Columbus, like most communities, uses zoning to regulate such things as property use, building size and placement, setbacks, and open space on any given parcel. The regulations for a particular property are determined by a combination of the Zoning Map and the corresponding standards in the Zoning Code.
The city is now moving forward to update the Zoning Code. While there have been many revisions over the years, the Columbus zoning code has not undergone a comprehensive update since the 1950s.
The first phase of the code update effort is nearly complete. With the help of national consultants, community leaders, stakeholders, and residents, the City has conducted an assessment of the current Zoning Code and process. The team has also identified key priorities and recommendations for how to pursue a revision to the zoning code.
Phase two will commence in 2022, building from the lessons learned during phase one. The City will work with the community to develop, propose and undertake changes to the Zoning Code and process, including changes to the zoning map.