Victorian Village Commission

The Victorian Village Commission and the Victorian Village Historic District were established by Ordinance # 1788-73 in 1973. The Commission Guidelines were adopted in 1989. The Victorian Village Commission consists of seven (7) mayoral appointees who serve without compensation. It is the duty of the Commission to preserve, protect and enhance the unique architectural and historical features of the Victorian Village Historic District.

The Commission considers applications and issues Certificates of Appropriateness for exterior alterations at properties located within the Victorian Village Historic District boundaries, pursuant to Columbus City Code chapters 3116 and 3119 and the Victorian Village District Guidelines. The High Street corridor within Victorian Village and Italian Village is covered by the Short North Design Guidelines, which provide a unified framework for reviewing projects in this vibrant area.

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

Meetings and Calendar

Regular meetings are generally held the second Wednesday of the month at the City of Columbus, 111 N. Front St., 2nd Floor Hearing Room, starting at 4:00 p.m. Hearings may be live streamed at

Business meetings are generally held two weeks previous to the commission hearing at the City of Columbus, 111 N. Front St., 2nd Floor in room 204 (Hearing Room) at 12:00 p.m. Please see the meeting calendar for exact dates, times and locations.

Please note: Meeting dates and locations are subject to change or cancellation. You are encouraged to contact the Historic Preservation Office 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 Materials

2024 Meetings

Meeting Date & Time

Application Deadline

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

January 10, 2024 at 4pm December 14, 2023  Agenda Link Minutes Link
February 14, 2024 at 4pm January 18, 2024 Agenda Link  Minutes Link 
March 13, 2024 at 4pm February 15, 2024  Agenda Link
Minutes Link
April 10, 2024 at 4pm March 14, 2024  Agenda Link Minutes Link 
May 8, 2024 at 4pm April 11, 2024  Agenda Link  
June 12, 2024 at 4pm May 16, 2024  Agenda Link  
July 10, 2024 at 4pm June 13, 2024   
August 14, 2024 at 4pm July 18, 2024   
September 11, 2024 at 4pm August 15, 2024   
October 9, 2024 at 4pm September 12, 2024   
November 13, 2024 at 4pm October 17, 2024 
December 11, 2024 at 4pm  November 14, 2024