2040 Comprehensive Plan

Speaker Date: May 21, 2021

The Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan is a north star that guides our growth to achieve the physical structure we want for Charlotte in 20 years.

It is a shared vision of our growth, development and capital investments. It is about where we grow and how we grow.

Overall, this Plan has policies that meet our needs for affordable and “missing middle income” housing; achieve our city’s sustainability goals; invest in an integrated mobility network while supporting robust jobs creation and anti-sprawl growth.

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Taiwo Jaiyoba

Additional information on the 2040 Charlotte Comprehensive Plan


The Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Charlotte’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

National Low Income Housing Coalition

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Taiwo Jaiyeoba currently serves as Assistant City Manager and Director of Planning, Design and Development with the City of Charlotte.

As Assistant City Manager, Taiwo is a member of the City’s Executive Leadership team and provides support to Planning, Transportation and Charlotte Area Transit Services Departments.

As Director, Taiwo directs a staff of more than 100 employees in a Department responsible for planning activities in the City and unincorporated portions of Mecklenburg County. He oversees a Department with five Divisions: Charlotte Urban Design Center, Long Range & Strategic Planning, Charlotte Regional Transportation Organization (the regional Metropolitan Planning Organization), Rezoning/Annexation and Land Development. He currently oversees the City’s rewrite of a 20-year comprehensive plan (the first since 1975) as well as the City’s Development Code (the Unified Development Ordinance). Recently, Taiwo led his staff to overhaul the City’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) ordinance, the first time in 15 years.

His vision is for an equitable, livable, sustainable and inclusive Charlotte.

Taiwo has more than 26 years of work experience nationally and internationally. Prior to his time at the City of Charlotte, he worked in both public and private sectors: as Director of Planning for the Sacramento Regional Transit District; Director of Planning & Development for the Grand Rapids transit authority; and Senior Consultant and Executive with multinational consulting firms.

Taiwo has managed multi-million dollar federally-funded light rail (LRT), bus rapid transit (BRT) and streetcar projects across the United States, including the Silver Line BRT (the first operating BRT project in the State of Michigan) and the Columbus MAX BRT in Ohio.

Taiwo presents extensively on a variety of planning and development subjects. He was an Adjunct Professor of Community and Transportation Planning with the Grand Valley State University, Michigan. Taiwo is currently a Board member of the Charlotte Center City Partners (CCCP), University City Partners (UCP) and the Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte. He is a member of the American Planning Association (APA), Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).