For information on new application deadlines for a Certificate of Appropriateness (or Approval) for June, and additional information on a new application review process, visit here.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Beginning on July 1, 2021, all commission and board meetings staffed by the Planning Division will return to meeting in-person. Members of the public wishing to address a commission or board will be required to attend the meeting in-person. Hearings may be live streamed at

For additional information and to learn how to participate, visit

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.

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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.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, beginning on May 16, 2020 and until further notice, all commission and board meetings staffed by the Planning Division will be held in a digital format with members attending via WebEx. For additional information and to learn how to participate, visit

Please note:  Meeting dates and locations are subject to change or cancellation. You are encouraged to contact the Planning Division for confirmation.

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10/26/2021 8:30am DC October 2021 Meeting Download
11/17/2021 8:30am DC November 2021 Meeting
12/15/2021 8:30am DC December 2021 Meeting
1/25/2022 8:30am DC January 2022 Meeting
Meeting Date Title Agenda Results/ Minutes
9/28/2021 DC September 2021 Meeting Download
8/24/2021 DC August 2021 Meeting Download Download
7/27/2021 DC July 2021 Meeting Download Download
6/22/2021 DC June 2021 Meeting Download Download
5/25/2021 DC May 2021 Meeting Download Download
4/27/2021 DC April 2021 Meeting Download Download
3/23/2021 DC March 2021 Meeting Download Download
2/23/2021 DC February 2021 Meeting Download Download
1/26/2021 DC January 2021 Meeting Download Download
12/16/2020 DC December 2020 Meeting Download Download
11/18/2020 DC November 2020 Meeting Download Download
10/27/2020 DC October 2020 Meeting Download Download
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7/28/2020 DC July 2020 Meeting Download Download
6/23/2020 DC June 2020 Meeting Download Download
5/26/2020 DC May 2020 Meeting Download Download
4/28/2020 DC April 2020 Meeting (Cancelled)
3/24/2020 DC March 2020 Meeting (Cancelled)
2/25/2020 DC February 2020 Meeting Download Download
1/28/2020 DC January 2020 Meeting Download Download
10/22/2019 DC October 2019 Meeting Download Download
9/24/2019 DC September 2019 Meeting Download
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7/23/2019 DC July 2019 Meeting Download Download
6/25/2019 DC June 2019 Meeting Download Download
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3/26/2019 DC March 2019 Meeting Download Download
8/23/2016 DC August 2016 Meeting Download Download