Bedford Commons

Central Bedford is on the road to imagining a place where residents and visitors can enjoy a stroll through a unique place. Picture a center of town where you could walk to the library and afterwards walk to have lunch at an outdoor bistro. The Vision for Central Bedford will serve as an action plan to promote Bedford, guide future development decisions, and encourage economic activity with a set of short and long term strategic actions.

The vision is based on extensive input from the public and a stakeholder committee consisting of the City Council, City Staff, and Local Business Leaders. Stay tuned as the City works to create a framework, which will establish this one of a kind sense of place.


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  • October 24, 2018 - Realty Capital submitted a revised site plan packet to staff for the November 8 Planning & Zoning (P&Z) meeting.
  • October 29, 2018 - Staff Informed Realty Capital, submitted plans were incomplete and to resubmit by November 12 for the December 13 P&Z meeting.
  • November 12, 2018 - Realty Capital submitted revised plans for staff review.
  • November 15, 2018 - Staff was notified that Realty Capital closed on a purchase of approximately 8 acres previously owned by Total. 
  • November 21, 2018 - Staff is finalizing the review of the site plan application that Realty Capital submitted. If no deficiencies are noted, the case will be placed on the next P&Z agenda. 
City Staff is reviewing the submitted documents against the Bedford Commons Design Code to make certain items such as the site plan, and the building elevations and landscape plans are in compliance. 

  • December 3-7, 2018 – Staff, along with a third-party consultant completed the review of the site plan application and have determined that there are still deficiencies relative to the Bedford Commons Code.
  • December 10, 2018 – Staff canceled December 13, 2018, Planning and Zoning Meeting.
  • February 11, 2019 - Realty Capital submitted revised plans for staff to review. The plans were delivered Friday afternoon, February 8.
  • March 26, 2019 - The Mayor & Council adopted the Central Bedford Development Zone Vision in June 2013. The document outlines City Council’s vision for the development of the Bedford Commons footprint. The document also identifies the Central Bedford Urban Center, which consists of a large portion of the remaining developable land that lies in the center of the Bedford Commons area. On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, City Council approved the purchase of property, located within Bedford Commons and the Central Bedford Urban Center, from Realty Capital, LLC. The purchase consists of 8 acres generally bound by Bedford Road, Parkwood Drive, E.M. Bilger Jr. Boulevard and the northern boundary of the City-owned Blues & BBQ Festival property.
A Site Plan approved by City Council after a recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission is required for all new development or redevelopment in the Bedford Commons Planned Unit Development District.