The undeveloped land in the region is mostly slated as single-family housing plots. Some say the area needs to update the zoning of these areas to accommodate a future population that doesn't want single-family homes.
"[C]an the suburbia-loving Charlotte region meet this projected demand for housing that isn't in the familiar, single-family subdivisions? It will be a challenge, for a couple of reasons. First, not-in-my-back-yard resistance to apartment and condo projects is alive and well. Second, in Charlotte almost all never-before-developed land, including farms, was zoned decades ago for single-family subdivisions."