In late 2010, the City adopted two overlay zoning districts that include properties located along West Main Street between downtown and Clarmar Drive. The new districts establish design standards for redevelopment and building expansion projects, as well as a shortened review process for projects that fully comply with the new standards. See below for more information on each district.
Main Street Overlay District (MSO)
The MSO includes properties along Main Street and several side streets running from about Union Street west to Clarmar Drive. This district establishes site and building design guidelines for future redevelopment and building expansion projects along the corridor. In general, projects that substantially comply with the standards could be approved via a relatively short staff review, saving time and removing some of the uncertainties often associated with Plan Commission and City Council reviews.
The LWO is a smaller district that covers approximately 3 blocks along Main Street immediately west of the downtown area. It is intended to preserve the residential character of this area as a transition to the downtown. Like the MSO, the district establishes site and building design standards for future redevelopment, building expansions, and conversions of homes for business use.