowed as conforming uses in the OFC (office flex campus) and CG (general commercial) zoning districts.
Why is this proposed? There are a few residential subdivisions that were developed under previous office and business zoning districts. On June 1, 2023 these sites translated to General Commercial (CG) and Office (OFC) zoning districts and any single-family homes in these subdivisions became non-conforming uses. Being deemed non-conforming could limit certain changes, such as expansion to these residences.
Where can I read what is proposed? On pages 15-2 and 15-33 of the approved amendment, the red underlined text shows what wording has been added to the UDO. Click the link above or the button below to view the text amendment.
What impact will this have? Very limited impact but very important. There are very few subdivision that have recently been built under the previous business and office zoning districts. We want to make sure these homeowners have residential zoning allowances and they can make changes, such as home additions, to their properties.
What is the schedule? Informational sessions on this amendment were held on July 11 and 12, and the public hearing was held on July 17. The Zoning Committee of the Planning Commission recommended the text amendment on August 3, and City Council approved the petition on August 21.
PENDING TEXT AMENDMENTS
July 27, 2023: Staff submitted a proposed text amendment to the UDO. Petition #2023-106 would accomplish the following:
What will this amendment do? Multi-family development will be allowed on property zoned CG or CR if the property is located within a Centers Place Type per the adopted Policy Map.
Why is this proposed? The Neighborhood Center, Community Activity Center, and Regional Activity Centers Place Types are intended to include a mix of commercial, residential, and civic uses in a pedestrian-oriented environment. As written, the CG and CR zoning districts do not allow multi-family, even when a site is in a Centers Place Type.
Where can I read what is proposed? On pages 15-2, 15-33, and 15-37 of the proposed amendment, the red underlined text shows what wording is proposed to be added to the UDO. Click the link above or the button below to view the text amendment.
What impact will this have? This text amendment will allow more multi-family in Centers Place Types, as envisioned in the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
What is the schedule? The schedule for the text amendment will include informational sessions, a City Council public hearing, recommendation by the Zoning Committee of the Planning Commission, and a City Council decision. Dates for those meetings have not yet been determined but will be posted here when they are.
UDO TEXT AMENDMENT INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS
TEXT AMENDMENT HISTORY:
This Text Amendment History Table provides a summary and description of all the changes to the UDO organized by article. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Historical List of Text Amendments
|Petition Number||Ordinance Number||Title||Adoption Date||Effective Date|
|N/A||374||Unified Development Ordinance||08-22-2022||06-01-2023|
|2023-056||541||Land Clearing and Inert Debris Landfill||05-15-2023||06-01-2023|
|2023-057||N/A||Use Adjustments for CG and CR Zoning in Centers Place Types||Denied |
|2023-058||540||UDO Clean-Up Text Amendment||05-15-2023||06-01-2023|
|2023-093||596||Existing Single-Family and Duplex Dwellings in Commercial and Office Zoning||08-21-2023||08-21-2023|