City of Columbus-Bartholomew County Planning Department

City of Columbus-Bartholomew County Planning Department The Planning Department provides long-range community planning and current development review services for the City of Columbus and Bartholomew County.

The City of Columbus – Bartholomew County Planning Department provides both long-range community planning and current development review services for the City of Columbus and Bartholomew County. The Planning Department also provides zoning and subdivision control administration services for the Town of Hartsville and the Edinburgh / Bartholomew / Columbus Joint District Plan Commission. The Planning Department is a companion agency to the Bartholomew County Department of Technical Code Enforcement which provides building permit and inspection services for Columbus and Bartholomew County. The mission of the Planning Department is (1) to assist the development community and the public in interpreting and applying land use regulations and processes, (2) to provide land use and development information to local officials and the public, (3) to facilitate public discussion of development, land use, and other community issues. This is an official City of Columbus, Indiana Facebook account. All content is public record and archived. Comments not in compliance with the City social media policy will be recorded and hidden from public view. View the City of Columbus social media policy at http://columbus.in.gov/city-hall/city-of-columbus-social-media-policy/.

Operating as usual

08/24/2020
The City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tomorrow, August 25, 2020 at 6:30pm.The public is encouraged to p...
08/24/2020
Columbus BZA - August 25, 2020

The City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tomorrow, August 25, 2020 at 6:30pm.

The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting using live video streaming available on the City of Columbus website and submitting any comments or questions via e-mail to [email protected], rather than attend in-person. In-person attendance is permitted but will be subject to certain restrictions. Anyone wishing to participate can reach out to the Planning Department in advance of the meeting so we can coordinate the best way for you to participate.

To learn more about public participation during the meeting and to view the meeting agenda, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/08/18/columbus-bza-august-26-2020/

Location: In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged to participate in the meeting using the video link and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected] , rather than attend in-person. The meeting will take p...

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet today, August 24, 2020 at 7:00pm.The public is encouraged to pa...
08/24/2020
Bartholomew County BZA - August 24, 2020

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet today, August 24, 2020 at 7:00pm.

The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting using live video streaming available on the City of Columbus website and submitting any comments or questions via e-mail to [email protected], rather than attend in-person. In-person attendance is permitted but will be subject to certain restrictions. Anyone wishing to participate can reach out to the Planning Department in advance of the meeting so we can coordinate the best way for you to participate.

To learn more about public participation during the meeting and to view the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/08/18/bartholomew-county-bza-august-25-2020/

Location: In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged to participate in the meeting using the video link and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected] , rather than attend in-person . The meeting will take ...

The City of Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 4:00pm.In order to take necessary COVID-...
08/10/2020
Columbus Plan Commission - August 12, 2020

The City of Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 4:00pm.

In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged to participate in the meeting using the video link (which you can access from the link below) and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected], rather than attend in-person. The meeting will take place in the Meeting Hall at Columbus City Hall, located at 123 Washington Street, Columbus. In-person attendance is permitted, but will be subject to certain restrictions. Please review all COVID-19 procedures..

To learn more about public participation during the meeting and to view the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/07/31/columbus-plan-commission-august-12-2020/

Location: In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged to participate in the meeting using the video link and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected], rather than attend in-person. The meeting will take pl...

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 8:30am.In order to take necessary COVI...
08/10/2020
Bartholomew County Plan Commission - August 12, 2020

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 8:30am.

In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged to participate in the meeting using the video link (which you can access from the link below) and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected], rather than attend in-person. The meeting will take place in the Meeting Hall at Columbus City Hall, located at 123 Washington Street, Columbus. In-person attendance is permitted, but will be subject to certain restrictions. Please review all COVID-19 procedures..

To learn more about public participation during the meeting and to view the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/07/31/bartholomew-county-plan-commission-august-12-2020/

Location: In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged to participate in the meeting using the video link and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected], rather than attend in-person. The meeting will take pl...

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 6:30pm.The public is encouraged to participa...
07/26/2020
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - July 28, 2020

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 6:30pm.

The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting using live video streaming available on the City website and submitting any comments or questions via e-mail to [email protected], rather than attend in-person. In-person attendance is permitted but will be subject to certain restrictions. Anyone wishing to participate can reach out to the Planning Department in advance of the meeting so we can coordinate the best way for you to participate.

To learn more about public participation during the meeting and to view the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/06/29/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-july-28-2020/

Location: In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged to participate in the meeting using the video link and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected] , rather than attend in-person . The meeting will take ...

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 7:00pm.The public is encouraged to ...
07/26/2020
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeal - July 27, 2020

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 7:00pm.

The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting using live video streaming available on the City of Columbus website and submitting any comments or questions via e-mail to [email protected], rather than attend in-person. In-person attendance is permitted but will be subject to certain restrictions. Anyone wishing to participate can reach out to the Planning Department in advance of the meeting so we can coordinate the best way for you to participate.

To learn more about public participation during the meeting and to view the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/06/29/bartholomew-county-board-of-zoning-appeal-july-27-2020/

Location: In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged to participate in the meeting using the video link and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected] , rather than attend in-person . The meeting will take ...

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 4:00pm.In order to take necessary COVID-19 precauti...
07/07/2020
Columbus Plan Commission - July 8, 2020

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 4:00pm.

In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged to participate in the meeting using the video link and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected], rather than attend in-person. The meeting will take place in the Meeting Hall at Columbus City Hall, located at 123 Washington Street, Columbus. In-person attendance is permitted, but will be subject to certain restrictions.

To learn more about public participation during the meeting and to view the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/06/29/columbus-plan-commission-july-8-2020/

Location: In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged to participate in the meeting using the video link and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected], rather than attend in-person. The meeting will take pl...

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 8:30am. In order to take necessary COVID-...
07/07/2020
Bartholomew County Plan Commission - July 8, 2020

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 8:30am.

In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged participate in the meeting using the video link and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected], rather than attend in-person. The meeting will take place in the Meeting Hall at Columbus City Hall, located at 123 Washington Street, Columbus. In-person attendance is permitted, but will be subject to certain restrictions.

To learn more about public participation during the meeting and to view the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/06/29/bartholomew-county-plan-commission-july-8-2020/

Location: In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged participate in the meeting using the video link and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected], rather than attend in-person. The meeting will take place...

The City is excited to partner with the Columbus Area Arts Council to implement an Asphalt Art project in Columbus! Plea...
07/06/2020

The City is excited to partner with the Columbus Area Arts Council to implement an Asphalt Art project in Columbus! Please stay tuned for more details as this project moves forward!

Exciting news! Columbus will soon have another great public artwork! The City of Columbus in partnership with CAAC has received a $25,000 Asphalt Art Initiative grant by Bloomberg Philanthropies!

The project site will be near the intersection of 16th Street and Home Avenue. This project aims to improve pedestrian safety in this area by defining the visual identity of the area and adding pedestrian-scale elements to the street, such as crosswalks and curb extensions.

More details will be finalized in the coming weeks, including a request for proposals.

Thank you, Bloomberg Philanthropies!
#artsincolumbus #asphaltart #columbusindiana #columbusin

Pictured: "Summer Kaleidoscope" by Jessie and Katey for Mural Arts Philadelphia. Photo by Steve Weinik. https://www.muralarts.org/artworks/summer-kaleidoscope/

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7:00pm.The public is encouraged to ...
06/19/2020
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - June 22, 2020

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7:00pm.

The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting using live video streaming available on the City of Columbus website and submitting any comments or questions via e-mail to [email protected], rather than attend in-person. In-person attendance is permitted but will be subject to certain restrictions. Anyone wishing to participate can reach out to the Planning Department in advance of the meeting so we can coordinate the best way for you to participate.

To learn more about public participation during the meeting and to view the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/05/22/bartholomew-county-board-of-zoning-appeals-june-22-2020/

Location: In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged participate in the meeting using the video link and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected] , rather than attend in-person . The meeting will take pla...

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 6:30pm.The public is encouraged to participa...
06/19/2020
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - June 23, 2020

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 6:30pm.

The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting using live video streaming available on the City website and submitting any comments or questions via e-mail to [email protected], rather than attend in-person. In-person attendance is permitted but will be subject to certain restrictions. Anyone wishing to participate can reach out to the Planning Department in advance of the meeting so we can coordinate the best way for you to participate.

To learn more about public participation during the meeting and to view the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/05/22/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-june-23-2020/

Location: In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged to participate in the meeting using the video link and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected] , rather than attend in-person . The meeting will take ...

06/08/2020

Due to a lack of agenda items, the Bartholomew County Plan Commission will not meet at its regularly scheduled June meeting.

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 4:00pm. The public is encouraged to participate in...
06/08/2020
Columbus Plan Commission - June 10, 2020

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 4:00pm.

The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting using live video streaming available on the City website and submitting any comments or questions via e-mail to [email protected], rather than attend in-person. In-person attendance is permitted but will be subject to certain restrictions. Anyone wishing to participate can reach out to the Planning Department in advance of the meeting so we can coordinate the best way for you to participate.

To learn more about public participation during the meeting and to view the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit the following link:
https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/05/22/columbus-plan-commission-june-10-2020-2/

Location: In order to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and best protect everyone’s health, you are encouraged participate in the meeting using the video link and submit any comments or questions via e-mail at [email protected] , rather than attend in-person . The meeting will take pla...

We’re excited to announce that we are officially counting bicycle and pedestrian traffic on the Haw Creek and Jonathan M...
05/13/2020

We’re excited to announce that we are officially counting bicycle and pedestrian traffic on the Haw Creek and Jonathan Moore Pike trails! These counters (see photo of the Haw Creek counter below) will collect data about type of user (bicyclist or pedestrian), direction of travel, and the date and time of activity.

These counters will help the City track trends in bicycle and pedestrian travel over time and will identify bicycle and pedestrian activity patterns on various segments of our network.

Thank you to Healthy Communities and CAMPO (the Columbus Area Metropolitan Planning Organization) for funding these counters! Thank you also to the Department of Public Works for all their work to install the counters!

05/08/2020
May 7, 2020 COVID-19 Update: Mayor Lienhoop

Mayor Lienhoop presented an update today - highlights include:

Two Words to share: Caution and Patience

• We will need both to get through the next phase of our response to COVID-19
• Governor has given direction on how to reopen
• Five Phase Plan that will extend until July 4 when all restrictions are lifted
• We are currently in Phase 2, Phase 3 begins on May 24, but only if we are ready.
• We will be watching CRH statistics to see if they have sufficient capacity to care for those who may need treatment for COVID-19
• City will make a decision around May 20 to decide if opening will be moving to Phase 3 based on these factors
• We still need to practice safety and personal hygiene.
• In stores, most customers and employees are wearing face masks/coverings, but not all - critical that we continue to exercise behaviors moving forward
• Continue to stay at home if you have risk factors, use hand sanitizer/gloves, wear a mask when out.

Columbus INVigorate

• City has funded
• Information is on City website
• First round of applications has ended - 56 applications, 6 from outside the City, so they are not eligible. Committee is making decisions on which will receive funding
• HUD funding for rental assistance for those who need help making rent payments

05/07/2020
May 7, 2020 COVID-19 Update: Kelsey DeClue / CRH

Kelsey DeClue presented an updated on behalf of Columbus Regional Health. Highlights include:

Masking and Social Distancing

• Wearing masks are required at CRH
• As community continues to work forward this new version of life, masking is one way that members of the community can protect themselves and others.
• Any time that you are out in the community, especially if you are going to be around others, we encourage you to wear a mask.
• Masks may not be comfortable or fashionable, but they are important. Find a mask or secure a homemade mask (Sew Crazy is an example) to use.
• Physical distancing is still important - stay 6 feet away from others who don’t live in your household to limit the spread of COVID-19

Telehealth Services

• MyChart is available to communicate with your physician, check on test results, review past visits - sign up for an account at crh.org/mychart
• MyChart is being used for telehealth visits - can happen on computer or smart phone - just need a camera and a connection
• Telehealth is a great way to access healthcare without an in-person office visit.
• Visit crh.org/telehealth - Q&A and example video of visit

Safe Care through CRH

• Physicians offices are open, CRH is offering services as well in a safe manner.
• Appointments are available and can be scheduled today.
• Need a family physician? Reach out to WellConnect - crh.org/wellconnect

Special shout out to Nurses for Nurse Appreciation Week!

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Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington Street
Columbus, IN
47201

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(812) 376-2550

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