City Of Bloomington Common Council Meeting Sept. 2 – 4

(BLOOMINGTON) – The City of Bloomington Common Council will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for a regular session and on Thursday, Sept. 3 on the Jack Hopkins Social Services funding at 6 p.m. and on Friday, Sept. 4th for a common council work session at Noon.

Common Council Regular Session – Agenda and Notice

Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee – Notice

Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. accessible here.

Common Council Work Session – Notice

Friday, September 4, 2020, at 12 noon accessible here.


Ordinance 20-15 – To Rezone a 19.73 Acre Property from Employment (EM) to Residential Estate (RE) – Re: 2300 W. Tapp Road (Duncan Campbell, Petitioner)

Certification of Ord 20-15 by Plan Commission of Memo from Planning staff

  • Map of Zoning for Surrounding Parcels
  • Aerial Map of Surrounding Area
  • Petitioner’s Statement
  • Supporting documents for proposed addition (not subject of Council review, but included for context)

Ordinance 20-15 would rezone a 19.73-acre parcel from Employment (EM) to Residential Estate (RE). Such a change would subject the property in question to the RE district dimensional standards found in the new UDO at BMC 20.02.020. Additional development standards from BMC 20.04.020 (Dimensional Standards) would also apply.

Please see the staff memo provided by Ryan Robling, Zoning Planner, for a description of the request and relevant issues, the applicable comprehensive Plan goals and policies, and recommendations from both the Plan Commission and the Planning and Transportation Department.

If you have questions about how this proposed zoning change would affect the dimensional or development standards applied to the property in question, please reach out to staff.

The Council’s review of a proposal to change the city’s zone maps is guided by state statute. Within ninety (90) days after such a proposal is certified to the Council by the Plan Commission, the Council may adopt or reject the proposal.

The Plan Commission-certified Ordinance 20-15 to the Council on July 23, 2020, with a favorable recommendation (9-0). If the Council fails to act on the proposal within 90 days after certification (by October 21, 2020), the ordinance would take effect as if it had been adopted (as certified).
In its consideration of this proposal, state law provides that the Council shall pay reasonable regard to the following:

  1. the comprehensive plan;
  2. current conditions and the character of current structures and uses in each district;
  3. the most desirable use for which the land in each district is adapted;
  4. (he conservation of property values throughout the jurisdiction; and
  5. responsible development and growth