2019 Uptown Improvements
Uptown Westerville needs continued investment to remain physically and economically vibrant, just as any much-loved historic home. Property values have risen and held steady, while new businesses continue to invest in the district. Survey work was performed in December 2017 along State Street and adjacent side streets in Uptown Westerville to document locations of property pins, street infrastructure, buildings and overhead/ underground utilities.
2018 - Design and Engineering
2019 - Construction
What is the Uptown Improvements Project?
The City of Westerville Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a five-year plan that identifies public capital projects and equipment purchases, including the Uptown Improvements Project. This plan has scheduled resurfacing State Street in the Uptown area in 2019. This work was originally intended to be repaving only. However, Westerville City Council requested additional work be included to implement recommendations from the Uptown Plan.
Conceptual Streetscape Plans are now available. Click here to view.
An open house on the Uptown Improvements was held on November 28, 2018. Click here to view a PDF of the presentation given.
The Uptown Plan, approved in 2014 by Westerville City Council, extensively studied the district to understand what conditions would be most ideal for future growth and development.
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Learn more about Uptown Westerville Development
- Uptown Plan
The Uptown Plan was reviewed by both Planning Commission and Uptown Review Board in a joint session on March 6, 2014. During the meeting, the Commission and Board discussed the Plan and took public comment. At the conclusion of the meeting, both bodies unanimously recommended adoption by City Council. On May 6, 2014, City Council voted to approve the Plan.
- Uptown Improvement Program
The Uptown Improvement Program (formerly known as the Uptown Façade Improvement Program) provides matching grants to property owners or businesses, resulting in restoration or substantial improvement to an Uptown building. Applicants have been eligible for reimbursement up to 50% of the total cost of the improvement with a maximum cap of $30,000, contingent upon Westerville Industry and Commerce Corporation (WICC) approval. Applications are accepted for this program year-round. For more information, follow the links below or contact Bassem Bitar (901-6658) or Rob Rishel (901-6896). Program Description | Program Application
- Uptown Review Board
The Uptown Review Board (URB) is a seven-member board with the responsibility to protect and promote the historic character of the Uptown District. To this end the Board is responsible for reviewing changes including new construction, building additions, facade renovations and changes to exterior materials, window and door replacements, signage, awnings, paint color changes, building demolition, and landscaping elements (e.g. fences, walls, walkways, etc.). Some minor changes may be approved administratively. The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 21 S. State St. in City Council Chambers. To learn more, visit the URB page.
- Uptown Parking Study
The City has evaluated Uptown parking solutions for the future, and is moving forward with many recommendations. See below to access and review parking study materials. Uptown Parking Study Public Report.
- Uptown Outdoor Dining
For Uptown businesses interested in on-street dining as an option for their customers, please see the Uptown Outdoor Dining Rules and Regulations and the Outdoor Dining Permit Application. The application can be submitted to the City of Westerville Engineering Division at email@example.com.