City of Bloomington - Sustainable Development Incentives (Indiana)
Last modified on January 5, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||City of Bloomington - Sustainable Development Incentives|
|Incentive Type||Green Building Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Construction|
|Eligible Technologies||Roofs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Other Distributed Generation Technologies|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
|Start Date|| 2006
|Program Administrator||Department of Economic and Sustainable Development|
The City of Bloomington offers fee waivers and other design incentives for developers that incorporate the city's sustainability goals. The city's four goals include:
- Energy and resource efficiency including green roofs, improved building performance rating, non-polluting energy resources, renewable on-site energy sources, recycling and/or salvaging at least 50% of non-hazardous construction and demolition debris, and utilizing building materials and products sourced within a 500 mile radius.
- Landscape and site design including vegetation, storm water, recycled greywater, and permeable pavement technologies.
- Public policy including policies that incorporate mixed-use development and promote alternative transportation.
- Public transportation including locating projects near transit stops, downtown, multi-use trails, public schools, parks, or activity centers.
Incentives are based on a tier system with three different levels:
- Level 1 Requirements: At least 2 energy and resource efficiency projects, 1 landscape and site design project, 1 public policy project, and 1 public transportation project.
- Level 2 Requirements: At least 3 energy and resource efficiency projects, 2 landscape and site design projects, 2 public policy projects, and 2 public transportation projects.
- Level 3 Requirements: At least 4 energy and resource efficiency projects, 2 landscape and site design projects, 2 public policy projects, 2 public transportation projects. In addition, at least 15% of housing must be allocated for affordable housing units.
All 3 levels are eligible for fee waivers of filing fees with the plan commission and/or board of zoning appeals, fees associated with right-of-way excavation permits, and sewer hook-on fees. In addition, projects may be subject to less strict development standards.
- Level 1 Residential Incentives: Side building setbacks decreased to 6 feet and rear building setbacks decreased to 20 feet.
- Level 1 Nonresidential Incentives: Side building setbacks decreased by 25%, rear building setbacks decreased by 25%, and maximum residential density increased by 25%.
- Level 2 Residential Incentives: Side building setbacks decreased to 5 feet and rear building setbacks decreased to 15 feet.
- Level 2 Nonresidential Incentives: Side building setbacks decreased by 50%, rear building setbacks decreased by 50%, and maximum residential density increased by 50%.
- Level 3 Residential Incentives: Side building setbacks decreased to 5 feet and rear building setbacks decreased to 15 feet.
- Level 3 Nonresidential Incentives: Side building setbacks decreased by 50%, rear building setbacks decreased by 50%, and maximum residential density increased by 75%.
|Contact Name||General Contact|
|Department||City of Bloomington|
|Division||Department of Economic and Sustainable Development|
|Address||401 North Morton Street|
|Address 2||Suite 130|
|Phone|| (812) 349-3418
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Bloomington Unified Development Ordinance 20.05.049|
|Date Enacted|| 2006
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.
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