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The City of Bloomington is implementing protocols to maintain continuity of City government services to support the community’s well-being and protect residents’ and employees’ health during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

When Conducting Business with Planning and Transportation:

  • Call first - speak with staff as most inquires can be addressed over the phone.  This includes payments, permits, and general questions.
  • Email or use standard mail -  permits, others forms and materials can easily and safely be emailed or mailed.
  • Walk-in service is still an option but please use this as a last resort only.  Also consider using this on-line form so staff may follow up accordingly.
  • Exercise patience - our goal is to provide the best service while practicing the best precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

As Bloomington continues to evolve and change as a community, the City of Bloomington Planning and Transportation Department has a very important mission: To ensure that the elements that make Bloomington special are maintained and enhanced as new development and redevelopment occurs. In order to ensure that our community retains its unique qualities, it is important to proactively plan for the impacts of this future development.

Accomplishing this task requires the Planning and Transportation Department's corps of professional staff to develop long-term plans which address important community issues such as the provision of adequate transportation infrastructure, the development of sidewalk, pathway, and trail networks, and the protection and enhancement of Bloomington's neighborhoods.

In addition to developing these long-term plans, the Planning and Transportation Department must review both permits for construction, as well as development projects requiring public hearing approval. As part of this review, the Planning and Transportation Department strives to ensure that environmental features are protected, buildings exhibit high-quality architecture, and pleasing streetscapes are created.

Most of all, our department works hard to review development projects and create long-term plans in order to protect and enhance Bloomington's great quality of life.

The Planning and Transportation Department is organized into two divisions: Development Services and Planning Services. Development Services provides expertise on zoning and land use questions, reviews development petitions, administers and issues permits, enforces zoning ordinances, and provides policy direction related to environmental protection. Planning Services provides expertise on long-range planning studies and sub-area planning studies for land use and transportation policy, collects, analyzes and disseminates data, assigns addresses and issues permits. 

The Planning and Transportation Department provides support to numerous boards and commissions linked at https://bloomington.in.gov/planning/boards. More specific information on Department projects, programs, and services is provided at the links below. If you have any questions, please contact the Planning and Transportation Department at (812) 349-3423, or send an E-mail to Planning@bloomington.in.gov. 

Staff

Elizabeth Carter

Title
Senior Zoning Compliance Planner
Email
cartere@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3592

Ryan Clemens

Title
MPO Transportation Planner
Email
clemensr@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3588

Darla Frost

Title
Administrative Assistant
Email
darla.frost@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3423

Eric Greulich

Title
Senior Zoning Planner
Email
greulice@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3526

Keegan Gulick

Title
Zoning and Long Range Planner
Email
keegan.gulick@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3531

Gabriel Holbrow

Title
Zoning Compliance Planner
Email
gabriel.holbrow@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3423

Seyedamir Kaboli Farshchi

Title
Long Range Planner
Email
farshchs@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3523

Carmen Lillard

Title
Office Manager
Email
lillardc@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3424

Pat Martin

Title
Senior Transportation Planner
Email
martipa@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3530

Karina Pazos

Title
Zoning Planner and GIS Analyst
Email
karina.pazos@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3913

Mallory Rickbeil

Title
Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
Email
rickbeilm@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3529

Scott Robinson

Title
Director
Email
robinsos@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3566

Beth Rosenbarger

Title
Planning Services Manager
Email
rosenbab@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3473

Davey Runnells

Title
Bicycle and Pedestrian Fellow (O'Neill Fellow)
Email
davey.runnells@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3423

Jacqueline Scanlan

Title
Development Services Manager
Email
scanlanj@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3524

Ben Sharaf

Title
O'Neill Fellow
Email
ben.sharaf@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3423

Linda Thompson

Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Email
thompsol@bloomington.in.gov
Phone
812-349-3533