Document Center

What to Find Here

The document center is your go-to place to find all things related to this project. Previous meeting materials including advisory task force & public meeting presentations, survey results, news updates, and draft documents can be found below. Upcoming meeting information will also be posted here and on the home page to keep you up-to-date throughout the project.


Draft Part 1 - April 19, 2021

This first draft of the UDO includes five chapters. These chapters are: purpose and scope, applicability and conformity, zoning districts, use standards, and parking and loading standards. This document will continually be updated based on the feedback received until the adoption of the UDO. Additionally, this document will be the topic of the next public meeting in which a date has not been set yet. Please review the document and leave feedback for the Staff and consultants to review. 

Click here to view Draft 1 of the UDO: Evansville-Vanderburgh County UDO Draft April 19 2021_Group 1 Chapters

Diagnosis Report

This document provides a detailed analysis of the existing Zoning Ordinances and Subdivision Control Regulations in both the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County. Input gathered from all the meetings held and community outreach has been included, along with national trends in planning.

Click here to view the Diagnosis Report: Evansville-Vanderburgh County Diagnosis Memo

Existing City and County Ordinances

Meeting Materials

Public Meeting 4 - (Rescheduled)

Public Meeting 4 will be a Live online event with online activities. A presentation followed by a Q&A session will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, on Zoom. We ask that all people please RSVP using the Zoom link: A confirmation email will be sent to you with more information for the meeting. 

Once the meeting is concluded, a copy of the presentation will be made available here on the website the day after. 

COVID-19 Update & Advisory Task Force Meetings 7 through 15 - March 2020 through March 2021

Multiple internal Staff meetings as well as Task Force Meetings have taken place since the cancellation of the public meeting in March of 2020. Staff meetings were the highest priority in determining how to move forward with the development of the UDO and how to get information out to the Task Force and public. Once a plan was set, the drafting of the UDO began. The consultant team worked with the Staff and Task Force virtually via Zoom to review the drafts of documents that were prepared. Multiple review meetings have taken place with revisions being made by the Staff and consultants. Once the draft is finished, it will be presented at a public meeting and posted to the website for review and feedback.

This document will consist of the purpose and scope, applicability and conformity, zoning districts, use standards, and parking and loading chapters. These documents will continually be edited and refined until the adoption of the UDO by the consultants based on feedback from the public, Task Force, and Staff.

Public Meeting 4 - March 31, 2020 (Cancellation Notice)

On Thursday, March 12th, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced that the state was taking new steps to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Governor’s Executive Order states that public agencies should cancel or postpone non-essential meetings for the health and safety of the public.

There is no higher priority to Evansville and Vanderburgh County Officials and Staff than the safety of the community’s citizens, employees, and visitors. Based on the information that has been provided, the March 31st public meeting for the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) update has been cancelled.

However public input is still important.  We will be rescheduling these meetings for a later date.

Thank you for you patience and support.

Public Meeting 3 - January 28, 2020

Click here to view Public Meeting 3 Presentation: Public Meeting 3 Presentation 

Advisory Task Force Meetings 5 & 6 - January 27, 2020

This presentation was over a series of two days. Click here to view the fifth and sixth Task Force Meeting Presentation: Task Force Meetings 5 & 6 Presentation 

Click here to view the handout from Task Force Meeting 6: Task Force Meeting 6 Handout 

Online Community Survey - Open August through December

This survey was open for four months and allowed people to vote on image preference between two options and leave feedback on the qualities shown in the image. The consultant team took feedback given on the image preference questions and other comments about what people thought would be most important to focus on for the UDO to help guide the direction of how to go about making revisions and adjusting standards. This feedback will be included in the diagnosis memo. 

Click here to view a summary of the survey results: Survey 1 Results

Advisory Task Force Meeting 3 & 4 - August 12, 2019

This presentation was over a series of two days. Click here to view the third and fourth Task Force Meetings Presentation: Task Force 3 & 4 Presentation 

Public Meetings 1 & 2 - June 10 & 11, 2019

This public meeting took place over two days at two different locations. The presentation at both public meetings was the same. Click here to view the Public Meetings 1 & 2 Presentation: Public Meeting 1 & 2 Presentation 

Click here to view the Public Meeting Boards and Responses Gathered during the Public Meetings: Public Meeting Boards and Responses

Advisory Task Force Meeting 2 - June 10, 2019

Click here to view the second Task Force Meeting Presentation: Task Force 2 Presentation 

Advisory Task Force Meeting 1 - April 2, 2019

Click here to view the first Task Force Meeting Presentation: Task Force 1 Presentation