UDO Virtual Conversation Series

The Charlotte Department of Planning, Design & Development is hosting a series of virtual conversations on the first draft of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). These conversations cover key changes proposed in the first draft of the UDO and provide time for question and answer at the end of each session. As conversations are held, the series will be shared on this page, through the drop down menus below.

Scheduled and Recorded Sessions

An Overview of the Charlotte UDO, Dec. 2, 2021

What is the UDO? How does it relate to the recently adopted Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan? How is the UDO organized? What are the key components of the UDO?

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Zoning Districts in the UDO, Dec. 7, 2021
What are the new UDO zoning districts? What are some of the new zoning concepts in the UDO? Will my zoning change after the UDO is adopted? What will the new zoning regulations mean for my neighborhood?

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Tree Protection Article of the UDO, Dec. 9 2021

This session covers the purpose and content of the proposed Tree Protection Article in the UDO. Special focus is given to the proposed heritage tree protection for large, healthy trees, the new options for new development to comply with the article and new proposed rules for infill redevelopment.

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Subdivision, Network and Access, and Other Infrastructure, Dec. 14, 2021
An exploration of: What is, and what is not, a subdivision; the requirements for review and approval of subdivisions and exempt plats; how development builds connectivity within itself and to the wider transportation network; what access to properties looks like; what infrastructure, other than streets, does the UDO cover.

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Neighborhood Zoning Districts, Dec. 16, 2021
This meeting will take a more detailed look at the Neighborhood 1 and Neighborhood 2 zoning districts. It will discuss topics such as residential design, parking and driveways, height controls on duplexes and triplexes, and various overlay districts that may be applied in neighborhoods.

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An Overview of UDO Administration, Dec. 21, 2021
What amendments and development approvals are in the UDO? Who are the UDO administrators and bodies?  What are the major changes in administration?  How will nonconformities be addressed?  How will the UDO be enforced? When will the UDO go into effect? 

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Stormwater Standards in the UDO, Jan. 5, 2022
The UDO has six articles related to stormwater, erosion and flooding. This session focuses on two of these articles that propose changes to help ensure proper drainage and minimize flood risk. This session focuses on the Post-Construction Stormwater Regulations, and the new Drainage Article.

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Parking, Landscaping & Screening, and Open Space, Jan. 6, 2022
This meeting looks at some of the other zoning articles of the UDO and will cover topics such as parking, landscaping & screening, and open space.

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Required New Streets/Improvements and Standards for Them, Jan. 11, 2022
A discussion of when, or if, development triggers requirements for new or improved streetscape. These improvements may include new or improved streets, bus stops and accompanying amenities, off-street public paths, curb and gutter, sidewalks, and amenity zone/planting strips. How these improvements will look built in the physical environment is also discussed. Finally, an exploration of how development may mitigate transportation impacts in and around a project.

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Frequent Users Question & Answer (Q&A), Jan. 27, 2022
This session will be guided by questions submitted by those who will use the UDO on a regular basis. While this session is open to the public, much of the conversation will be geared toward those in the development and design community who will reference the UDO frequently. All questions must be submitted by Thursday, January 20, 2022.

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