On October 26, 2015, Charlotte City Council approved the creation of the CLT Airport Area Strategic Development Plan (AASDP). This direction marks the start of an exciting process to explore and define opportunities for leveraging the connectivity of Charlotte Douglas International Airport and multimodal transportation networks to identify strategic land uses and development that will stimulate economic growth for the Charlotte region.
CLT Airport has engaged a team of local and international experts to help guide the process and evolve the CLT AASDP.
The primary objective of this project is to:
Leverage the Airport’s connectivity to enable and accelerate existing and potential economic clusters and stimulate employment opportunities.
Additional project objectives include:
Protect future growth and flexibility of CLT aeronautical operations through compatible use development.
- Maintain CLT's competitiveness by growing non-aeronautical revenue opportunities to keep airline facility charges low.
Leverage CLT and the Norfolk Southern Intermodal Facility as economic engines to diversify and grow the regional economy.
Grow and enhance employment opportunities at all levels.
The CLT AASDP Study Area encompasses property under the management of the Airport and will consider interfaces with adjacent properties, businesses and the community.
Upcoming AASDP events:
Community Meetings – Dates To Be Determined
Report initial development concepts and seek input through interactive exercises
Airport-area community leaders are assisting Airport and City staff in coordinating focus groups across the community. For questions, please contact your neighborhood association leadership, or email Economic Affairs Manager Stuart Hair at
Previous AASDP events:
Complementary & Compatible Economic Activity
Development Districts & Recommended Land Uses
For additional information on the Airport Area Strategic Development Plan, contact Economic Affairs Manager Stuart Hair at