University Impact District Review Board

The board was established as the University Area Review Board (UARB) in 1992 under City Code Section 3372 to preserve, protect and enhance the urban environment and neighborhood characteristics of the University Area and specifically discharge these duties within the University Impact District (UID - see map in Additional Resources). The UARB was renamed the University Impact District Review Board (UIDRB) to better reflect its area of purview as a part of a zoning update in 2017. The enabling code for the UIDRB is found in City Code Section 3325. 

The UIDRB is charged: To hear, decide, and take action on all applications for a certificate of zoning clearance and applicable permits or registrations, and when appropriate, issue a certificate of approval thereon; To review applications for a zoning change, variance, or special permit that may cause a stated guideline to apply and to forward comments to the appropriate decision-making body. UARB members serve without compensation and are appointed by the mayor with the approval of council. The University Impact District contains 2,310 tax parcels.

Within the University Impact District (UID), no person shall undertake any work, including the construction or exterior alteration of a building or structure, a change on or to the site, and the installation of a graphic or curb cut, that requires a certificate of zoning clearance, registration certificate, building permit, or installation permit without first obtaining a certificate of approval from the Review Board. A certificate of approval is not required for the razing of a building or for normal exterior maintenance or repair work that does not result in a change in material, design, dimensions, shape, or arrangement.

Note: Approval by the department of public service is required for encroachments and access points into the public right-of-way. A certificate of approval for these actions does not constitute city approval.

Those looking to submit an application for review by the University Impact District Review Board should refer to the Information for Applicants resource for details on the process. The blank application form is linked below.

Meetings and Calendar:

Meetings are generally held on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Michael B. Coleman Government Center Hearing Room (111 North Front Street, Room 204) at 4:00 p.m.

Please note:  Meeting dates and locations are subject to change or cancellation. You are encouraged to contact the Planning Division for confirmation.

Additional information on how to participate or view a meeting as well as requesting meeting accommodations can be found here.


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2023 UIDRB Schedule | Application Form | Guidelines | City Code | ByLawsAdditional Resources | Member Roster | Staff Approval List

  • Upcoming
  • Past
Meeting Date Title Application Deadline Agenda
6/22/2023 4:00pm UIDRB June 2023 5/26/2023
7/27/2023 4:00pm UIDRB July 2023 6/30/2023
8/24/2023 4:00pm UIDRB August 2023 7/28/2023
9/28/2023 4:00pm UIDRB September 2023 9/01/2023
10/26/2023 4:00pm UIDRB October 2023 9/29/2023
11/20/2023 4:00pm UIDRB November 2023 10/27/2023
12/18/2023 4:00pm UIDRB December 2023 12/01/2023
Meeting Date Title Application Deadline Agenda Results/ Minutes
5/25/2023 UIDRB May 2023 4/28/2023
4/27/2023 UIDRB April 2023 3/31/2023 Download Download
3/23/2023 UIDRB March 2023 2/24/2023 Download Download
2/23/2023 UIDRB February 2023 1/27/2023 Download Download
1/26/2023 UIDRB January 2023 12/30/2022 Download Download
12/19/2022 UIDRB December 2022 11/23/2022 Download Download
11/21/2022 UIDRB November 2022 10/28/2022 Download Download
10/27/2022 UIDRB October 2022 9/29/2022 Download Download
9/22/2022 UIDRB September 2022 8/26/2022 Download Download
8/25/2022 UIDRB August 2022 7/29/2022 Download Download
7/28/2022 UIDRB July 2022 6/30/2022 Download Download
6/23/2022 UIDRB June 2022 5/27/2022 Download Download
12/20/2021 UIDRB December 2021 11/24/2021 Download Download
11/15/2021 UIDRB November 2021 10/29/2021 Download Download
10/28/2021 UIDRB October 2021 9/30/2021 Download Download
9/23/2021 UIDRB September 2021 8/27/2021 Download Download
8/26/2021 UIDRB August 2021 7/29/2021 Download Download
7/22/2021 UIDRB July 2021 6/25/2021 Download Download
6/24/2021 UIDRB June 2021 5/28/2021 Download Download