Livable Meck

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Mecklenburg County is a remarkable and unique place. It has transitioned from a crossroads destination to a national economic center with global ties. This is projected to be one of the fastest growing urban areas between now and 2030. We want to preserve our character, embrace innovation, welcome new cultures, and move with vitality into the future.

Navigate this site to discover the Strategies and Actions our community is undertaking. View in detail our Community Partners, Plans and Programs. Have your voice heard through our MeckConnect blog. We invite you to take this journey with us in realizing our Vision of Greater Charlotte: Big City Opportunities, Small Town Feel.


How might we expand the coordination, capacity, and use of sidewalks, bikeways, greenways, trails, bus routes, and rail?

at-risk residents

How might we coordinate the work of organizations that are addressing the needs of at-risk residents and expand the availability of affordable recreations and cultural services programs?

culture connections

How might we celebrate and integrate history, culture, and diversity into our communities, building stronger connections across diverse populations and developing leaders for the future?

economic competitiveness

How might we make it easier for new businesses to succeed and existing businesses to flourish, while also increasing our communities’ economic competitiveness?


How might we create a culture of health and wellness in our communities?

inviting destination

How might we continue to be an inviting destination for residents, visitors, and businesses?


How might we expand, enhance, and increase access to education for all age groups, and enhance partnerships between workforce development initiatives and employers?

natural resources

How might we encourage growth and innovation that manages our resources wisely to protect and restore our communities’ natural environments?


How might we promote the redevelopment, reuse, and rehabilitation of declining and vacant properties, and balance available housing options?

safe community

How might we build safe communities?