Office of the Director   
111 N. Front Street, 8th Floor  
Columbus, OH 43215  
(614) 645.7795   
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Code Enforcement Division   
111 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor   
Columbus, OH 43224-3218   
(614) 645.2202  
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Economic Development
111 N. Front Street, 8th Floor 
Suite 220  
Columbus, OH 43215-4418  
(614) 645.8616  
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Housing Division  
111 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor  
Columbus, OH 43215-9040  
(614) 645.7896  
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Land Redevelopment Division  
845 Parsons Avenue    
Columbus, OH 43206-9030  
(614) 645.5263  
(614) 645-6675  [FAX] 

Planning Division   
111 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor   
Columbus, OH 43215-9030   
(614) 645.8664   
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]

Columbus Planning Division

Important News for Our Customers


Application Drop Off  Effective April 9, 2018, the Planning Division of the Development Department will be located on the third floor of the Coleman Governmental Center at 111 North Front Street.  For customer convenience, hard copy applications for the following commissions and boards may be dropped off on the ground floor at the check-in (reception) station for the Department of Building and Zoning Services. Note that the Building and Zoning Services check-in (reception) desk is open from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.   


Customer pick-ups of signed Certificates of Appropriateness or Approval are to be picked up at the same location.  Application forms may be downloaded online from the Boards Commissions & Panels section of this webpage. Please note that the staff located at the Building and Zoning Services check-in (reception) station will be unable to answer questions related to these applications or Certificates of Appropriateness or Approval.  For any questions, please make direct contact with the Planning Division and Historic Preservation staff, as noted below. 

-          Brewery District Commission

-          Downtown Commission

-          East Franklinton Review Board

-          German Village Commission

-          Historic Resources Commission

-          Italian Village Commission

-          Victorian Village Commission

-          University Impact District Review Board


Staff Appointments  Planning Division staff are not generally available for walk-in appointments.  Customers who wish to discuss an application with Planning Division and Historic Preservation staff may make arrangements by phone or email.  Email communication is encouraged when possible.   Contact information is available in the Boards Commissions & Panels section of this webpage.


Meeting Locations  Unless otherwise noted, all business and regular commission and board meetings will take place at 111 North Front Street.  A public hearing room is located on the 2nd floor of the building and accessible through the primary entry hall. 


Customer Parking  Free customer parking is available on a first come, first serve basis in the garage at the northwest corner of Front and Long Streets.  There are approximately 96 spaces available for the public. 

2018 Parking Map


Thank you for your patience as we transition to our new space. Please contact Linda Poulton at or 614-645-8664 if you have general questions.

About Us A few words about how the Planning Division is engaged with the city. - learn more

Administration The Administration Office manages the day-to-day operations of the Division, as well as major projects.  - learn more

Annexation Municipal annexation is the territorial expansion of a municipality's corporate boundaries.  - learn more

Boards, Commissions and Panels The Planning Division serves as staff to 12 separate boards, commissions or panels including the Downtown Commission, Art Commission, Darby Accord Panel, University Area Review Board, and the five historic architectural review commissions.  - learn more

Commercial Overlays Columbus has three commercial zoning overlays designed to work in conjunction with underlying zoning districts to improve the character of commercial corridors, facilitate streetscape continuity, and encourage pedestrian-friendly development.  - learn more

Current Projects Current Projects in progress with the City of Columbus. - learn more

Historic Preservation The Historic Preservation Office provides technical assistance to property owners and potential buyers who would like to purchase historic properties. - learn more

Maps and Data Maps of Columbus available for download. - learn more

Neighborhood Planning Neighborhood Planning works in partnership with Columbus residents to develop long range plans that address land use, urban design, and capital improvements.   - learn more

Planning Documents Library Welcome to the Document Library for the City of Columbus Planning Division. This library contains a collection of documents provided and maintained by the City of Columbus Planning Division pertaining to projects, programs and other initiatives. - learn more

Public Art The Columbus Art Commission (CAC) was appointed in 2009. It has statutory authority over the design and placement of all works of art to be acquired by the city, placed on land owned or leased by the city, or placed anywhere in the public right‐of‐way.  - learn more

Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund (UIRF) The UIRF program was established in 1992 to address capital improvement needs in central city neighborhoods. UIRF is one of several avenues for pursuing capital improvements in neighborhoods.  - learn more