Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is the regulatory tool meant to guide future development so it results in the types of community and places defined by the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan.  The UDO is also instrumental in implementing other City policies such as the Transportation Action Plan, the Urban Street Design Guidelines, the Strategic Energy Action Plan, and the Urban Forestry Master Plan.

Regulations and standards from eight (8) different development ordinances will be combined into a single comprehensive document.  The UDO will consolidate and update regulations and standards currently found in the City’s Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Tree Ordinance, Chapter 19 (Streets and Sidewalks), Floodplain Regulations, Erosion Control Regulations, Stormwater Regulations, and Driveway/Access Standards.