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2020 Uptown Improvements

Updated on 07/31/2020 10:55 AM

Take a look at progress made in Uptown in 2020.

Uptown Improvement Updates
Outdoor Seating, Patios
Parking in Uptown
More About the Uptown Improvement Project

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, overhead/ underground utilities and opportunities to improve the area's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

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The interactive map below was created to provide a “common language” between the City, residents and visitors when discussing the Uptown Improvement Project. Due to the nature of multi-phase construction projects, you may notice crews moving quickly from one area to the next. This map will help you understand what is being accomplished in each section.

Questions? Contact us at or by calling (614) 901-6845.

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.