University District Plan
The University District Plan will update and replace the existing University Neighborhoods Revitalization Plan (1996) and other planning documents for the University District. The planning area boundary is Fifth Avenue on the south, the Olentangy River on the west, the Glen Echo Ravine on the north, and the railroad tracks on the east. The Plan includes a land use plan, design guidelines for future commercial and residential development, and identify capital improvements for the neighborhood.
Public involvement in the planning process has been extensive and has included more than 25 stakeholder interviews, major public meetings on September
24, 2013, February 11, 2014, and September 23, 2014, presentations to University District civic
associations, developers, and others. To
date approximately 350 people have participated in the process via the public meetings and online surveys, with over 2,000 pieces of input received
in total. On October 21, the
University District Plan Working Committee voted to recommend the draft plan to
the University Area Commission. The
University Area Review Board recommended the draft plan on November 20th.
The final draft is provided below. The most recent edits to the document can be reviewed by referring to the appendix in the document. This draft is scheduled for the the consideration of the University Area Commission at its December 17th meeting at the Northwood and High Building at 2231 N. High St., Columbus. Check back closer to the date to confirm that information.
Plan Highlights and FAQs
Draft University District Plan
Mark Dravillas, AICP, Neighborhood Planning Manager