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Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2) will help guide the next generation of development in the city of Columbus. As Central Ohio is projected to grow by up to 1 million people by 2050 (source: insight2050), Columbus Citywide Planning Policies are designed to guide and focus our share of this growth in a manner that supports the city’s economic competitiveness, benefits the environment, and improves resident’s quality of life. The C2P2 Guiding Principles (Healthy and Complete Communities, Guided Growth and Sustainable Development, and Design and Character) serve as a basis for key development strategies implemented through the use of C2P2 Land Use Policies and Design Guidelines.

C2P2 establishes a framework for future land use planning and development review. It is based on best practices and policies developed by the City of Columbus over 20+ years of area and neighborhood planning, and it is the city’s most up-to-date policies for land use and design. Areas may vote to support C2P2 adoption for their area, in particular through endorsement of C2P2 Design Guidelines. C2P2 includes guiding principles, design guidelines, land use policies, and land use plans for individual areas. 

C2P2 was adopted by City Council as a framework for land use planning on July 16, 2018. Currently, C2P2 land use plans are adopted in 4 communities and C2P2 Design Guidelines are adopted in 15 communities. (For more info, see Areas of Adoption)

Click the links on the right side of this page to view each class in the series. For questions or technical issues, contact us at [email protected]

Columbus Planning Classroom

This classroom series is part of Columbus Planning Classroom. For additional materials and to view other class topics visit www.columbus.gov/planning/classroom

C2P2 Document 

C2P2 - First Edition (2018) (Full Document)

Sections:

1 - C2P2 Introduction - First Edition

2 - C2P2 Guiding Principles - First Edition

3 - C2P2 Design Guidelines - First Edition

4 - C2P2 Land Use Policies - First Edition

Questions?

For more information about C2P2, please contact us at 614-645-8834 or [email protected]

Available “Classes”

Columbus Planning Academy

Columbus Planning Academy is a 9 course class that is designed to inform residents and stakeholders about the land use planning process and how plan recommendations are implemented. The entire series requires about 30 minutes to view.

Intro to C2P2

This short video is part of the CPA series and will introduce you to the basic ideas of Columbus Citywide Planning Policies.

C2P2 Guiding Principles

This short video is part of the CPA series and explains the Guiding Principles of Columbus Citywide Planning Policies.

C2P2 Design Guidelines

This short video is part of the CPA series and explains the design guideline section of Columbus Citywide Planning Policies.

C2P2 Land Use Policies

This short video is part of the CPA series and explains the land use policy section of Columbus Citywide Planning Policies.