Columbus 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 resource for details on the process. The blank application form is linked below.

Meetings and Calendar:

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.

Additional information on how to participate or view a meeting as well as requesting meeting accommodations can be found here.

CONTACT:

[email protected]

RESOURCES:

DC 2024 ScheduleApplication Form | Submission Requirements | Guidelines | Streetscape StandardsCity Code | Bylaws | Commission Roster | Staff Approval List

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Meeting Date Title Application Deadline Agenda
4/23/2024 8:30 AM DC April 2024 Meeting 3/27/2024
5/21/2024 8:30 AM DC May 2024 Meeting 4/30/2024
6/25/2024 8:30 AM DC June 2024 Meeting 5/29/2024
7/23/2024 8:30 AM DC July 2024 Meeting 6/26/2024
8/27/2024 8:30 AM DC August 2024 Meeting 7/30/2024
9/24/2024 8:30 AM DC September 2024 Meeting 8/28/2024
10/22/2024 8:30 AM DC October 2024 Meeting 9/25/2024
11/26/2024 8:30 AM DC November 2024 Meeting 10/29/2024
12/19/2024 8:30 AM DC December 2024 Meeting 11/27/2024
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3/27/2024 DC March 2024 Meeting 2/28/2024 Download
2/27/2024 DC February 2024 Meeting 1/30/2024 Download
1/23/2024 CANCELLED: DC January 2024 Meeting 12/27/2023
12/19/2023 DC December 2023 Meeting 11/29/2023 Download Download
11/28/2023 DC November 2023 Meeting 11/01/2023 Download Download
10/24/2023 DC October 2023 Meeting- CANCELLED 9/27/2023
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8/22/2023 DC August 2023 Meeting 7/26/2023 Download Download
7/25/2023 DC July 2023 Meeting- CANCELLED 6/28/2023
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12/21/2022 DC December 2022 Meeting 11/23/2022 Download Download
11/16/2022 DC November 2022: CANCELLED 10/26/2022
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1/26/2021 DC January 2021 Meeting 12/29/2020 Download Download
10/27/2020 DC October 2020 Meeting 9/30/2020 Download Download
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4/28/2020 DC April 2020 Meeting (Cancelled)
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10/22/2019 DC October 2019 Meeting 10/08/2019 Download Download
9/24/2019 DC September 2019 Meeting 9/10/2019 Download
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7/23/2019 DC July 2019 Meeting 7/09/2019 Download Download
6/25/2019 DC June 2019 Meeting 6/11/2019 Download Download
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3/26/2019 DC March 2019 Meeting 3/12/2019 Download Download
8/23/2016 DC August 2016 Meeting 8/16/2016 Download Download