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The City of Bloomington is updating it's Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO contains all of the land use and development regulations that apply to construction in the City. A consulting firm, Clarion Associates, will be assisting the City with this project. This website will provide information about the update process, public meetings, and other project materials.  Information will be updated as the process continues. Please bookmark this page and check back frequently. 

UDO Advisory Committee

An Advisory Committee has been established to help guide the City and it's consultants in the UDO update process. This group will meet with the consultant team each time a new draft of UDO language is produced to give feedback on the material. The members of this Committee are:

  • Adam Thies, Assistant Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities at Indiana University
  • Darcie Fawcett, President of Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association
  • Dedaimia Whitney, City of Bloomington Environmental Commission
  • Efrat Feferman, Executive Director of United Way of Monroe County
  • Joe Hoffmann, City Plan Commission member
  • Jim Murphy, President of CFC Properties
  • Lynn Coyne, President of the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation
  • Susan Sandberg, City Council and Plan Commission member
  • Talisha Coppock, Executive Director of Downtown Bloomington, Inc.
  • Barre Klapper, City Board of Zoning Appeals member
  • Isabel Piedmont-Smith, City Council member
  • John Kennedy, Council of Neighborhood Associations

Kickoff Public Meeting

February 6, 2018  

A public meeting to introduce the project was held on February 6, 2018. Links to the handout, PowerPoint Presentation, and video of the meeting are available below.

UDO Assessment

April 30 - May 1, 2018 

    A detailed assessment of the city’s current UDO will identify recommended development regulations that need to be added, deleted, or revised to better align the UDO with the Comprehensive Plan objectives.  There are several public review opportunities throughout this phase of the UDO update process and are detailed in the Project Summary Handout (see above link). Materials for the UDO Assessment can be accessed below: 

    1. UDO Diagnosis and Outline Handout - April 30 to May 1, 2018
    2. Presentation Handout 
    3. Public Notice and Meeting Schedule - April 30 and May 1, 2018
    Public Review #1: Comment period closed 1/4/2019

    Zone Districts and Permitted Uses

    July 16 - 17, 2018 

      This next step of the UDO assessment (Module 1) proposes changes to the existing UDO, each change is footnoted, and are aimed to address the menu of zone districts needed to implement the Comprehensive Plan. This assessment also focuses on the uses (permitted/conditional/accessory/temporary uses) for each zoning district. Materials for this assessment step can be accessed below:

      1. Module 1: UDO Zone Districts and Uses 
      2. Presentation Handout
      3. Public Notice and Meeting Schedule - July 16 - 17, 2018
      Public Review #2: Comment period closed 1/4/2019

      Dimensional and Development Standards

      September 11 - 12, 2018 

        Module 2 will cover the dimensional standards (height, size, setbacks, and location of primary and accessory structures) and the development layout and quality standards (access/ connectivity, parking, lighting, landscaping/buffering, signage, and maintenance standards). Just as in Module 1, proposed changes to the existing UDO are footnoted and are aimed to implement the Comprehensive Plan. 

        1. Module 2 - Development Standards, Incentives, and Student Housing Supplement  
        2. Presentation Handout
        3. Public Notice and Meeting Schedule - September 11th and 12th, 2018
        Public Review #3: Comment period closed 1/4/2019

        Procedures and Administration 

        November 27 - 28, 2018 

          Module 3 will address changes to the review and adoption procedures and criteria for both new development and redevelopment projects. It will also cover non-conforming uses, enforcement of the UDO, and other administrative functions of the UDO.  Like prior Modules, proposed changes to the existing UDO are footnoted and are aimed to implement the Comprehensive Plan. 

          1. Module 3 - Procedures and Administration
          2. Presentation Handout 
          3. Public Notice and Meeting Schedule - November 27th and 28th, 2018
          Public Review #4: Comment period closed 1/4/2019 

          Consolidated UDO Draft

          March 19-20, 2019 

            The consultant team will integrate all three modules into a Consolidated Draft.  This draft includes changes based on prior public/stakeholder comments and are also clearly footnoted.  This step provides an opportunity to highlight key changes made and seek additional public/stakeholder comments.  This step will help prepare an adoption draft for consideration by the Plan Commission and City Common Council (next step). 

            1. Consolidated UDO - Draft (available week of March 4th)
            2. Process Infographic
            3. Presentation Handout (available March 19th)
            4. Public Notice and Meeting Schedule - March 19th and 20th, 2019

            Public Review #5: (Available week of March 4th)

            Adoption UDO Draft

            Spring, 2019 (dates to be determined)

              Save the date - more information forthcoming.

              Public Review #6: (Available January)