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Welcome to Transform Monroe!

As a priority recommendation of Forward Monroe (the city’s land use and transportation plan adopted in 2018), this exciting project will make the city’s land use tools and processes more functional and predictable. Transform Monroe will be a completely new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). It will ensure consistency with the land use plan and help Monroe realize its vision as a dynamic and progressive city that is a great place to live, work, and visit.

Transform Monroe will be a single document that provides a blueprint for how the city’s physical environment will change over time. The process includes reviewing the current UDO for consistency—with Forward Monroe and with sections of the existing code. This review includes things like parking, landscaping, and many of the elements that will shape how the city looks in the years to come.

We want to hear from you! Throughout the process, we will ask the public and stakeholders to weigh in on important components of the new UDO. The new UDO is expected to be completed by June 2020, but some items will be updated and adopted along the way. Thank you for your interest in this important process. Stay tuned to this webpage for important dates and opportunities to participate.

Transform Monroe Schedule

Initial Reviews | February 2019 – March 2019
Updates to the UDO | April 2019 – March 2020
Test | April 2020 – June 2020
Adoption | June 2020 – September 2020. In Effect January 1st, 2021
Zoning Map | July 2020 – September 2020
UDO Manual | September 2020

Upcoming Workshop

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  • Subjects of discussion:
    • Section 4 – Traditional Districts
    • Section 5 – Mixed-Use Districts
    • Section 7 – Permissible Uses
    • Section 8.8 – Design Standards

Recent Workshops

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - Download the presentation

  • Subjects of discussion:
    • Existing Code Analysis
    • Current Zoning Districts
    • Proposed Code
    • Proposed Traditional Districts
    • Parking Requirements Per Use
    • Signage
    • Landscaping
    • Mixed Use Districts

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Download the presentation

  • Subjects of discussion:
    • Mixed Use Districts
    • What’s a Mixed Use Code?
    • Development Standards
    • Proposed Mixed Use Districts
      • Downtown Central
      • Downtown Gateway
      • Community Corridor 1
      • Community Corridor 2
      • Regional Corridor
      • Medical District