After more than a year of work, the draft Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is moving into the final phase before becoming the City of Bloomington's official zoning code.
At a Sept. 23 special session, the Bloomington Plan Commission voted unanimously to recommend adoption of the UDO as amended. The staff has 10 days in which to certify that action. At that point, the City Council has 90 days to deliberate, amend and vote on adopting the final UDO.
On Sept. 23, Plan Commissioners also unanimously approved a non-binding resolution asking City Council to consider three additional issues that commissioners did not feel were adequately addressed in the draft UDO: 1) recommendations from the city's Environmental Commission, 2) a clear approval process for cooperative housing projects, and 3) a more transparent payment-in-lieu process.
Sept. 23 was also the final meeting for Joe Hoffmann on the Planning Commission. He has served in that role for 32 years as a liaison from the Bloomington Board of Park Commissioners, and is currently the Plan Commission's president. Other commissioners praised his leadership and gave him a round of applause – along with a bottle of bubbly. ("You can save that for later," Susan Sandberg said. "I think I will," he replied.)
Click here to watch the Plan Commission's Sept. 23 meeting on CATS.
Director of Advocacy & Public Policy