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Department of Development
Administration    
111 N. Front Street, 8th Floor  
Columbus, OH 43215  
(614) 645.7795   
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

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Director's Office The Department of Development is responsible for code enforcement, economic development, housing, land redevelopment, neighborhood services and planning. - learn more

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Our Mission:  To improve the quality of life in Columbus neighborhoods through implementation and enforcement of the City's Housing, Zoning, Graphics, Health, Sanitation, and Safety Codes. - learn more

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Economic Development The Economic Development Division assists local businesses and provides information to companies looking to expand or relocate in Columbus. - learn more

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Housing The Housing Division serves Columbus by preserving and producing housing that helps build strong, distinct and vibrant neighborhoods. The Housing Division offers programs to assist homeowners, housing developers and rental property owners. - learn more

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Land Redevelopment Division and Land Bank Program The Columbus Land Bank was established in 1994 to improve Columbus neighborhoods by returning vacant, abandoned and underutilized residential and commercial properties into productive community assets.  - learn more

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Planning The Planning Division is responsible for neighborhood planning, commercial overlays, board and commission (Downtown, University District and East Franklinton), historic preservation, annexation and public art.  - learn more

City of Columbus Incentives Study The City of Columbus hired consulting firm HR&A to study the city’s use of tax incentives to support and encourage commercial, industrial and residential development.  After a series of public meetings and legislative approval by City Council, the final policy documents are listed below.  For more information about the policies, contact Hannah Reed at 614-645-8577.

Incentive Study by HR&A  
CRA Assessment Report by VSI
Public Meeting Video
CRA_map and overview
Final Policy Legislation 
Final Policy Overview

Individual CRA Amendments
AC Humko
Fifth by Northwest
Franklinton
Hilltop
Linden
Livingston and James
Milo Grogan
Near East
North Central
Short North
Southside
Weinland Park

City Policy Designed to Create More Affordable Housing Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council announced historic changes to a decades-long residential tax incentive policy. - learn more

Columbus Rose Fellowship Columbus, under the leadership of Mayor Ginther, has been selected by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use to participate in the Daniel Rose Fellowship, a program of the National League of Cities (NLC) in partnership with the Urban Land Institute (ULI).  The program provides professional development opportunities to its fellows,who are appointed by each city's mayor. The program provides technical assistance on how to preserve and encourage mixed income neighborhoods.   - learn more