Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map Now Official

The Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map took effect on July 1. This map will replace the current Future Land Use tool. The city thanked all who participated and provided input.

To give some history about the plan, the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan was adopted in June 2021. Charlotte City Council adopted the Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map on March 28. 2040 Map

To access the map, go to here. To see the 2040 Comprehensive plan, go here.

Have more questions about the Policy Map?
Planning Department staff will host virtual and in-person office hours each month
for the rest of the year to answer additional questions.

In-Person Office Hours
First Tuesday of the month
Noon-1 p.m. & 5-6 p.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Gov. Center Lobby
600 E. 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Virtual Office Hours
First Thursday of the month
Noon-1 p.m. & 5-6 p.m.
Afternoon Sessions Sign Up
Evening Sessions Sign Up

Additional information regarding map amendments will be coming soon.

What Comes Next?

Community Area Planning will begin to develop more detailed recommendations and actionable strategies regarding development, infrastructure, transportation, and other quality of life factors. It will inform decisions about development and growth in the community – for example, the Plan and Policy Map will inform rezoning and land development requests. Additional information coming soon.

The 2040 Planning Academy has relaunched to connect neighbors across the city and enable an exchange of lessons learned as well as educate community members about how to be effective in future planning processes. For more information, click here.

A Community Area Toolkit will be released to empower community members to get a head start on the planning process in their area by identifying existing resources and accessing available services. Additional information coming soon

To learn more information about the Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map, visit

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