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    What's New in Uptown?

Uptown Westerville in the Spring

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.

2018 - Design and Engineering

2019 - Construction

Visit the GoWesterville interactive map for details about the project.




The following documents have been shared with Uptown residents, businesses and property owners for properties along State Street:

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.

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.

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. The Uptown area has undergone many changes since the mid-1980s (the last time a survey of this scale was performed) and new data will assist the City in discussions about important issues such as drainage, parking, development, signage and street maintenance.

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 Façade Improvement Program
The Uptown Façade Improvement Program that provides matching grants to property owners or businesses, resulting in restoration or substantial improvement to an Uptown building façade. Applicants have been eligible for reimbursement up to 50% of the total cost of the façade improvement with a maximum cap of $30,000, contingent upon Westerville Industry and Commerce Corporation (WICC) approval. For more information, follow the links below or contact Bassem Bitar (901-6658) or Rob Rishel (901-6896). 

Program Description        Program Brochure        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 Street 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