The City Council is expected to vote on a proposed land use plan next month. It is called the 2040 Comprehensive Plan and, if passed, will go into effect this October. It would effectively eliminate single-family zoning citywide by allowing multi-family housing on ANY single-family lot. 

PLEASE WRITE TO OUR CITY COUNCIL asking that they VOTE NO to the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.  

A copy of the plan can be found at  Additional discussion points can be found at, Nextdoor, local newspapers and even various radio programs.  Please take a moment to educate yourself on this important topic or if easier, we have included suggested wording below.  This is one of the most important and dramatic land use votes that Charlotte may see, and City Council will vote in 5 weeks.  

Thank you for engaging on this important topic and making your voice heard.

Charlie Welch


Myers Park® Homeowners Association

704-604-4840 (c)



1. Subject line to read: VOTE NO to Proposed 2040 Comprehensive Plan

2. Copy the email below.

3. Put the correct individuals name at the top, ex. Mr. Tariq Bokhari

4. Add your name to the bottom.

5. Send it SEPARATELY to each of the At Large Representatives, Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem and your City Council Representative.

6. City Council members track responses so it can make a difference.    

7. Encourage your spouse / additional adult household members to send e-mails as well.

Mayor  Vi Alexander Lyles          

Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt             

At Large  Braxton Winston, II 

At Large Dimple Ajmera          

At Large Greg Phipps                 

District 1 – Larken Egleston      

District 6 – Tariq Bokhari           


Mr. / Ms. ,

Thank you for your service and commitment to our great city.  

I am writing to ask you to VOTE NO to the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and its proposed elimination of single-family zoning.  While I support a plan and framework for equitable growth of our city, I don’t support this plan for a number of reasons, most notably:

  • the current environment created by the pandemic is not conducive to educating residents on such a massive change
  • the plan lacks any meaningful specificity and such details will only be released after the scheduled vote (Unified Development Ordinance)
  • carte blanche allowance of multi-family dwellings on any SF lot is not effective planning.

Thank you for your consideration of these concerns.  


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