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Zoning Ordinance Update Project

The City of Bloomington is undergoing a multi-year effort to update its Zoning Ordinance and related City Code provisions. The current Zoning Ordinance was largely written in the 1950s and has, until recently, never been comprehensively updated. The overall project is divided into many smaller subprojects.  Each year, the City completes several subprojects.  As the update occurs, text is transitioned from Chapter 19 to Chapter 21 of the City Code.

The following projects are underway at this time:

Recreational Vehicle Ordinance update

As part of the 2018 Planning Commission Work Plan, the City will consider amendments to recreational vehicle storage standards and approval processes.  An ordinance has been drafted and was discussed at a public hearing before the Planning Commission on September 13, 2018.  Future public hearings will be posted here when scheduled.

Industrial Standards Ordinance/Rezoning

As part of the 2018 Planning Commission Work Plan, the City will consider amendments to industrial standards and potentially rezoning a number of parcels.  Public Hearings for the ordinance/rezoning are anticipated on November 29th before the Planning Commission and tentatively early January 2019 before the City Council.  A draft of the ordinance and supplemental information is provided below, along with a map of properties proposed to be rezoned.

Draft Ordinance
Slides from Informational Meeting
Draft Zoning Map Amendments
Proposed Changes to Use Matrix and Site Development Standards
Staff Reports
Study Session Meeting Minutes

2018 Miscellaneous Issues Ordinance

Typically once a year, as part of the 2018 Planning Commission Work Plan, the City will consider amendments to a number of miscellaneous issues that by themselves do not warrant consideration for ordinance amendments.  Public Hearings for the ordinance are anticipated for December 6th before the Planning Commission and tentatively January 7th, 2019 before the City Council.  Once a draft of the ordinance is finalized, a link for it will be added here. 

The following projects have been completed:

Completed updates