Planning to develop property or submit an application for development in the Bridge Street District?
Refer to the information below, in addition to the Applications for Development page, and contact Land Use and Long Range Planning at 614.410.4600 for more information.
Developing the District
Since the Bridge Street Corridor planning efforts began in May 2009, much has been accomplished. The Bridge Street District Plan unites information from the various planning and implementation documents developed as part of the Bridge Street Corridor Study process, including the Planning Foundations document (May 2010) and Vision Report (adopted by City Council in 2010) developed by Goody Clancy and Associates, as well as information from subsequent implementation studies undertaken throughout 2011 and 2012. As part of this special area plan, information from the original documents has been updated as necessary.
This document is a tool to assist the City in translating this place making philosophy into reality through the design and construction of new streets in the Bridge Street District.
The city has initiated a multi-phase amendment to the Bridge Street District Zoning Code. The first set of amendments addresses Section 153.066 Review and Approval Procedures and Criteria. This amendment is addressing the procedures for development approval and the related submittal requirements. The goal is to streamline the process and ensure submittal requirements that are consistent with other zoning code provisions. A public review draft of the proposal is included for review and comment. More Information
Dublin City Council has requested possible revisions to the Bridge Street District sign regulations which would apply to commercial retail sites developed prior to the adoption of the Bridge Street District code.
The City’s Planning team engaged Clarion Associates to address potential amendments to the Bridge Street District sign provisions.
For more information – Background memo, sign regulations and proposed revisions
The Bridge Street District Sign Guidelines are intended to serve as a guide for applicants in understanding and applying the specific design and quality-related sign requirements of Zoning Code Section 153.065(H).
Last Amended: October, 2015
Bridge Street District Development Code was Adopted by City Council, effective January 7, 2015.
Last Amended: Monday, November 20, 2017
How does the Bridge Street Corridor Development Code work?
The presentations below demonstrate how the main sections of the Bridge Street Corridor Development Code work together to result in high quality pedestrian-oriented development. The first presentation shows how the development standards for street types, lot and block requirements, building type, and open space requirements apply to a development site, and the second presentation demonstrates how the building requirements achieve distinctive architecture. The applicable Code sections are provided so you can follow along.
Bridge Street District Zoning Map
The BSC Zoning Map shows the zoning districts for the properties located within the District. The map consists of ten mapped districts, which include residential, commercial, office, public/institutional, historic and transitional zoning districts. The districts and BSC Zoning Code requirements are only available for the property and an area rezoning will be necessary to establish Bridge Street District Zoning on the properties within the District.
Illustrative Vision Plan
The Illustrative Vision Plan is a conceptual plan showing one possible development outcome that reflects the market opportunity and the intent of the vision principles. The Plan separates the Bridge Street District into districts that draw on the unique distinctions of each area. Each district description offers a more detailed and tangible application of the vision principles and a framework for potential development scenarios.
Bridge Street District Street Network Map
The street network depicted in this map is intended to illustrate one result of the block size and connectivity requirements of the Bridge Street District Development Code and is representative of a desired development pattern for the Bridge Street District. This map is not intended to represent all requirements or actual development, nor is it intended to designate the precise locations for specific street types.
The Street Network Map is intended to be used as a guide in determining the appropriate locations and alignments of new streets during the Development Plan approval process (see the Bridge Street District Development Code). Actual alignments and specific locations of streets will be determined as individual properties are developed.
The Bridge Street District
For the purposes of this study, the Bridge Street District is defined by the I-270/U.S. 33 interchange to the west and Sawmill Road to the east. It is bounded to the north by I-270 and by properties along the south side of State Route 161, known locally as Bridge Street. The district will also include a heightened level of attention to Historic Dublin and portions of the OCLC campus and Dublin Village Center.
An increasing number of national experts are predicting that key demographic shifts and associated changes in market and housing preferences will result in a significantly lower level of demand for traditional, auto-oriented suburban developments in coming years. These experts project that demand will grow increasingly for more densely developed places that offer a wider variety of housing choices and provide more walkable opportunities to live, work and play.
Please contact Jennifer Rauch, AICP, Planning Manager at 614.410.4690 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.