DRILLING INTO CHARLOTTE’S TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT (TOD) – FINAL PUBLIC DRAFT AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW (Oct. 2018): Several months ago, Charlotte’s Planning Director Taiwo Jaiyeoba charted a new course for drafting Charlotte’s Unified Development Ordinance (CLTUDO). We are now undertaking the development of a comprehensive vision plan for the City, with hopes of substantial community engagement, while work on the CLTUDO drafting process continues simultaneously. Comprehensive Plan development kicked off September 2018 with a goal of draft review beginning September 2020 and council adoption by April 2021. The CLTUDO Advisory Board continues to meet and we hit the sweet spot of what the Advisory Board is intended to do – to drill down into the provisions of this type of ordinance, focusing on the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) component at this time. The opportunity has arrived for the public to further engage in this process, as well. On October 9, 2018, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning, Design & Development Department (Planning Department) held a public meeting to reveal and discuss the Final Public Draft of the proposed new TOD districts. What is the new TOD approach meant to accomplish for the City of Charlotte? Read More
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