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Department of Metropolitan Development

Welcome to DMD

From working to plan for our city's future - to creating affordable homeownership opportunities - to supporting the growth of jobs and investment in our community - the Department of Metropolitan Development works in partnership with other city departments to build a world-class city, neighborhood by neighborhood.

This website offers detailed information about DMD and provides a direct link to many of our department services. If you have questions or comments, please consult our staff directory or send an e-mail to​.

Brad M. Beaubien, AICP
Acting Director, DMD

DMD Information and More:  ​

DMD's Division of Economic Incentives and the International Marketplace Coalition (IMC) are requesting proposals for the design of enhanced Gateway Lighting in three specific areas, and for recommended improvements to Secondary Gateway features. Learn more...​

The City of Indianapolis has received an EPA grant to fund Phase I and II environmental assessments in and near the Mass Ave Brookside Industrial Corridor in 2016. A public meeting will be held January 25, 2016 to explain the grant and answer questions. Learn more...​


  Sign Ordinance changes amended as approved by the Metropolitan Development Commission on November 18, 2015 and adopted November 30, 2015 by the City-County Council.  The content in both amendments is identical, but 2015-AO-003 amends the current sign regulations immediately, while 2015-AO-004 amends the Indy Rezone ordinance, which uses different formatting and numbering, that will take effect April 1, 2016.  
Notice is given that a draft copy of the Thoroughfare Plan Update is available for review at the offices of the Division of Planning, 200 East Washington St., Suite 1842, City-County Building, Indianapolis, IN 46204.  The Thoroughfare Plan Update covers all of Indianapolis-Marion County.


Department of Metropolitan Development

City-County Building
200 E. Washington St.
Suite 2042
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tel: (317) 327-5355
Fax: (317) 327-5908

 If you see this sign…

Public Hearing Sign 

The property owner is applying to develop the property in a way that requires approval. Find out about the development & public hearing process here



​​Did you know we have a DMD podcast? Check it out on our resource page here​!