What's New in Uptown?
Uptown Streetscape Concepts
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.
City Council will review streetscape recommendations based upon further field research and public feedback.
March 5, 2018 - City Council Meeting presentation.
March 13, 2018 - City Council Work Session and public comment period.
March 20, 2018 - City Council Meeting discussion and recommendation.
The following documents are available for public review:
- Public Invitation to Work Session
- Recommended Design Fact Sheet
- PowerPoint Presentation (March 5, 2018) City Council Meeting
- Public Feedback to Fall 2017 Concepts (Survey Results)
- Public Feedback to Fall 2017 Concepts (Emails)
- Public Feedback to Fall 2017 Concepts (Comments)
What is the Uptown Streetscape Program?
The City of Westerville Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a five-year plan that identifies public capital projects and equipment purchases. 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 Master Plan.
The Uptown Master 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.
Learn more about Uptown Westerville Development
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).
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.