Adoption Draft of UDO Available for Public Review

(BLOOMINGTON) – The most recent version of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is now available for public review online at

The UDO governs land use and development throughout the City of Bloomington planning jurisdiction. This newest version, the Adoption Draft, reflects many recommendations and comments received from the public since the previous update in mid-March.

A written copy of the Adoption Draft is available for the public to review at the Planning and Transportation Office, Suite 130, City Hall (401 North Morton Street), and also at the Monroe County Public Library.

Additional comments may be submitted online now until Monday, August 26 when the Plan Commission will hold the first of three scheduled public hearings to consider the UDO Adoption Draft. Meetings are scheduled for August 26, 29 and September 5. All will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, beginning at 5:30 pm.

In 2018, the City of Bloomington adopted an update to the Comprehensive Plan, the City’s long-range vision for Bloomington’s future land use and development. The UDO update is designed to align the City’s zoning and subdivision regulations with the adopted Comprehensive Plan. The new UDO will provide residents, business owners, and government officials with a clear path to facilitate appropriate and more predictable development outcomes that are consistent with the City’s long term vision.

“Good zoning over the years has helped Bloomington be the thriving place it is now,” said Mayor John Hamilton. “With our community’s vigorous involvement, we will update our guidelines so a thriving Bloomington can welcome and serve the next generations of our residents and visitors. We’re pleased to include new emphases on housing affordability, overall sustainability, and high quality of life, as urged in the Comprehensive Plan.”

Since the process of updating the UDO began in February 2018, hundreds of comments have been received and many are reflected in the Adoption Draft. After the Plan Commission acts on the Adoption Draft, expected in early September, the City Council will begin their formal consideration for action later this year.