Unified Development Ordinance
With a Zoning Ordinance approaching 34 years of use, the City of Batesville recognized the need for updated development and design standards. With the strong support of Batesville Main Street, a primary goal of the City of Batesville’s Unified Development Ordinance update was to preserve the unique character of downtown Batesville. To accomplish this goal, a new downtown district was created that included development standards reflecting the existing development patterns. Furthermore, the Walnut Street Corridor Overlay was developed to conserve the character of the City’s primary corridor connecting downtown Batesville to I-74. These pieces better prepare the City to maintain and expand on the world-class charm found only in Batesville.