Charlotte Future

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Safety - Connectivity - Upward Mobility

Community Area Planning (CAP)

Charlotte is the 15th largest city in the United States, and we're ranked as the 7th fastest-growing large metro area. We have to be smart, proactive and sustainable to develop a city where everyone can thrive. The city has been hard at work to bring strategic plans to life to support these efforts and fulfill the mission of ensuring the delivery of exceptional public services that promote safety, health and quality of life. Here are just a few of the things we've been working on.

Charlotte Future CAP

Community Area Planning (CAP) will provide neighborhood-level recommendations for the built environment including Place Types, which addresses land use & design, transportation, and infrastructure.

This project will aim to produce 14 plan documents that include recommendations for infrastructure projects, supportive programs, and revisions to Place Type designations on the 2040 Policy Map.

Community Area Planning efforts will begin in January 2023 with the sharing of project information and future in-person community engagement opportunities.

Additional information on CAP can soon be found on


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Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

The Alignment Rezoning (ARZ) project is the first step in ensuring Charlotte’s new zoning districts found in the Unified Development Ordinance are correctly aligned with the 2040 Policy Map to implement the vision set forth by the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

The expected outcome of this effort will be recommended zoning changes to the Official Zoning Map.

Alignment Rezoning efforts will begin in January 2023 with the sharing of project information and future in-person community engagement opportunities. Additional information on ARZ can soon be found on

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The CIP is a long-range investment program designed to meet the needs of our growing community. Using creative approaches and community input to develop projects that move Charlotte forward, the Capital Investment Plan focuses on addressing our community’s infrastructure needs.

The Citywide Projects Portal is a central location for bond-funded projects managed by departments across the city, including General Services, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, Charlotte Water, Charlotte Department of Transportation and other programs made possible by the CIP. The portal also contains the Capital Projects Dashboard, and interactive data and map tool to help you locate and learn more about capital projects throughout the community.

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2030 Transit Plan

The 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan is a long-range plan that integrates some of Charlotte’s most important future transit projects into one cohesive plan. Focuses of the plan include multiple rapid transit improvements in five corridors, a series of Center City improvements, and bus service and facility improvements throughout the region.

Integrated land-use planning and transit-oriented development (TOD) are the cornerstones of the 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan and a key step in moving the region forward. Successful TOD results in pedestrian-friendly environments near rapid transit stations that connect Charlotte’s residents to employment, residential, and retail opportunities. The goal is to make strategic land-use decisions to inspire residents to use transit as an alternative for their everyday travel, creating a sense of community and supporting a better live, work and play lifestyle.