NEW 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:

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NEW Overlay Adopted: Downtown Residential Overlay District (DROD)

 

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 residential 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.

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