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 Adobe Reader to view files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Charlotte, NC Sustainability Index (PDF)(5 pp, 53 K)