Bloomington, IN

Bloomington, Indiana’s PUD base zoning district is a vehicle for allowing PUDs within the 80,000-person city. For a PUD to be permitted, property owners petition to change the base zoning of their land and submit a PUD plan, which triggers a series of public hearings and municipal staff reviews, and ultimately reviews by their Planning Board equivalent and their governing body. If any housing is built, at least 15% must be deed-restricted Affordable Housing for low-income residents. Much of the city’s recent housing production and notable investments in transit have resulted from a few large PUDs.