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Zoning Code Rewrite/Consolidated Development Ordinance Greenwood, IN

The City of Greenwood, Indiana (population 56,545 according to the 2016 American Community Survey) is accepting proposals from qualified consultants and firms for the updating and rewriting of the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Control Ordinance to create a Consolidated Development Ordinance.  Consultants and firms must have experience and knowledge in the fields of municipal planning and zoning, including experience in the writing and updating of zoning, subdivision, and consolidated development code regulations.  The City is looking for form based or context sensitive applications in the development of the new regulations creating both design and infill standards for development in both the City’s existing developed areas as well as greenfield targeted growth areas on the southwest and southeast portions of the City.  Key components of the revisions would place emphasis on connectivity, walkability, complete streets, mixed use commercial nodes that enhance quality of life in the City, and increased user friendliness, with a particular focus on illustrations and graphics.

Greenwood adopted a Comprehensive Plan on December 17, 2007, with amendments on February 16, 2009 and December 17, 2012.  Additions to the Comprehensive Plan include updated maps to address issues with incompatible land uses and expended planning area boundaries.  The Comprehensive Plan and amendments thereto can be viewed at www.greenwood.in.gov

The last complete rewriting of the Zoning Code was in 1982.  The Zoning Code has been amended in a piecemeal fashion since that date, including amendments for corridor overlay districts, architectural design standards, landscape standards, and sign regulations.  Because the Zoning Code is dated and has been amended in a piecemeal fashion, it does not always reflect best contemporary zoning and planning practices.  The City’s current Zoning Code can be viewed at www.amlegal.com

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