The Charlotte Department of Planning, Design & Development hosted 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. The recorded sessions are included in the drop-down menus below. (Please note videos on this page may take a moment to load)
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
Session 2: In error, this session was not recorded. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The presentation for this session was identical to the presentation given during session one above.
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?
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.
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.
This is the second of two sessions on this topic. This session presents a breadth of topics important to those who will use the UDO on a regular basis. Much of the conversation is geared toward those in the development and design community who will reference the UDO frequently.