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File #: 1561-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/25/2020 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 7/20/2020 Final action: 7/23/2020
Title: To approve the use of the Design Guidelines element of the Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2) for reviewing development proposals and related issues within the boundary of the Far South Columbus Area Commission.

The Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2) are designed to guide and focus growth in a way that will support economic competitiveness, improve residents’ quality of life and provide environmental benefits throughout the City of Columbus. C2P2 is comprised of four elements: Guiding Principles; Design Guidelines; Land Use Policies; and Land Use Plans.

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 then work with individual communities to develop area specific Land Use Plans to be used in conjunction with the Guiding Principles, Design Guidelines, and Land Use Policies. When all four elements of C2P2 are adopted for an area it is called “complete adoption”.

Area commissions and major civic associations also have the opportunity to support “early adoption” of the C2P2 Design Guidelines for their individual communities. Early adoption allows areas to use the Design Guidelines with existing adopted area plan recommendations for development review until such time that an area specific Land Use Plan can be prepared. If there is a conflict between an existing plan recommendation and C2P2 Design Guidelines, the more current policies will apply. As the C2P2 Guiding Principles are updated, the adopted updates will automatically apply within areas of early adoption.

The Far South Columbus Area Commission voted on March 5, 2020 to support early adoption of C2P2 Design Guidelines. This ordinance recognizes this support and authorizes use of the Design Guidelines for reviewing development proposals and related issues within the Far South Columbus Area Commission boundary.

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