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CATS Systems Plan: Land Use Program & Station Types Report

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission (CMPC) understand transit’s relationship to land use and have created transit station types as an urban design framework to integrate CATS’ station location and design responsibilities with CMPC’s station area planning process. There are 64 stations anticipated in CATS’ five corridor Transit System Plan. Together, the land areas influenced by these 64 stations comprise 50 square miles of land, an area larger than the entire City of San Francisco. With such a large area influenced by transit it is imperative that the location design joint development polices, and land development regulations are developed in a way that are supportive of the variety conditions within the greater Charlotte region.