Charlotte Street

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Zoning and Development

The City collected base information and public input on the current zoning and overlay district during community planning for the Road Diet and Spot Safety project. This was performed in response to Council and community interest in potentially adjusting development standards along the Charlotte Street corridor to help guide future growth. That information is available via the resources section below. City staff  does not anticipate any further analysis of the information or recommendations on zoning at this time.


Use this link to find information from two public input meetings held on 2-19-19.  Included are informational zoning analysis boards, as well as the input collected from three different exercises.  Details of those exercises can be found in the associated folder.
Current Development Regulations
Link to Charlotte Street Overlay District in Municode
Link to citywide zoning information via GIS/interactive map


Contact Information

Several City departments are involved in supporting the vitality of the N. Charlotte Street Corridor. Primary points of contact include:

  • Questions about large scale (Level III) developments proposed for N. Charlotte Street can be directed to: Shannon Tuch, Senior Planner, Planning and Urban Design:
  • Residential neighborhood concerns can be directed to Brenda Mills, Neighborhood Services Manager, Communication and Public Engagement: 
  • Commercial district concerns can be directed to: Steph Monson Dahl, Strategic Design and Development Manager:


Road Diet and Spot Safety Improvement Project is Complete


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Numbered from 1 through 6 to indicate parts of the plan that resulted in the Charlotte Street Road Diet and safety improvements.

The scope of this project, which was designated by City Council, included a 4 to 3 lane conversion, milling and repaving Charlotte Street from Chestnut to Edwin Street, multimodal bike improvements and spot safety improvements. This project did not include sidewalk, place making, significant stormwater or utility improvements.

Charlotte Street Road Diet and Safety Improvement Project
(see page four for Council direction.)

Charlotte Street Road Diet and safety improvements

  1. North and South bound lanes, center turn lane
  2. Beginning North bound bike lane
  3. Ending of South bound bike lane, transitions to shared lane markings (sharrows)
  4. High visibility crosswalks and pedestrian signals
  5. Stamped “brick” asphalt to transition bike lane, provide visual enhancement, and
    “buffer” between traffic and the sidewalk
  6. Green bike boxes for safe bicycle movements



Public meetings were held The Jewish Community Center at 236 Charlotte Street.

May 1, 2019 -The Charlotte Street Road Diet and Spot Safety Improvement follow-up meeting
February 19, 2019 – Kick-off public meeting on
March 12, 2018 – Meeting Staff Report and Presentation Slides

Last Updated 1/27/2021



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