About Planning Division
The Planning Division works on a wide variety of projects and programs which are aimed at improving the quality of Columbus’ neighborhoods. Our primary areas of work include:
Annexation: Processing of applications for annexation to the city.
Celebrate One: Support for the city’s Celebrate One program.
Columbus Citywide Planning Policies: Land use planning and design guidelines for city neighborhoods.
Design Review: Staff support for design review commissions, including Downtown Commission, University Impact District Review Board, and the East Franklinton Review Board.
Development Review: The review of rezoning and variance applications for consistency with adopted plan recommendations.
Historic Preservation: Staff support for the city's architectural review commissions and for Section 106 review of federally-funded projects.
Maps and Apps: Development of maps, data, and applications in support of planning and other development related efforts.
Public Art: Staff support for the Columbus Art Commission.
Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund: Planning for neighborhood based capital improvements.
Planning Division Staff:
Lori Baudro, AICP, Senior Project Coordinator
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Marc Cerana, GIS Analyst/Cartographer
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Mark Dravillas, AICP, Acting Administrator
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James A. Goodman, M.S. Historic Preservation Officer
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Patrick Holland, Senior Planner
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Corinne Jones, AICP, Assistant Historic Preservation Officer
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Christopher Lohr, Planning Manager
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Cristin Moody, Assistant Historic Preservation Officer
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Linda Poulton, Administrative Assistant
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Marc Rostan, Senior Planner
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Alex Sauersmith, Senior Planner
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Belkis Schoenhals, Senior Planner
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Luis Teba, Senior Planner
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Daniel Thomas Urban Design Manager
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Connie Torbeck, Assistant Historic Preservation Officer
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Jackie Yeoman, Planning Manager
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Please note that other city departments conduct additional topic specific planning, including parks planning, transportation planning, and utilities planning. Parks planning is conducted by the Department of Recreation and Parks, transportation planning is conducted by the Department of Public Service, and utilities planning is conducted by the Department of Public Utilities. Additionally, the Building and Zoning Services Department is responsible for accepting and reviewing applications for development, including permitting, site compliance, zoning clearance, and rezoning and variance requests.