Design Review

Some areas within the City of South Bend have design requirements in addition to the zoning regulations.

What areas require Design Review?

There are multiple Design Review Areas:

  • Northeast Neighborhood Development Area Overlay District 
  • South Bend Central Development Area
  • Studebaker Corridor Development Area
  • West Washington-Chapin Development Area
  • Airport Economic Development Area

What is the cost for a design review?

The Northeast Neighborhood Development Area Overlay District is the only design review area for which we require an additional fee: 

How can I request a design review?

Submit plans via email to and and applicable fees either in person or through the mail to 125 S. Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601.