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zoning

OUR ROLE

The University Area Commission is a recommending body to the City of Columbus. The UAC hears cases concerning zoning changes, variances, signage, early demolitions, and other city matters. When necessary, City Council looks to commission votes to inform decisions that go to a council vote, but the votes of the commission are only advisory, never binding. 

PROCESS

The UAC Zoning Committee hears zoning cases first, then they go before the entire commission, which decides if it will recommend passage to the city. The Zoning Committee meets the first Monday of the month unless there is a Monday holiday. The full commission meets the third Wednesday of the month.

attending a meeting

Residents are encouraged to speak at both meetings if they have opinions on the project. The Zoning Committee meetings are less formal, and the Chairman will ask if there are residents who would like to speak on the matter. However, the full Commission meetings are more formal and only 3 people may speak in support or in opposition to the project. They also must fill out speaker slips to speak. For the current Zoning Committee Agenda and to complete a speaker slip form, visit our Meetings page.

UNIVERSITY ZONING MAP

Listed are projects reviewed by the University Area Commission. For projects still to be reviewed, we encourage you to leave feedback and to attend the zoning committee meeting. 

ISKON Temple Block Party

379 West 8th Avenue

CASE #

2

TYPE

Block Party Permit

UAC REVIEW

05/15/2024

COMMITTEE REVIEW

05/06/2024

Block Party Permit request for ISKON Temple

82 East 16th Avenue

82 East 16th Avenue

CASE #

6

TYPE

BZA Variance

UAC REVIEW

05/15/2024

COMMITTEE REVIEW

05/06/2024

Construction of a new multi apartment building. It will have 76 dwelling units and 96 parking spaces. Total on-site dwelling units will be 78 with 76 in the new building and the existing two (2) dwelling unit building to be preserved.

HamJam 2024 Block Party

1200 Hamlet Street

CASE #

1

TYPE

Block Party Permit

UAC REVIEW

05/15/2024

COMMITTEE REVIEW

05/06/2024

Block Party Permit Request for 1200 Block of Hamlet Street

1286 Courtland Avenue

1286 Courtland Avenue

CASE #

4

TYPE

BZA Variance

UAC REVIEW

05/15/2024

COMMITTEE REVIEW

05/06/2024

Construction of a four unit residential building with an attached carport.

103 West Tompkins Street

103 West Tompkins Street

CASE #

5

TYPE

Council Variance

UAC REVIEW

05/15/2024

COMMITTEE REVIEW

05/06/2024

The parcel currently has a residential building occupying the front of the site
fronting West Tompkins. The proposal consists of building a two-car garage
with a one-bedroom accessory dwelling unit above in the rear portion of the site
fronting the alley.

DOCUMENTS

Looking for more information on a zoning project? Use the document archive below to find the application and documents included in their submission.

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