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Council review of the proposed update to the City's Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

The City of Bloomington Common Council is considering a proposed update to the City’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO contains all of the land use and development regulations that apply to construction in the City. This webpage will provide information about the Council’s review process, public meetings, and other materials related to the proposed UDO. Information will be posted and updated as the Council review process progresses. Please bookmark this page and check back frequently. 

 

Summary of previous actions/meetings

 

  • On September 23, 2019, the Plan Commission voted 9-0 to recommend adoption of an amended UDO to the Common Council. A copy of the Adoption Draft that was certified to the Common Council can be found here or attached to the right. Pursuant to state law, the Common Council will review the Adoption Draft and either adopt, reject, or amend it. For materials and information about the UDO update process from project kick-off in February 2018 until the Adoption Draft was certified to the Common Council Office on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, please visit https://bloomington.in.gov/planning/udo/update.

 

  • On October 2, 2019, the Common Council introduced Ordinance 19-24 - To Repeal and Replace Title 20 of the Bloomington Municipal Code entitled "Unified Development Ordinance”  for first reading. The Council announced that it intended to further consider the proposed UDO at future meetings and approved a schedule of meetings, which is detailed below and attached to the right.

 

  • On October 16, 2019, the Common Council reviewed and heard public comment on Chapter 1 (Ordinance Foundation) and Chapter 2 (Zoning Districts) of the proposed UDO. The Council also adopted a motion on the conduct of its deliberations, which is attached to the right.

 

  • On October 22, 2019, the Common Council reviewed and heard public comment on Chapter 3 (Use Regulations) of the proposed UDO.

 

  • On October 23, 2019, the Common Council reviewed and heard public comment on Chapter 4 (Development Standards & Incentives) and Chapter 5 (Subdivision Regulations) of the proposed UDO.

 

  • On October 30, 2019, the Common Council reviewed and heard public comment on Chapter 6 (Administration & Procedures) and Chapter 7 (Definitions) of the proposed UDO. The Council also heard and considered written objections filed pursuant to I.C. 36-7-4-606(c)(3). The Council is scheduled to hear and consider additional written objections at its meeting on December 18, 2019 before a final vote on the proposed UDO.

 

  • On November 13, 2019, the Common Council considered Amendment 03 (defeated) and Amendment 05 (adopted). The Council also began consideration on Amendment 01, but did not take final action on the amendment.

 

  • On November 14, 2019, the Common Council considered Amendment 01 (adopted) and Amendment 06 (adopted).

 

  • On November 19, 2019, the Common Council considered the following amendments:
    • Amendments 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 28, 31, 35, 39 (adopted via consent agenda)
    • Amendments 08, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 29 (adopted)
    • Amendments 26, 27, 30 (defeated)
    • Am 09 (withdrawn)

 

  • On November 20, 2019, the Common Council considered the amendments listed below. It also scheduled a Special Session on December 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. to consider additional amendments.
    • Amendments 32, 33, 34, 37 (adopted)
    • Amendment 38 (defeated) 

 

  • On December 3, 2019, the Common Council considered the following amendments:
    • Amendments 41, 43, 44, 46, 49, 54, 56, 58, 59 (adopted via consent agenda)
    • Amendments 47, 48, 50, 52, 57 (adopted)
    • Amendments 40, 42, 51 (defeated)
    • Amendments 45, 53 (withdrawn)

 

Upcoming meetings related to Council review of proposed UDO

Meetings will be held in the Council Chambers (Room 115 , Showers City Hall, 401 North Morton Street) and start at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.

The Council may, if necessary, revise this schedule of meetings, which constitutes a hearing on the consideration of the UDO. These revisions may be decided at these meetings, any Regular or Special Session of the Council, or by call of the Council President. This page will be updated if the Council schedule changes.

 

NEXT UDO MEETING: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.

        

* Announcement of Further Consideration of the Unified Development Ordinance

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

6:30 p.m. – Unless the Common Council has already done so, the Council may use its Regular Session on this date to announce its intention to further consider the UDO and approve a revised schedule for consideration of the UDO.

 

Further Consideration of Amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance

Tuesday, December 10, 2019      

Thursday, December 12, 2019     

Tuesday, December 17, 2019      

 

Further Consideration of Written Objections (see link above) and Action on Adoption of the Unified Development Ordinance

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

6:00 p.m. - The Common Council will hear further written objections and is scheduled to take final action on the UDO during that evening’s Regular Session.