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Area Planning
Area Plans provide the framework and serve as a policy guide for future growth and development, usually for a specific geographic area.

Area plans vary in scope, depending on the geographic area and purpose of the plan. The plans typically include policies that address land use, transportation, community design, infrastructure, public facilities and the natural environment.



Public involvement is an important part of the plan development process. Citizens are encouraged to participate in the area planning process, as area plans often recommend changes to the currently adopted land use and may also recommend that property be rezoned.

Adoped Land Use Map


If you are a property owner and would like more information on how an area plan may generally affect your property, please click here

For more information on a specific area plan, please select the plan from this list or contact the appropriate staff person.

For more general information on the area planning process, please visit the following links:

Developing an Area Plan

Review and Adoption of an Area Plan

Implementation of an Area Plan

Frequently Asked Questions about Area Planning


Community Planning & Virtual Charlotte Tutorial:

Community Planning & Virtual Charlotte Tutoral:
Watch this tutorial to learn how the online Virtual Charlotte tool
can answer a number of Community Planning questions.






For more information regarding Area Planning contact:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department
600 East Fourth Street (8th Floor)
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Phone: (704)-336-2205
Fax: (704)-336-5123


Land Use/Area Planning Coordinators; 

Ms. Melony McCullough

Ms. Kathy Cornett

Mr. Kent Main

Ms. Alysia Osborne