City New Development and Redevelopment

All new development or redevelopment projects should go through the Wells County Area Plan Commission (APC). Contact information can be found on the Wells County Area Plan Commission website.

Bluffton Design Standards

During the review of the petition, projects plans are routed to the City of Bluffton for approval. Projects within the City of Bluffton and all City infrastructure should follow the Bluffton City Standards. These Standards have been established because they have proven to be the most beneficial way to incorporate new development and infrastructure into this community.

Requested Variances

Requests for variances of these standards must be submitted to City Engineering and the APC using the Variance Request Form. A requested variance of the Bluffton Standards shall be filed by the landowner and/or developer at the time that the applicable petition or plans are submitted to the APC.

New Project Meetings

The City of Bluffton and the APC encourage having a New Projects Meeting during the Pre-Development phase to discuss the proposed petition or plan prior to the start of plan development.  These meetings can be scheduled directly through APC.

Utility Connections and System Development Charges

After new development plans are approved by the City, utility connection requests can be submitted. New development connection requests for water and sewer are done in-person through our Utility Office located at City Hall, 128 E Market Street. For all new developments, a System Development Charge for both water & sewer connections will be assessed. These charges are based off the water domestic service meter size that is requested for the development.

WATER SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CHARGE

Meter Size

EDU

In Town

Out of Town

5/8"

1

$1,462.48

$1,680.39

3/4"

1.5

$2,193.72

$2,520.59

1"

2.5

$3,656.20

$4,200.98

1 1/2"

5

$7,312.40

$8,401.95

2"

8

$11,699.84

$13,443.12

3"

15

$21,937.20

$25,205.85

4"

25

$36,562.00

$42,009.75

6"

50

$73,124.00

$84,019.50


SEWER SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CHARGE
*Based off the Domestic Water Meter Size

Meter Size

EDU

In Town

Out of Town

5/8"

1

$1,155.47

$1,327.64

3/4"

1.4

$1,617.66

$1,858.70

1"

2.5

$2,888.68

$3,319.10

1 1/2"

5.8

$6,701.26

$7,700.31

2"

10

$11,554.70

$13,276.40

3"

23

$26,575.81

$30,535.72

4"

40

$46,218.80

$53,105.60

6"

91

$105,147.77

$120,815.24

For additional information, please contact the City Engineer or Utilities Director.