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Mecklenburg County Land Development
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

General Information
311 (dial 704-336-7600 if outside the county)

​MCLDS Manual

Responsible land development includes the following goals:
  • controlling soil erosion from construction sites
  • reducing flood risks for roads and buildings
  • reducing the long-term impacts of storm water runoff to the land, streams, and lakes from hard surfaces such as rooftops and parking lots.

The Mecklenburg County Land Development Standards Manual provides engineers and designers the information to ensure these goals are met within the six Mecklenburg County Towns and their ETJ areas.

Mecklenburg County Land Development Standards Manual

1000 Miscellaneous Infrastructure Standards
1100 Street Section Details
2000 Storm Drain Standards
2100 Stormwater BMP Details
3000 Erosion Control Standards
4000 Tree Standards
5000 Miscellaneous Standards


Mecklenburg County Land Development Standard Drawings
The Mecklenburg County Land Development Standard Drawings are in PDF and DWG file formats. 
Please note that DWG files are for AutoCAD users ONLY. Only download DWG files if you have AUTOCAD capabilities.
If you do not have AUTOCAD on your computer download the PDF files for use with Adobe Acrobat. 



1000 Miscellaneous Infrastructure Standards


10.17A  Standard Curb and Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.17B  Curb and Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.17C  Concrete Contraction Joint  dwg   pdf

10.18  18" Vertical Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.19  Curb Transition 2'-6" to 2'-0" Valley Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.2  Curb Transition 2'-6" to 1'-6" Curb and Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.22  Concrete Sidewalks  dwg   pdf

10.23  Monolithic Concrete Curb and Sidewalk  dwg   pdf

10.24A  Commercial Type II and Residential Type I Drop Curb Driveway with Sidewalk Abutting Curb (2'-6" Curb and Gutter)  dwg   pdf

10.24B  Commercial Type II and Residential Type I Drop Curb Driveway with Sidewalk Abutting Curb (6"x18" Vertical Curb)  dwg   pdf

10.24C  Commercial Type II and Residential Type I Drop Curb Driveway with Sidewalk Abutting Curb  dwg   pdf

10.25A  Residential Drop curb Type I Driveway with Planting Strip (2'-6" Curb and Gutter)  dwg   pdf

10.25B  Commercial Drop Curb Type II Driveway with Planting Strip (2'-6" Curb and Gutter)  dwg   pdf

10.25C  Residential Drop Curb Type I Driveway with Planting Strip (6" x 18" Curb and Gutter)  dwg   pdf

10.25D  Commercial Drop Curb Type II Driveway with Planting Strip (6" x 18" Vertical Curb)  dwg   pdf

10.25E  Modified Type II Driveway Detail with wide Planting Strip and Standard Curb  dwg   pdf

10.25F  Commercial Type IV Driveway Standard  dwg   pdf

10.26  Drop Curb Driveway - Monolithic Curb and Sidewalk  dwg   pdf

10.27A  Residential Driveway (Type I) Valley Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.27B  Commercial Type II Driveway for 2'-0" Valley Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.28  Type III Driveway Entrance  dwg   pdf

10.29  Catch Basin Frame in Valley Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.3  Catch Basin Placement at Intersections  dwg   pdf

10.31A  Accessible Ramp Standard with Planting Strip 2'-6" Curb and Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.31B  Accessible Ramp Sections with Planting Strip 2'-6" Curb and Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.32A  Accessible Ramp Standard without Planting Strip 2'-6" Curb and Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.32B  Accessible Ramp Section without Planting Strip 2'-6" Curb and Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.33A  Accessible Ramp Standard 2'-0" Valley Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.33B  Accessible Ramp Sections 2'-0" Valley Gutter  dwg   pdf

10.34A  Accessible Ramp Standard Monolithic Curb and Sidewalk  dwg   pdf

10.34B  Accessible Ramp Sections Monolithic Curb and Sidewalk  dwg   pdf

10.35A  Standard Placement of Accessible Ramps and General Notes  dwg   pdf

10.35B  Truncated Domes Plan and Cross-Section  dwg   pdf

10.36A  Culvert Crossings on Residential and Commercial Streets  dwg   pdf

10.36B  Culvert Crossings on Residential and Commercial Streets  dwg   pdf

10.37  Typical Local Residential To Local Residential Street Taper  dwg   pdf

10.4  Directional Accessible Ramp  dwg   pdf

1100 Street Section Details


11.01  Local Residential Street Typical Section  dwg   pdf

11.03  Divided Residential Street Typical Section  dwg   pdf

11.04  Local Limited Residential Street Typical Section  dwg   pdf

11.06  Residential Collector Street Typical Section  dwg   pdf

11.08  Limited Residential Collector Street Type Typical Section  dwg   pdf

11.09  Arterial Street Typical Sections  dwg   pdf

11.11  Commercial Street Typical Sections  dwg   pdf

11.12  Commercial Street Divided Typical Section  dwg   pdf

11.13  Typical Sections Private Street  dwg   pdf

11.16  City of Charlotte and ETJ Residential Cul-De-Sac detail  dwg   pdf

11.17  Commercial Cul-De-Sac  dwg   pdf

11.18A  Residential Hammerhead Detail  dwg   pdf

11.18B  Temporary Turnaround  dwg   pdf

11.19A  Residential Alley Detail One Way Operation  dwg   p​​df

11.19B  Residential Alley Detail Double Loaded w/Two Way Operation  dwg   pdf

11.19C  Residential Alley Detail Single Loaded w/Two Way operation  dwg   pdf

11.2  Residential Alley Hammerheads and Intersections  dwg   pdf

11.5  Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville Typical Street Section Residential Street  dwg   pdf

11.51  Matthews Typical Section Local Residential Street  dwg   pdf

11.52  Pineville Typical Section Local Residential Street  dwg   pdf

11.54  Matthews Typical Section Local Limited Residential Street  dwg   pdf

11.55  Matthews Typical Section Residential Collector Street  dwg   pdf

11.56  Cornelius, Davidson & Huntersville Typical Section Cul-De-Sac detail  dwg   pdf

11.57  Matthews Residential Cul-De-Sac detail  dwg   pdf

11.58  Pineville Residential Cul-De-Sac Detail  dwg   pdf

2000 Storm Drain Standards


20.00A  NCDOT Standards Approved For Use in the City of Charlotte and Charlotte ETJ  dwg   pdf

20.00B  NCDOT Standards Approved For Use in the City of Charlotte and Charlotte ETJ  dwg   pdf

20.00C  NCDOT Standards Approved For Use in the City of Charlotte and Charlotte ETJ  dwg   pdf

20.03  Double Brick Catch Basin 15" - 36" Pipe  dwg   pdf

20.17A  Concrete Wingwall Splash Pad  dwg   pdf

20.17B  Concrete Wingwall Splash Pad  dwg   pdf

20.23  Rip Rap Aprons at Outfalls  dwg   pdf

20.23A  Flared End Section 12" to 72"  dwg   pdf

20.24  Rip Rap Plunge Pool  dwg   pdf

20.25  Trench Detail for Storm Drain  dwg   pdf

20.26  Concrete Paved Ditches  dwg   pdf

20.27  Rip Rap Ditches  dwg   pdf

20.28  Subdrain Detail  dwg   pdf

20.29  Overlapping Sewer and Storm Easements  dwg   pdf

20.3  Minimum Storm Easements Pipe and Channel  dwg   pdf

20.34  Offset Catch Basin  dwg   pdf

20.35  Grading At Drop Inlet  dwg   pdf

2100 Stormwater BMP Details


21  Bioretention Plan  dwg   pdf

21.01  Bioretention Cross-Section  dwg   pdf

21.02  Bioretention Planting Plan  dwg   pdf

21.04  Flow Splitter Structure  dwg   pdf

21.05  Wetpond Plan  dwg   pdf

21.06  Wetpond Profile  dwg   pdf

21.07  Wetpond Cross-Sections  dwg   pdf

21.08  Wetpond Littoral Shelf and Berm Detail  dwg   pdf

21.09  Wetpond Planting Plan  dwg   pdf

21.1  Wetland Plan  dwg   pdf

21.11  Wetland Section  dwg   pdf

21.12  Wetland Cross-Sections  dwg   pdf

21.13  Wetland Details  dwg   pdf

21.14  Wetland Planting Plan  dwg   pdf

21.15  Enhanced Grass Swale Planting Plan  dwg   pdf

21.16  Enhanced Grass Swale Details  dwg   pdf

21.17  Grass Channel  dwg   pdf

21.18  Grass Channel Planting Plan  dwg   pdf

21.19  Infiltration Trench  dwg   pdf

21.2  Observation Well  dwg   pdf

21.21  Buffer Strip  dwg   pdf

21.22  Buffer Strip Planting Plan  dwg   pdf

21.23  Underground Sand Filter  dwg   pdf

21.24  Surface Sand Filter  dwg   pdf

21.25  Surface Sand Filter Section  dwg   pdf

21.26  Level Spreader  dwg   pdf

3000 Erosion Control Standards


30  Special Erosion Control Requirements & Notes  dwg   pdf

30.01  Temporary Sediment Trap  dwg   pdf

30.02A  Skimmer Sediment Trap  dwg   pdf

30.02B  Skimmer  dwg   pdf

30.03  Sediment Basin  dwg   pdf

30.04  Flexible Pipe Slope Drain  dwg   pdf

30.05  Temporary Silt Ditch  dwg   pdf

30.06A  Temporary  Silt Fence  dwg   pdf

30.06B  High Hazard Temporary Silt Fence  dwg   pdf

30.06C  Silt Fence Outlet 1  dwg   pdf

30.06D  Silt Fence Outlet 2  dwg   pdf

30.07  Block and Stone Inlet Protection  dwg   pdf

30.08  Stone Inlet Protection  dwg   pdf

30.09  Hardware Cloth and Gravel Inlet Protection  dwg   pdf

30.10A  Temporary Rock Check Dam  dwg   pdf

30.10B  Temporary Rock Check Dam with Matting and Optional PAM  dwg   pdf

30.10C  Temporary Wattle Check Dam with Matting and Optional PAM  dwg   pdf

30.11A  Stabilized Construction Entrance  dwg   pdf

30.11B  Construction Entrance Tire Wash  dwg   pdf

30.12  Gravel and Rip Rap Filter Berm Basin  dwg   pdf

30.13  Erosion Control Dewatering  dwg   pdf

30.14  Temporary Stream Crossing  dwg   pdf

30.15  Catch Basin Inlet Protections  dwg   pdf

30.16  Slope Stability  dwg   pdf

30.17A  Seeding Schedule  dwg   pdf

30.17B  Seeding Schedule  dwg   pdf

30.18  Construction within Creek Bank  dwg   pdf

30.19  Baffle Installation  dwg   pdf

30.2  Embankment Matting Detail  dwg   pdf

30.21  Brick Storm Structure with Temporary Pipe  dwg   pdf

4000 Tree Standards


40.01  Tree Planting Detail  dwg   pdf

40.02  Tree Protection Detail  dwg   pdf

40.03  Tree Pit with Grate in Sidewalk (Plan)  dwg   pdf

40.03A  Tree Pit with Grate in Sidewalk (Section)  dwg   pdf

40.03B  Tree Pit with Grade in Sidewalk (Section)  dwg   pdf

40.03C  Tree Pit with Grate in Sidewalk (Section)  dwg   pdf

40.04A  Drip Irrigation for Tree Pit with Grate  dwg   pdf

40.04B  Irrigation Detail (Turf Areas)  dwg   pdf

40.04C  Irrigation Detail (Planting Beds)  dwg   pdf

40.04D  Valve Box Installations  dwg   pdf

40.05  Shrub Planting Bed  dwg   pdf

40.08A  Median Greater than 120 Inches Excavation, Drainage and Backfill  dwg   pdf

40.08B  73 to 120 Inch Median Excavation Drainage and Backfill  dwg   pdf

40.08C  48 to 72 Inch Median Excavation Drainage and Backfill  dwg   pdf

40.09  Root Crown Depths  dwg   pdf

40.1  Tree Planting Notes  dwg   pdf

40.11  Bridging Tree Roots  dwg   pdf

40.12  Temporary Tree Protection Detail  dwg   pdf

40.13  Asphalt Curb Placement at Existing Trees  dwg   pdf

40.14  Rock Chimney  dwg   pdf

5000 Miscellaneous Standards


50.03  Concrete Control Monument  dwg   pdf

50.04A  Typical Handrail  dwg   pdf

50.04B  Handrail Warrants  dwg   pdf

50.05A  Street Name Sign  dwg   pdf

50.05B  Street Name Sign (Optional)  dwg   pdf

50.06  Street Name Sign Installation Locations  dwg   pdf

50.07A  Dead End Street Barricade  dwg   pdf

50.07B  Dead End Street Barricade General Notes  dwg   pdf

50.08A  End of Roadway Marker (ER-1)  dwg   pdf

50.08B  End of Roadway Marker (ER-1) Grand Rail Clamp Installation  dwg   pdf

50.09A  Parking Standards  dwg   pdf

50.09B  Parking Standards Continued  dwg   pdf

50.09C  Parallel Parking Standards  dwg   pdf

50.10A  Accessible Parking and Signage Standards  dwg   pdf

50.10B  Supplemental Accessible Sign (R7-8E)  dwg   pdf

50.10C  Supplemental Accessible Sign (R7-8D)  dwg   pdf

50.11  Signage and Pavement Markings at Roundabouts  dwg   pdf

50.12  Emergency Vehicle Median Crossover  dwg   pdf

50.2  Inverted U Rack Bicycle Parking  dwg   pdf

50.21  Wave Rack for Bicycle Parking  dwg   pdf

50.22  Bicycle Lockers  dwg   pdf


Other manuals, policies and guides often used as part of County Land Development activities

Rezoning and Plan Review Criteria, Procedures Environmental Guidelines (County and six Towns)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg BMP Design Standards Manual (City, County and six Towns)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Design Manual (City, County and six Towns)
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Policy and Procedures Manual (City, County and six Towns)
Erosion Control – Goose and McDowell Creek Watersheds
Post-Construction Administrative Manual (County and six Town)
Post Construction Permit Flow Chart (County and six Towns)
Using POLARIS for Post-Construction (instructions to determine requirements by parcel)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg SWIM program (lake and stream buffers)
Water Quality Buffer Implementation Guidelines (applies to lake and stream buffers
Quick reference for determining water quality buffer requirements for a parcel (City, County and six Towns)
Built-Upon Area restrictions in Water Supply Watersheds
Huntersville Water Quality Design Manual
Storm Water Management Program Plan (NPDES Phase II/County and six Towns)
Photo Book of Storm Water Features
NCDOT Policy on Street and Driveway Access
NCDOT Roadway Standard Drawings
NCDOT Subdivision Roads/Minimum Construction Standards

Additional County Land Development resources
 
Bonds Process – printable instructions about the County Land Development bond process
Electronic Plan Management (EPM) – User’s guide
EPM Frequently Asked Questions & Glossary

Links to additional agencies and related services

Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Land Development
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

General Information
311 (dial 704-336-7600 if outside the county)