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Virtual Event | Government Spotlight | City of Columbus Zoning Laws Update

October 18 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am

City of Columbus Zoning Laws Update

The City of Columbus has entered a new phase of growth. The 2020 Census confirms that the city’s population now exceeds 900,000, having grown by 43 percent over the past 30 years. To adjust to this growth, Columbus must adopt zoning code changes that will make it easier to build in the city and encourage the type of growth that supports public transit and affordable housing.

Columbus’ current Zoning Code is the product of 70 years of ongoing piecemeal amendments. For better or for worse, the current zoning codes underpin much of the development we see today. Changing these codes is an essential task if we want Columbus to be more financially resilient.

In this webinar, experts will share their wealth of knowledge about the power of zoning changes and how these proposed changes can strengthen our city and make way for the types of development that benefit everyone. Attendees will learn about how city planning and zoning are used as practical tools for municipal governance. We will also explore topics from the perspective of what local business leaders need to know to effectively understand and navigate zoning codes and regulations, and promote public engagement and civil discourse. The topics will include:

  • Municipal governance fundamentals, plans, and codes
  • Communicating with the public, participating in meetings, negotiating conflict
  • Planning and zoning processes, land use, and site plan/development applications
  • Highlights of additional important topics – community & economic development, community revitalization, urban design, transportation, and planning for the future.

As the City prepares for the future, it is vital to have an updated Zoning Code that:

  • Effectively works for all people;
  • Aligns with City priorities for growth management, equity, affordable housing, job creation, neighborhood vitality, sustainability, and transportation; and
  • Efficiently utilizes City resources and capacity.

Anthony J. Celebrezze III

Building and Zoning Services Department Deputy Director
City of Columbus


Member Registration: Free
Non-Member Registration: $25

Zoom Conferencing Information: Will be provided upon RSVP  

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