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BUILD-REQUEST: Design Review

Some areas of South Bend have design requirements in addition to the zoning ordinance.  Find out what additional design regulations may apply to your property here.


What is the cost for a design review?

There are multiple Design Review Areas:

  • Northeast Neighborhood Development Area Overlay District 
    • All stand-alone residential or commercial new construction in the Northeast Neighborhood Development Overlay District requires a design review fee of $160, cash or check.  Please see plan submission requirements here.
    • Development standards and regulations may be found in Section 21-06.03 of the South Bend Zoning Ordinance.

All other Design Review Area Requirements (areas listed below) can be found here.

  • South Bend Central Development Area
  • Studebaker Corridor Development Area
  • West Washington-Chapin Development Area
  • Airport Economic Development Area

How can I request a design review?

Submit plans and applicable fees either in person, through the mail, or via email at