University District Plan Revisions

The Columbus Planning Division is working with the University Area Commission and other stakeholders on the development of a University District Plan.

The University District Plan will update and replace the existing University Neighborhoods Revitalization Plan (1996) and other planning documents for the University District. The planning area boundary is Fifth Avenue on the south, the Olentangy River on the west, the Glen Echo Ravine on the north, and the railroad tracks on the east. The Plan will include a land use plan, design guidelines for future commercial and residential development, and identify capital improvements for the neighborhood.

Please visit the project website for the latest draft and final proposed edits to the plan at

It is the intention of the Planning Division to initiate the plan adoption process later this winter.  This will include the consideration of the draft plan by the University Area Review Board, University Area Commission, Columbus Development Commission, and ultimately City Council.


3rd Public Meeting

The final public meeting on a draft of the plan was held on September 23rd.

Final Draft Plan

The Final Draft of the University_District_Plan is now available.

Stakeholder Survey

District residents were invited to complete an online survey for on the University District Plan. Responses were accepted through March 28.

2nd Public Workshop 

Tuesday, Feb. 11,    7 8:30 p.m.
at Indianola Church of Christ, 2141 Indianola Avenue (at the corner of Norwich)

The second public workshop reviewed input received at the first public workshop and present a draft land use plan (including density recommendations), draft design guidelines for future commercial and residential development, and code related recommendations.

1st Public Workshop

Tuesday September 24, 2013, 6:30–8:00 PM
Indianola Church of Christ, 2141 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201

The first public workshop provided an overview of the planning process and allow for input on planning related priorities, land use, and capital improvements.

More than 1,400 pieces of input were received at the 1st Public Workshop and subsequent online survey.

See the project website for more information:

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