Charlotte, North Carolina's Sustainability Index (2005) is a checklist for evaluating development and redevelopment projects in transit corridors, business districts, and neighborhood infill areas. The index rates a project in categories based on the city council's strategic priorities, including healthy neighborhoods; efficient use of public funds; community safety and prosperity; smart growth principles; and financial need, risk, and return. The index can be useful to communities interested in seeing development and redevelopment projects that support policy goals.
- Issue categories:
- Supports healthy neighborhoods
- Expands transportation choices
- Uses public resources as a catalyst for desired outcomes
- Builds competitive economic edge
- Promotes design for livability
- Builds planning capacity
- Safeguards the environment
- Number of questions: 17
- Scale of each rated component: Excellent, Good, Fair
- Summary score: Yes
See more scorecards to help evaluate municipal-level policies, specific projects, and community components on EPA's Smart Growth Scorecards page.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Charlotte, NC Sustainability Index (PDF)(5 pp, 53 K)