Office of the Director    
50 West Gay Street    
Columbus, OH 43215-9040    
(614) 645.7795    
(614) 645.6295 [FAX]   

Code Enforcement Division    
757 Carolyn Ave.    
Columbus, OH 43224-3218    
(614) 645.2202   
(614) 645.2462 [FAX]   

Economic Development Division   
150 South Front Street 
Suite 220   
Columbus, OH 43215-4418   
(614) 645.8616   
(614) 645.2486 [FAX]   

Housing Division   
50 West Gay Street   
Columbus, OH 43215-9040   
(614) 645.7795   
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]   

Land Redevelopment Office   
50 West Gay Street   
Columbus, OH 43215-9030   
(614) 645.5263   
(614) 645.3092 [FAX]  

Neighborhood Pride!  
757 Carolyn Avenue  
Columbus, OH 43224  
(614) 645.0837  
(614) 645.2462 [FAX]  

Neighborhood Services     
50 West Gay Street     
Columbus, OH 43215-9040     
(614) 645.7795     
(614) 645.6295 [FAX]    

Planning Division    
50 West Gay Street    
Columbus, OH 43215-9030    
(614) 645.8664    
(614) 645.1483 [FAX]

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 will include 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, public workshops on September 24, 2013 and February 11, 2014, presentations to University District civic associations, developers, and others.  To date approximately 350 people have participated in the process via the two public workshops and online surveys, with over 2,000 pieces of input received in total. 

A public meeting on the complete draft of the plan will be held on Tuesday, September 23 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Indianola Church of Christ at 2141 Indianola Avenue, Columbus.  There will be a brief presentation at 6 pm and then meeting attendees will be directed to informational boards that will explain key highlights of the draft plan.  Interested parties may come during any portion of the time period to review the information at their own pace.  Staff will be present to answer questions and discuss.   It is the intention of the Planning Division to initiate the plan adoption process later this fall/winter.  This will include the consideration of the draft plan by the University Area Review Board, University Area Commission, Columbus Development Commission, and ultimately City Council.  Please check the webpage for updates.    

The complete draft can be found here: Draft University District Plan

Staff Contact:
Mark Dravillas, AICP, Neighborhood Planning Manager
614-645-6823   mcdravillas@columbus.gov