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. The draft plan has been recommended for adoption by the University District Plan Working Committee (October 21), the University Area Review Board (November 20) and the University Area Commission (December 17). It is scheduled for the consideration of the Columbus Development Commission at its January 8th meeting.
Plan Highlights and FAQs
Draft University District Plan
Mark Dravillas, AICP, Neighborhood Planning Manager