Downtown Commission

The Downtown Commission was formed in 1997 with the adoption of the Downtown District chapter (CC 3359) of the Columbus Zoning Code. Adoption of the code resulted in all of Downtown's 4,000 plus parcels being combined into a single zoning district where most uses are permitted pending design review. A major update to the district and a set of companion Design Guidelines were adopted by City Council in July 2013.

The Downtown Commission functions as the district's development review body-serving as the Development Commission, Board of Zoning & Adjustment, and Graphics Commission for the downtown. The Commission evaluates applications based on their compliance with the provisions of CC 3359 and the Downtown Design Guidelines. The Commission also considers city adopted plans and policies for the downtown and related applicable regulatory requirements.

Those looking to submit an application for review by the Downtown Commission should refer to the Information for Applicants(PDF, 1MB) resource for details on the process. The blank application form is linked below.





Meetings are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of each month-with the exception of November and December-at the City of Columbus, 111 N. Front Street, Hearing Room (Room 204) at 8:30 a.m.

Please note: Meeting dates and locations are subject to change or cancellation. You are encouraged to contact the Planning Division for confirmation.

See Meeting Information(PDF, 374KB) for additional information on how to participate or view a meeting as well as requesting meeting accommodations.

Calendar and Meeting Materials

2024 Meetings

Meeting Date & Time

Application Deadline

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

January 23, 2024 at 8:30am (Cancelled) December 27, 2023  Cancelled Cancelled
February 27, 2024 at 8:30am January 30, 2024   Agenda Link Minutes Link
March 26, 2024 at 8:30am  February 28, 2024 Agenda Link Minutes Link
April 23, 2024 at 8:30am March 27, 2024  Agenda Link Minutes Link
May 21, 2024 at 8:30am  April 30, 2024 Agenda Link 
June 25, 2024 at 8:30am  May 29, 2024  
July 23, 2024 at 8:30am  June 26, 2024  
August 27, 2024 at 8:30m  July 30, 2024  
September 24, 2024 at 8:30am  August 28, 2024  
October 22, 2024 at 8:30am  September 25, 2024  
November 26, 2024 at 8:30am  October 29, 2024
December 19, 2024 at 8:30am  November 27, 2024