Charlotte OKs new rulebook to guide development. Here’s how city council voted. (Charlotte Observer)

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. Sustain Charlotte applauded the council’s vote.

The nonprofit, which advocates for sustainable, smart growth, said in a statement after the vote the UDO will lead to an increase in housing supply.

“Hopefully, this will lead to a broader range of housing prices, help more families live in the city, and increase neighborhood diversity,” Meg Fencil, the group’s director of engagement and impact, said in the statement.

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