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File #: 1442-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/10/2013 In control: Development Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2013 Final action: 7/18/2013
Title: To adopt Community and Regional Commercial Overlays as provided for in Chapter 3372 of the Columbus City Code for portions of the E. Livingston Avenue, S. James Road, S. Hamilton Road, and Brice Road corridors.
Attachments: 1. ORD1442-2013 Livingston Avenue Overlays Exhibit A, 2. ORD1442-2013 Livingston Avenue Overlays Exhibit B
Explanation

BACKGROUND: In September 2009 Columbus City Council adopted the Livingston East Area Plan, which promotes streetscape improvements, walkability, and revitalization for the Livingston Avenue Corridor from I-70 to Brice Road. Commercial overlays are recommended by the plan as tools for achieving these goals. While differing in their specific standards, the Community Commercial Overlay (CCO) and Regional Commercial Overlay (RCO) both work in conjunction with existing zoning districts to improve the character of commercial corridors, facilitate streetscape continuity, and encourage pedestrian-friendly development.

Planning staff worked with community leaders, property owners, and other stakeholders to develop the CCO and RCO designations. Affected property owners were notified of the proposals by mail and invited to a public open house held on October 2, 2012. Information was also made available on the city’s web site. Both the Mid-East Area Community Collaborative (MACC) and the Far East Area Commission have endorsed the overlay proposals. The Columbus Development Commission recommended the proposal on April 11, 2013. Property owners were notified of the commission hearing by mail.

DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval

FISCAL IMPACT: No funding is required for this legislation.

Title

To adopt Community and Regional Commercial Overlays as provided for in Chapter 3372 of the Columbus City Code for portions of the E. Livingston Avenue, S. James Road, S. Hamilton Road, and Brice Road corridors.

Body

WHEREAS, Columbus City Council adopted the Livingston East Area Plan on September 21, 2009 (Ord. 1145-2009), which recommends the application of commercial overlays to portions of commercial corridors in the Livingston East area; and

WHEREAS, the creation of zoning overlays with urban design standards and requirements will serve to enhance the corridors’ character, facilitate streetscape continuity, and encourage pedestrian-friendly devel...

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