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Bloomington, Consultant Team To Give Update On UDO

The city is holding public and stakeholder meetings next week regarding future changes to the development code. (WFIU/WTIU News)

The city of Bloomington is holding its second round of public meetings regarding future changes to the community’s Unified Development Ordinance, or UDO.

Clarion Associates is the consultant team working with city staff to update the development code, a document that hasn’t been comprehensively updated since 2007. The UDO is basically the nuts and bolts of the city’s plan surrounding future development.

The meeting will be held Tuesday at the Monroe County Public Library. According to a press release, community members will be able to ask questions and share concerns with the consultant team.

“As we plan for the Bloomington where future generations will continue to thrive, we will take cues from what residents tell us about the way they live and work here now,” Mayor John Hamilton said in a statement.

Clarion and Associates is also leading stakeholder meetings on Monday and Tuesday at City Hall, which are open to the public.

The group held its first public meeting in February, where officials announced the process and timeline that ends with creating a comprehensive draft.

The updated UDO is expected to be complete by the end of the year or early next year, but city leaders have admitted it will be tough.

City council members voted in January to approve a new comprehensive plan, which the UDO is expected to complement. The move followed the city’s approval of controversial changes to height and density requirements for downtown development.

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