Plans and Policies

Welcome to the Plans and Policies page for the Town of Stallings Planning and Zoning Department. This page provides access to planning-related documents maintained by the Planning Department, as well as a few Parks and Recreation and Engineering documents.

Planning Documents

Stallings Development Ordinance (SDO)

The Stallings Development Ordinance (SDO or UDO) is a collection of articles that serve as the foundation for planning, zoning, and development, and permitting in Stallings. These regulations cover building aspects like height and setbacks, as well as things like parking, landscaping, and signage. In short, it's a roadmap for orderly development that ensures a safe, visually pleasing, and environmentally responsible community. It was adopted on February 28th, 2018.  

Comprehensive Land Use Plan

The Comprehensive Land Use Plan (Comp Plan or CLUP) is a vision and roadmap for the future of the Town of Stallings. It establishes goals for the town, develops a land use map to achieve those goals, and works with the community to create strategies for reaching them. The Comp Plan reflects land use patterns, infrastructure availability, and economic development strategies, and it establishes future land use goals. It was adopted on November 27, 2017.

Small Area Plans

For the Small Area Plans (SAP), Stallings envisions a pedestrian-oriented urban form that will protect existing neighborhoods while strategically locating multi-family housing and mixed-use densities. The Town has enacted a comprehensive planning process which including developing a 50-year build-out and illustrative plan for 6 major nodes. These nodes include the Monroe Expressway, Idlewild Road Corridor, Stallings Elementary School, Smith Farm Business District, Stallings Town Center, and Chestnut.

Pedestrian Plan

The Town adopted the Stallings Pedestrian Plan in August of 2008, establishing goals to increase pedestrian connectivity throughout the Town. The plan connects commercial centers, schools, and parks to our residential neighborhoods via sidewalks and greenways.

Comprehensive Transportation Plan

The Towns of Stallings and Matthews jointly developed the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP). The Towns of Stallings and Matthews, despite being in separate counties, recognized the shared needs of their residents. People from both towns use the same roads for work, shopping, and leisure. This plan analyzes how people travel throughout the area and recommends improvements that benefit everyone. Think of the CTP as a blueprint for creating a well-coordinated, efficient, and affordable transportation system for the entire region in the years to come.

Stallings Streetscape Design Standards Details Plan

Stallings has created a detailed plan, the Stallings Streetscape Design Standards Detail Plan, to guide the design and materials used for improvements in the town center area. This plan incorporates greenways, mandating their installation where outlined in the Stallings Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Master Plan. The overall goal is to create a unique identity for the town center and revitalize the area. The plan prioritizes improvements that benefit retail businesses on Stallings Road, such as ensuring storefronts face the main road. This focus reflects expert advice that attractive streetscapes are essential for the success of main street retail.

2030 Stallings Economic Development Plan

The 2030 Stallings Economic Plan discusses the great potential for economic development in Stallings The Town of Stallings, positioned directly next to Mecklenburg County and just 15 miles from Charlotte's booming job market, is poised for economic development. Businesses will benefit from Stallings' unbeatable access to major highways, including I-485 with three interchanges, a unique advantage within Union County. The Monroe Expressway opens up exciting opportunities for development, and the Town has already created plans to guide this process.. 

Parks and Recreation Documents

Recreation and Greenway Master Plan

The Recreation and Greenway Master Plan is a Parks and Recreation document that serves as a guide for the Parks and Recreation department, as well as anyone interested in the town's parks, greenways, and recreation opportunities. Interestingly, the Stallings Development Ordinance (SDO) ties into this plan. Article 21.3 of the SDO requires developers to either make improvements outlined in the Greenway Master Plan for their projects, or pay a fee in lieu of these improvements. This ensures new development contributes to the town's greenway network. The Town adopted this plan on February 25th, 2019.

Engineering Documents

Land Development Standards Manual

The Land Development Standards Manual provides detailed rules for designing streets, storm drainage systems, and plans within Stallings. It complements the Town's Development Ordinance and Water Quality Design Manual. While this is a key resource, remember that additional county, state, and federal regulations may apply. Ultimately, the design professional is responsible for using their expertise to ensure a technically sound design that meets all relevant requirements.The Town adopted this plan on March 30th, 2018.

Street Adoption Standards

The Street Adoption Standards are utilized for order for a street's adoption into Stallings.