City Of Charlotte To Unveil Future Plan At Community Drive-In

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — City of Charlotte officials say they will reveal the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan while screening “Back to the Future” at a community drive-in on Saturday, October 31st.

Residents are invited to look over the draft plan and give their input before the plan is presented to the Charlotte City Council in April 2021, according to a news release.

City officials say the drive-thru event will take place in the parking lot of the Park Expo beginning at 2 p.m. on October 31st and anyone wishing to attend can register by clicking here.

Guest must remain in their cars throughout the meeting, and they will get a tote bag filled with meeting materials when they arrive at the drive-thru event, according to a news release.

Event staff say they will direct guests through the event to different information booths and presentations about the new city plan, with the last staton featuring a live DJ and a on-stage presentation by the City of Charlotte staff.

The meeting will be available at four different times, and guests are asked to arrive 30 minutes early to their selected session and download the Kahoot! app to participate during the sessions.

  • Session 1: 2-2:45 p.m.
  • Session 2: 3:30-4:15 p.m.
  • Session 3: 5-5:45 p.m.
  • Session 4: 6:30-9 p.m. (movie included)

City officials say this event will follow CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of coronavirus including all event staff wearing face masks and gloves.

Development of the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan began in 2018 after city officials spoke with residents about their priorities for the future of Charlotte, and will be the first comprehensive plan for the city since 1975, according to a news release.

“We want this to be an equitable plan for the people of Charlotte, but to be truly equitable, we need to know how development affects residents from all parts of the city,” said Taiwo Jaiyeoba, assistant city manager and planning director, “We invite everyone to attend this celebration of our future and make their voice heard.”

City officials say they will continue to talk with residents about the future plan during the development process, and after it is adopted, it will be regularly reviewed, discussed, and updated.