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File #: 1897-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/27/2018 In control: Economic Development & Small Business Committee
On agenda: 7/16/2018 Final action: 7/18/2018
Title: To adopt the Columbus Citywide Planning Policies as a framework to guide the next generation of growth and development in Columbus.
Attachments: 1. ORD1897-2018 C2P2_Final_digital

The City of Columbus has more than forty adopted neighborhood and area plans, ranging widely in age and content, and covering more than ninety percent of the corporate boundary. Areas covered by older plans, and areas without a plan, do not have the benefit of current land use policies and design guidelines. The absence of citywide planning policies also makes it difficult to address broader issues related to the growth of the region. In response to these challenges, the Department of Development’s Planning Division established a new planning framework, Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2), to guide the next generation of growth and development in Columbus.

The Columbus Citywide Planning Policies are designed to guide and focus growth in a way that will support economic competitiveness, improve resident’s quality of life and provide environmental benefits throughout the city of Columbus. C2P2 includes four primary elements: 1) Guiding Principles: “Big picture” ideas that express how the city should develop; 2) Design Guidelines: recommendations on the placement and design of development; 3) Land Use Policies: policy text designed to be used with the map in an area’s Land Use Plan and provide guidance on key land use issues and scenarios; 4) Land Use Plans: developed for individual areas, they include a Recommended Land Use Map and Area Specific Policies to address circumstances unique to each area.

C2P2 provides the benefits of consistent, predictable, up-to-date policies citywide and a process to ensure that communities across the city have equal consideration for planning and design policy. City staff will work with civic leaders and community stakeholders to implement C2P2, including continued regular updates with public engagement to build consensus and maintain current policies citywide. The City will work with each community to develop area specific Land Use Plans that may be adopted and used with the Guiding Principl...

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