Phase 1: B-1 and MU-1 Districts

April 8, 2019 Ordinance Committee Meeting

At the March 11, 2019 Ordinance Committee Meeting, the Committee discussed the Definitions provided below.  A number of changes were suggested, which will be made and provided for public review prior to consideration by the full Plan Commission.  The Ordinance Committee will convene again at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall to discuss the draft code sections for both the B-1 and MU-1 Districts.  Materials provided below for the March 11 meeting will be used as the review continues.  The public is invited to attend the Ordinance Committee meeting on Monday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. and provide feedback if they wish. 

March 11, 2019 Ordinance Committee Meeting

The Plan Commission's Ordinance Committee will meet on Monday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall to discuss the code updates to the Definitions, as well as the B-1 and MU-1 code sections.  The public is welcome to attend and the agenda is available here

Minor changes have been made to the code sections that were presented in advance of the February 11 open house.  The most current drafts are available below for review. 

1. B-1 Central Business District
2. MU-1 Downtown Mixed Use District
3. Definitions
4. Downtown Area Zoning Map

February 11, 2019 Open House and Draft Code Sections 

Draft Zoning Code Sections

New code sections for both the B-1 and MU-1 districts have been drafted based on feedback gathered at the first open house, held last October. The code sections are still in draft form and your feedback will be used to better refine the district guidelines. The B-1 and MU-1 code sections pertain to areas in and around the downtown area, generally identified on the map below. Identification of specific parcels to which the MU-1 District guidelines could be applied will take place in the future, after consensus on the code language is established.  

Select definitions have also been updated to correspond to the new text developed for the B-1 and MU-1 sections. The full definitions chapter is available below with changes shown in red.

1. B-1 Central Business District
2. MU-1 Downtown Mixed Use District
3. Definitions
4. Downtown Area Zoning Map 

Open House 

The City of Edwardsville invites feedback on draft sections of the zoning at an open house scheduled as follows:

Date: Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: City Council Chambers of City Hall (118 Hillsboro Ave., Edwardsville, IL 62025)
Topics: B-1 Downtown Central Business District and MU-1 Downtown Mixed Use District

If have any questions or comments on the B-1 and MU-1 sections, please contact Emily Fultz, AICP, City Planner, at efultz@cityofedwardsville.com or (618) 692-7535. Thank you for taking the time to review these documents. We look forward to your feedback and hope to see you at the open house.

October 4, 2018 Open House and Downtown Walking Tour 

Open House

The first open house for the Zoning Code Update will take place as follows: 

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: City Council Chambers of City Hall (118 Hillsboro Ave., Edwardsville, IL 62025)
Topics: B-1 Central Business District (Downtown) and B-3 Mixed Use Business District 

The event is open to the public and attendance is encouraged. The open house will begin with a brief (5-10 minute) presentation followed by an open house allowing attendees to come and go as their schedules permit. Stations will be set up to collect feedback on topics related to the Downtown B-1 Central Business District and the B-3 Mixed Use Business District. Before the open house, we invite you to participate in a self-guided Downtown Walking Tour (see below). 

It may be helpful to review the following documents:  
City of Edwardsville Zoning Map 
B-1 Central Business District 
B-2 Commercial / Business District 
B-3 Mixed Use Business District
Code Assessment - Final Report 

Downtown Walking Tour

We invite you to participate in a self-guided walking awareness tour of the downtown area on a day and at the time that works best for you.  The tour consists of a 1.8 mile walk that will take about an hour to complete. Click the link below for more information, including instructions, a route map, and questions to ask yourself while you walk. We hope you enjoy the walk and come away with a new understanding of downtown.

Downtown Walking Tour Instructions & Map