Build South Bend: Pre-Approved Building Plan Sets (2023)

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The City of South Bend, Indiana has created a set of pre-approved plans for small to medium density building types (carriage house – sixplex apartment) to help foster infill development and to offer a vehicle for local residents to earn income.

Key insights:

  • A pre-approved plans catalog
  • Building plan and building permit applications
  • Iinfill process and property inspection checklist for prospective developers.
  • Detailed steps including obtaining a property survey, preparing a site plan, requesting design deviations, procuring technical contractors, and preparing a cost estimate for a prospective development project.
  • The pre-approved catalog provides context on the initiative, the infill process checklist, and 9 sample designs for developers.