The Charlotte Planning Department has released an updated draft of its new Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) ordinance, after hearing concerns from REBIC and other industry groups that the initial proposal was too restrictive. The new draft is still not complete — city planners are still working on additional sections that will be released with later drafts.
The four new proposed TOD districts have been renamed TOD-H1 (High Intensity), TOD-H2 (High Intensity – Transition), TOD-M1 (Moderate Intensity), and TOD-M2 (Moderate Intensity – Transition). Each district is described in greater detail beginning on Page 2 of the draft.
Planners will set up an online Comments form in the next few days where you will be able to provide your feedback on this draft. We’ll add this link to our Blog as soon as it becomes available.
The City is also hosting an information meeting on Transit-Oriented Development next Tuesday, August 14th at 6 p.m. at the CLT Powerhouse, 1507 Camden Road. This is intended only to provide a general overview of TOD, but will be valuable for developers interested in learning about this land use type.
REBIC members and staff are in the process of reviewing the new draft, which will be discussed later this month at the City’s Ordinance Advisory Committee meeting.
You can learn more about the development of the TOD ordinance on the City’s website.
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