Victorian Village Commission
The Victorian Village Commission and the Victorian Village Historic District were established by Ordinance # 1788-73 in 1973. The Commission Guidelines were adopted in 1989. The Victorian Village Commission consists of seven (7) mayoral appointees who serve without compensation. It is the duty of the Commission to preserve, protect and enhance the unique architectural and historical features of the Victorian Village Historic District.
The Commission considers applications and issues Certificates of Appropriateness for exterior alterations at properties located within the Victorian Village Historic District boundaries, pursuant to Columbus City Code chapters 3116 and 3119 and the Victorian Village District Guidelines. The High Street corridor within Victorian Village and Italian Village is covered by the Short North Design Guidelines, which provide a unified framework for reviewing projects in this vibrant area.
Those looking to submit an application for review by the Victorian Village Commission should refer to the Information for Applicants resource for details on the process. The blank application form is linked below.
Meetings and Calendar:
Regular meetings are generally held the second Wednesday of the month at the City of Columbus, 111 N. Front St., 2nd Floor Hearing Room, starting at 4:00 p.m. Hearings may be live streamed at www.youtube.com/cityofcolumbus
Business meetings are generally held two weeks previous to the commission hearing at the City of Columbus, 111 N. Front St., 2nd Floor in room 204 (Hearing Room) at 12:00 p.m. Please see the meeting calendar for exact dates, times and locations.
Please note: Meeting dates and locations are subject to change or cancellation. You are encouraged to contact the Historic Preservation Office for confirmation.
Additional information on how to participate or view a meeting as well as requesting meeting accommodations can be found here.
2023 VVC Meeting Schedule | Application Form | Guidelines| City Code| Bylaws | VVC Roster