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Our Commitment

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department is dedicated to imagining something exceptional, affecting change and thus create a vibrant community

Vision Statement:
We will be innovative and effective public planning agency helping to create one of the most vibrant, well planned and livable urban communities in the country.

Mission Statement:
We provide integrated planning services that promote sustainable growth to improve our community's quality of life.



Planning Department Duties:

  • Perform professional planning duties-long range and strategic planning and development services 

  • Meet and discuss planning issues and policy and options with City and County elected officials 

  • Meets and discusses with City and County departments and other public agencies or private groups on wide range of planning programs


Functional Work Areas:

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, a professional staff, and Planning Commission, a planning advisory body, was formed by an Interlocal Agreement between the City and County in 1954.  Authority extends to the City of Charlotte and unincorporated portions of Mecklenburg County.





For more information:
Cheryl Neely
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department
600 East Fourth Street (8th Floor)
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202