The future of Charlotte is about to be decided, and we need to get it right.

The future of Charlotte is about to be decided, and we need to get it right.

Did you know a new plan—called the “Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan”—will determine how Charlotte grows over the next 20 years?  It’s up to us to make sure that this critical document reflects our values — and the uniqueness of Charlotte.

What's at stake?

Charlotte is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities.

Charlotte is made up of an array of diverse and unique areas- with neighborhoods we all love and admire. For those who call Charlotte home- we agree that we need a strong plan for its future growth. The proposed plan will impact every citizen at every level- and we don’t have time to wait.  A plan is needed that will ensure access to quality affordable housing across all income levels, keeps the character of Charlotte intact- and doesn’t break the bank in the process. We are at a crossroads, and our mayor and city council need to adopt a forward thinking plan that will work for all- keeping future generations and residents in mind.

Big plan.  Big Impact.

Unfortunately, most Charlotte residents aren’t aware of the plan, especially the details which will guide growth. The current proposal has policies that could increase the cost of housing and negatively impact small businesses and job creators.  That’s a problem.  And that’s why we need to get it right—before it’s too late.

Concerns with the current draft of the 2040 Comp Plan

The Comp Plan fails to include anything about how much it will cost taxpayers.

City leaders have not even addressed the economic impact of the plan’s recommendations. We have no idea of the cost to jobs, cost to housing, or the cost to taxpayers. We shouldn’t adopt a plan without knowing the cost to the bottom line.

Housing will only get more expensive under the proposed plan.

Charlotte is growing quickly- and needs more affordable housing for both existing and future citizens. As written, the plan could increase the cost of housing and impose costly requirements and regulations that will make it harder to build or renovate a home—drastically increasing Charlotte’s already high housing costs.

The Comp Plan will make it harder for small businesses.

As local communities continue to emerge from COVID, businesses are struggling to reopen. The last thing Charlotte needs are new regulations that will hurt small businesses and job creators. The current plan does just that- intending to bombard Charlotte with more rules and complicated regulations.

The Comp Plan fails to include anything about how much it will cost taxpayers.

City leaders have not even addressed the economic impact of the plan’s recommendations. We have no idea of the cost to taxpayers, housing, or jobs. We shouldn’t adopt a plan without knowing the bottom line.

Housing will only get more expensive under the proposed plan.

Charlotte is growing quickly- and needs more affordable housing for both existing and future citizens. As written, the plan could increase the cost of housing and impose costly requirements and regulations that will make it harder to build or renovate a home—drastically increasing Charlotte’s already high housing costs.

The Comp Plan will make it harder for small businesses.

As local communities continue to emerge from COVID, businesses are struggling to reopen. The last thing Charlotte needs are new regulations that will hurt small businesses and job creators. The current plan does just that- intending to bombard Charlotte with more rules and complicated regulations.

If we're going to get it right...

Citizens need to be fully educated about the plan before it is adopted.

City leaders and staff rolled out the plan during the pandemic, when citizens were too busy dealing with staying safe and healthy.  That’s why we have to ensure all our citizens are fully aware of this proposed massive plan —which will dictate critical policy for the next 20 years. That’s why we need to get this plan right—now.

 

Citizens need to take action by doing two things:

Sign the petition.

Sign our petition and receive the latest updates, breaking news and other ways to support our efforts to get the comp plan right. Your voice deserves to be heard!

Contact local officials.

Contact the city council and mayor, and let them know we need a plan that is unique to Charlotte—one that helps us thrive, without harmful and unclear policies.  

About Us

Let’s get it right, Charlotte is made up of a group of concerned citizens and advocates fighting to make sure our city remains a great place to live, work and play. Our purpose is to show the people of Charlotte how crucial it is to get this plan right- not just for the current Charlotte, but for future generations to come. With the high cost of housing, we can’t afford a plan that promotes unruly regulations and increases the cost of buying or renovating a home. Most importantly, we are advocating for the council to consider the costs of the plan on our city, and its people.  We can’t afford to do anything else. 

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