South Loop District Plan
The Bloomington City Council adopted the South Loop District Plan on August 21, 2012. The Metropolitan Council adopted its review record of the plan on February 13, 2013.
Over the next 40 years, two-thirds of Bloomington's growth potential will be realized in the South Loop District. The vision for South Loop is to transform the District from suburban to urban. The vision includes mixed land uses that support additional streets to enhance circulation; higher densities of jobs and homes close to two light rail stations; and sustainable development practices that save energy and support growth. The South Loop District Plan will guide future land use, transportation, urban design and redevelopment of this important commercial and employment center. One objective of the district plan is to establish a distinct mixed-use district that takes advantage of South Loop's unique location adjacent to the 12th-busiest airport in the United States and a National Wildlife Refuge.
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- Cover Page (255 KB, 1 page)
- Table of Contents (613 KB, 2 pages)
- Section 1: Big Story (2.3 MB, 10 pages)
- Section 2: Sustainability (1.5 MD, 6 pages)
- Section 3: Development Framework
- Section 4: Placemaking and Communication (614 KB, 4 pages)
- Section 5: Implementation (843 KB, 10 pages)
As part of the implementation process of the South Loop District Plan, zoning changes are proposed for about half the parcels in the District. Proposed zoning changes fall into three types:
- Application of a new (not yet created) zoning designation;
- Application of a different zoning designation (where the new designation is an existing zoning category);
- Application of the commercial zoning districts adopted in 2006.
Recommended zoning designations were selected that most closely reflect the existing property use or to best reflect desired future uses.
Zoning amendments are divided into two phases (see Proposed Zoning Map). Phase I is tentatively scheduled for November 5, 2015 (Planning Commission public hearing) and December 7, 2015 (City Council public hearing) and Phase II is scheduled to occur in the second half of 2016.
- Existing Zoning_Map
- Proposed Zoning Map
- Zoning Overlay Map
- Zoning District Comparison Sheets
- Planning Commission Public Hearing Notice
Innovation & Technology (IT) Zoning District
The proposed Innovation & Technology (IT) district is a new zoning district and is currently in draft form. Additional information will be uploaded to the website in 2016, prior to review and public hearings. A notice will be sent in 2016, once the schedule for the Phase II public hearings is known.