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Development Services
The Development Services Division works with developers and utility providers to accommodate growth and development while maintaining mobility. The division also works with event organizers to ensure safe and successful use of the public rights-of-way. The division consists of two sections:
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Land Development Section
Responsible for the review of all development site plans for compliance with transportation requirements and to identify the transportation impacts of new development for mitigation by the developer.
  • Reviews rezoning petitions for transportation impacts.
  • Regulates driveway permitting through the building permitting process.
  • Reviews site plans for subdivisions (single-family and commercial) and multifamily developments.

Right of Way Management Section
This section facilitates the planning, coordination, approval and permitting of work within the rights-of-way of City maintained streets within the City of Charlotte. In addition, it is also responsible for assisting in the review/approval, coordination and implementation of parades/special events within the public right-of-way.

Right of Way

  • Coordinates the abandonment process.​
  • Coordinates the encroachment agreement process.
  • Coordinates the leasing program.
  • Issues ​Right of Way Use Permits.
  • Manages the use of the public right of way by utility companies in a fair and efficient manner.
  • Treats the use of the public right of way as an asset management program.
  • Reduces congestion and improve safety through work zones using procedures in the WATCH.
  • Improves communication with all stakeholders.
  • Provides a central information source for mapping and permitting.

Special Events

  • Coordinates right-of-way use - less than 30 day program.
  • Coordinates transportation issues in the planning and facilitation of special events and parades, design and construction of roadway projects.
  • Coordinates with various City departments and the Special Events Committee to evaluate street closures and related safety, traffic control needs and impacts associated with parades and events.
  • Evaluates routing, safety, traffic control needs and impacts associated with parades, special events and roadway projects.
  • Approves and coordinates the moving of houses, buildings or other oversized objects on Charlotte streets.
  • Represents CDOT in Emergency Management preparations.

Development Services Division Manager
Mike Davis    704-336-3938

Administrative Assistant
Joann King     704-336-3925

Land Development Section Manager
Kelsie Anderson   704-432-5492

Right-of-Way Management Section Manager
Kruti Desai    704-353-1795

Encroachments, Abandonments and Lease Coordinator
Jeff Boenisch    704-336-3888

Special Events, Parades and Emergency Operations
David Christopher  704-336-3889

Right of Way Use Leases (greater than 30 days)
Bruce Horldt     704-336-8348

Right of Way Use Permits (less than 30 days)
Robert Staley  704-432-1562