October 25th, 2018 By Daniel Fisher in Blog.
September 2018 marked the Project Timeline Kick-Off for the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan. A summary below, taken from the website – https://charlottenc.gov/charlottefuture/2040Plan/Pages/default.aspx – shares the principles and framework allowing community consensus on future Charlotte growth.
The Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan will require an examination of who and where we are as a city. The plan will consider our opportunities and our challenges and address the growth that is expected to occur over the next two decades. The approach will be based on the following key principles:
Principle #1: Authentic and Equitable Participation
Principle #2: Interwoven Equity
Principle #3: Integrated Framework for Growth, Development and Community Design
What is a comprehensive plan?
A framework for community consensus on future growth
It is a physical plan, with a reflection on social and economic values
It is a long-range plan, usually 20 or more years with regular (5-year) updates
It is comprehensive, encompassing the functions that make up a community
It is a unified physical design for the public and private development of land
It is a statement of policy, covering community character, geographic considerations and change