Nathan Pruitt 

Director of Planning & Zoning

500 Quartermaster Court, Suite 200

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Phone: (812) 285-6413, Fax: (812) 285-6468

Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, M-F


The Jeffersonville Planning and Zoning Department enforces the city’s Zoning Ordinance, Comprehensive Plan, and Subdivision Control Ordinance and operates under Indiana Codes 36-7-4, 36-7-10 and 36-7-10.1.

The Jeffersonville Planning and Zoning Department provides staff support for the city’s Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, serves as a resource to citizens and developers who need assistance with the city’s development and zoning controls, and provides code enforcement, to ensure that neighborhoods remain safe and to help protect against the loss of property values due to blight.


NEWS

 

 

downtown-residential-overlay-parcel-mapNEW Overlay Adopted: Downtown Residential Overlay District (DROD)

A recent change to our zoning and development policy was passed by City Council that puts Jeffersonville on the path to creating a vibrant and relevant downtown neighborhood and business environment where more residents use our outstanding community facilities and patron the many new and existing shops, restaurants, and services. The DROD helps meet the goals and vision of our City’s Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2015, which set the vision for Jeffersonville to “define itself through vibrant downtown living options.”

For the full ordinance and Downtown Residential Overlay District language click here: Downtown Residential Overlay District.

Additional information can be found in the following four graphics:

Planning – Building-Form – Materials-and-Architecture – Representational-Images

 

What does the DROD do?

⇒ It promotes context- sensitive infill development that meets our community’s housing needs;

⇒ Removes barriers that may otherwise deter residential development in the downtown area;

⇒ Encourages multifamily housing in the downtown core in order to utilize existing infrastructure and to provide an additional local customer base for existing and future downtown businesses, events and activities – especially our developing Arts and Cultural District.

⇒By increasing the number of residenital units in the core of the City, it thereby increases property values and generates more tax revenue for additional services and amenities as well as better maintenance of existing infrastructure;

⇒Builds upon over $21 million in successful public investments (Big Four Station, Marina, Ohio River Greenway, and Jeffersonville RiverStage) that have helped create a compact, walkable core and lively pedestrian environment downtown by bringing “people to the amenities”;

⇒ Provides housing options for segments of the population (90 million millennials who are the largest generation in the US today, empty- nesters, and 75 million baby boomers transitioning into senior life) who are not interested in a single family residence;

⇒ It establishes more controls on developers than the City has ever had in regard to things such as materials (brick rather than block and EIFS), the way the building interfaces with the historical street wall and sidewalk, and parking distribution which is most often community character destroying.

⇒ By promoting development it supports new jobs and businesses in the local community.

For the full ordinance and Downtown Residential Overlay District language click here: Downtown Residential Overlay District.

 

New Land Use Standards for Automotive Businesses

On August 1, 2016, City Council approved 2016-OR-45 which, among other things, amended the land use tables for automotive uses in the city. Please refer to this updated table .

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Click Here for a .pdf of Land Use Table for Automotive Uses

 

 

 

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City of Jeffersonville Employment Forecasting and Housing Build-out Scenarios

The City of Jeffersonville is poised for significant job and housing growth over the next several years. Specifically we have the potential to see over 17,000 new jobs in Jeffersonville over the next five years. Additional jobs will come online as full build-out of River Ridge continues to occur. Based on existing and projected future trends this job growth can be expected to generate demand for nearly 4,700 new housing units.

If the City continues to develop in the same manner that we are developing today, we will not be able to fully accommodate the demand for 4,700 new housing units and we will run out of land. Changes in zoning and development policy, including removing barriers to residential building in Downtown Jeffersonville (as recommended in the City’s Comprehensive Plan), increasing maximum densities for multi-family projects and reducing the quantity of large lot subdivisions will help free up additional land for development of churches, schools, libraries, municipal services, etc. and/or allow for future residential development due to future growth forecasted from River Ridge at full-build out.

STAFF


APPLICATIONS

OFFICIAL FEE TABLE

Application for Rezoning
Application for Development Plan
Application for Board of Zoning Appeals – Variance, Special Exception, Use
Application for Preliminary Plat
Application for Final Plat
Application for Minor Plat
Certificate of Zoning Compliance

OTHER APPLICATIONS

Type Description Fee Form
Transient Merchant/ Mobile Vendor/ Food Truck An application to operate as a transient merchant/ mobile vendor/ food truck in the City limits. Each person conducting business as a transient merchant must make an application – no license will be granted in the name of a business. $100 background check +$100-300 per application PDF
Sign Permit An application to install a permanent or temporary sign. Temporary – $25

Permanent – $0.50 per square foot plus $15 (Minimum $25)

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Vacant Property Registration An application to register a vacant property with the City. $50 PDF
Improvement Location Permit An application for temporary structures, commercial tents, towers or antennas, curb cuts and all others found in Article Twelve (12.3). $25  PDF

 


MONTHLY MEETINGS

Plan Commission

The Jeffersonville Plan Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month in Room 101 at City Hall, 500 Quartermaster Ct. The Commission generally does not meet in December.

Commission members are prohibited from discussing pending dockets outside of the board’s public meetings.

Copies of requests are available for examination prior to the Public Hearing at the offices of the Jeffersonville Plan Commission located at 500 Quartermaster Court, Suite 200, Jeffersonville, Indiana. Should you have any questions regarding these requests please visit us between 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. or call (812)285-6413.

2017 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 31, 2017
  • February 28, 2017
  • March 14, 2017
  • April 25, 2017
  • May 30, 2017
  • June 27, 2017
  • July 25, 2017
  • August 29, 2017
  • September 26, 2017
  • October 24, 2017
  • November 28, 2017

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Jeffersonville Board of Zoning Appeals meets at the latter of 7 p.m. or five minutes after the conclusion of the Plan Commission meeting on the last Tuesday of each month in Room 101 at City Hall, 500 Quartermaster Ct. The board generally does not meet in December.

Board members are prohibited from discussing pending dockets outside of the panel’s public meetings.

Copies of requests are available for examination prior to the Public Hearing at the offices of the Jeffersonville Plan Commission located at 500 Quartermaster Court, Suite 200, Jeffersonville, Indiana. Should you have any questions regarding these requests please visit us between 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. or call (812)285-6413.

2017 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 31, 2017
  • February 28, 2017
  • March 14, 2017
  • April 25, 2017
  • May 30, 2017
  • June 27, 2017
  • July 25, 2017
  • August 29, 2017
  • September 26, 2017
  • October 24, 2017
  • November 28, 2017

ORDINANCES


PLANS

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INFORMATION & RESOURCES

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