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Plan Review and Adoption Process
The review and adoption process began in January 2015 and is currently underway. Planning Committee and City Council’s Transportation and Planning Committee will review the DRAFT University City Area Plan Update and make a recommendation to City Council. City Council will be asked to adopt the plan following a public comment opportunity and a recommendation from both Committees. Presentations from past meetings are available below.


Planning Committee - March 17, 2015

Transportation and Planning Committee - March 17, 2015

Transportation and Planning Committee - February 9, 2015

Transportation and Planning Committee - January 22, 2015

Planning Committee - January 20, 2015

Transportation and Planning Committee - January 12, 2015

Other Documents:
Public Comments and Staff Responses (to date)

Proposed Revisions to DRAFT University City Area Plan Update (to date)

Draft Document Available

Interactive Online Map:
This tool is intended to provide a summary of recommended policies related to land use, community design, transportation network (or mobility), and open space. Transportation improvements and CATS LYNX projects related to the Blue Line Extension light rail project are also displayed. Each “Policy Area” has a pop-up window (accessed by clicking on the colored shape) with summarized policy information. At the bottom of the pop-up window, a “More Info” hyperlink will take you to the draft University City Area Plan document (also available below).

Open the map by clicking on this icon. After it opens, click on a colored shape to read a summary of recommended Land Use, Design, Transportation, and Open Space policies for each “Policy Area”. Scroll to More Info at the bottom to be linked back to the draft document.

Policy Area Map

University City Area Plan Boundaries

Video: CATS LYNX Blue Line Extension – preview of what to expect over the next three years of construction

Purpose of the Plan Update?

This planning process is different from others because it is primarily an update to the adopted University City Area Plan (2007) to account for changes in the LYNX Blue Line Extension alignment and station locations. Primary changes to the adopted policies will occur within one half mile from the alignment. Other areas may be revised to be more consistent with recently adopted policies such as community design and transportation and updated to reflect current conditions. 



Blue Line Extension Construction & Area Plan Update
Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Transit Station Area Plans Workshop III
Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Transit Station Area Plans Workshop II
Focus: Transportation and Community Design
Tuesday, February 18, 2014



Transit Station Area Plans Workshop
Tuesday, December 10, 2013



For more information please contact:
Kathy Cornett or
Amanda Vari
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Dept.
600 E. Fourth Street, 8th floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 336-2205



The BLE Transit Station Area Plans
(Adopted in May 2013. They address the transit station areas for Parkwood, 25th Street, 36th Street, Sugar Creek, Old Concord, and Tom Hunter.)

Market Analysis Summary
An analysis of the station areas and forecasts for future market opportunities and demand

UNC Charlotte Campus Master Plan (2011)
This document is used by UNC Charlotte to guide development on their main campus in University City.


CATS – LYNX Blue Line Extension

University City Partners