Long Range Planning
The Long Range Planning Division is responsible for collaborating with the community to develop plans and policies that will influence how Charlotte grows and changes over time. The division has three core functions: ENGAGE, PLAN, and IMPLEMENT.
The division recently engaged over 500,000+ residents in the development and adoption of the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan & Map*. This plan represents the diversity of our city and sets a clear direction for how we want to grow as an inclusive and equitable city.
Now that the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan & Map are adopted, the Long Range & Strategic Planning Division will work to implement the plan's vision by developing Community Area Plans which provide more detailed strategies and recommendations for growth and development.
*Consistent with North Carolina state statutes, when the Charlotte City Council approves a rezoning that is not consistent with the adopted land use map, that rezoning updates the adopted land use.
The Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan will replace previously adopted plans because it provides both citywide and modernized guidance for development, infrastructure, transportation, and other quality of life factors. Recommendations from these plans that are not included in the comprehensive plan can be revaluated in the community area planning process. Plans adopted prior to the comprehensive plan are archived below.
Types of Plans: