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.
Opponents of the UDO feared unintended consequences such as gentrification and less affordable housing. Most of the public scrutiny has focused on a provision to allow for denser housing to be built in traditionally single-family neighborhoods. That would include duplexes, triplexes and quadplexes in certain areas.