Charlotte now has a new rulebook — for land development that is. With a tight 6-4 vote, the City Council on Monday adopted the nearly 700 page Unified Development Ordinance. Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt and others in support said the document would modernize development regulations in a fast-growing city.
Sustain Charlotte applauded the council’s vote. The nonprofit, which advocates for sustainable, smart growth, said in a statement after the vote the UDO will lead to an increase in housing supply.
“Hopefully, this will lead to a broader range of housing prices, help more families live in the city, and increase neighborhood diversity,” Meg Fencil, the group’s director of engagement and impact, said in the statement.