After months of debate, city council voted 6-4 to enact new development rules (WFAE)

The Charlotte City Council on Monday passed the Unified Development Ordinance — a detailed set of development rules to help shape how the city grows over the next two decades.

The UDO is meant to make Charlotte a more dense, walkable city. It’s meant to create different types of housing, and to make the city more affordable.

The group Sustain Charlotte had lobbied council members to vote yes.

“Allowing duplexes and triplexes in areas that have traditionally been reserved only for single-family homes will increase Charlotte’s housing supply,” said Meg Fencil, the group’s director of engagement and impact. “Hopefully, this will lead to a broader range of housing prices, help more families live in the city, and increase neighborhood diversity.”

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