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/.

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The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 6:30pm.Due to COVID-19, remote p...
03/22/2021
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - March 23, 2021

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 6:30pm.

Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Please contact the Planning Department for all COVID-19 procedures and meeting instructions.

To view the meeting agenda, review the staff report materials, and access the link for the virtual meeting, visit our website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2021/03/12/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-march-23-2021/

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. WebEx Meeting Link Password: Plan Meeting Time: 6:30pm Agenda C/DS-2021-003 (E&B Paving) Staff Report & Materials

03/22/2021

The March 22, 2021 Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of applications.

The next Board meeting is scheduled for April 26, 2021.

03/09/2021

The March 10, 2021 Columbus and Bartholomew County Plan Commission meetings have been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.

The next regularly scheduled meetings are April 14, 2021.

The City of Columbus is proud to announce that the League of American Bicyclists has recertified our community as a bron...
03/02/2021

The City of Columbus is proud to announce that the League of American Bicyclists has recertified our community as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community.

This award celebrates the great work previously accomplished and currently underway in our community to make bicycling safe for everyone. Thank you to the wonderful community partners and organizations that continue to promote and encourage bicycling in our community!

¡Está invitado a completar una breve encuesta sobre las necesidades de transporte en su comunidad! La encuesta, disponib...
03/01/2021
ENCUESTA DE NECESIDADES DE TRANSPORTE DE SERVICIO PÚBLICO Y HUMANO EN INDIANA 2021

¡Está invitado a completar una breve encuesta sobre las necesidades de transporte en su comunidad! La encuesta, disponible en https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Indiana_transportes_espanol, es
parte de una evaluación de las necesidades de movilidad que se incluirá en el Plan de transporte de servicios humanos y transporte público coordinado para los condados de Columbus y Bartholomew.

Un plan coordinado evalúa las necesidades de movilidad y las brechas en el servicio de transporte para adultos mayores, personas con discapacidades, personas de bajos ingresos y el público en general, e identifica proyectos que satisfarán estas necesidades y cerrarán las brechas. La encuesta estará abierta hasta el 31 de marzo de 2021. Si desea recibir una copia impresa de la encuesta con un sobre de devolución sellado, o si desea recibir la encuesta en un formato alternativo, comuníquese con RLS & Associates al ( 937) 299-5007 o [email protected].

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You are invited to complete a brief survey on transportation needs in your community! The survey, available at https://w...
03/01/2021
2021 Indiana Public and Human Service Transportation Needs Survey

You are invited to complete a brief survey on transportation needs in your community! The survey, available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Indiana_Transportation, is part of a mobility needs assessment that will be included in the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan for Columbus and Bartholomew County.

A coordinated plan assesses mobility needs and gaps in transportation service for older adults, individuals with disabilities, people with low incomes, and the general public, and identifies projects that will meet these needs and close the gaps. The survey will be open until March 31, 2021. If you would like to receive a printed copy of the survey with a stamped return envelope, or if you would like to receive the survey in an alternate format, please contact RLS & Associates at (937) 299-5007 or [email protected].

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02/19/2021

The February 23, 2021 Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.

The next regularly scheduled meeting is March 23, 2021.

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 7:00pm.Due to COVID-...
02/19/2021
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - February 22, 2021

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 7:00pm.

Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Please contact the Planning Department for all COVID-19 procedures and meeting instructions.

To view the meeting agenda, review the staff report materials, and access the link for the virtual meeting, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2021/02/03/bartholomew-county-board-of-zoning-appeals-march-22-2021/

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. WebEx Meeting Link Password: Plan Meeting Time: 7:00pm Agenda B/CU-2021-001 (Oberholtzer) Staff Report and Meeting Materials Additional Materials WebEx Instructions and other Meeting Infor...

02/08/2021

The February 10, 2021 City Plan Commission meeting has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place on March 10, 2021.

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:30am. Due to COVID-19, r...
02/08/2021
Bartholomew County Plan Commission - February 10, 2021

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:30am.

Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Please contact the Planning Department for all COVID-19 procedures and meeting instructions.

For the virtual meeting participant link and the agenda for the meeting, visit the Planning Department website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2021/02/03/bartholomew-county-plan-commission-march-10-2021/

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. WebEx Meeting Link Password: Plan Meeting Time: 8:30 am Agenda MI/P-19-14: James Brooks Minor Subdivision (Staff Report and Materials) MI/P-2020-017: Country Hills Minor Subdivision (Staff...

Covid-19 Community Task Force
02/05/2021

Covid-19 Community Task Force

Mayor Jim Lienhoop recently received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

If you're age 65 or older, you're eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Make an appointment by visiting ourshot.in.gov or by calling the Community Helpline at 211.

You can also make an appointment at Kroger at:
https://www.kroger.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinated

The City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 6:30pm.Due to C...
01/25/2021
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - January 26, 2021

The City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 6:30pm.

Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Please contact the Planning Department for all COVID-19 procedures and meeting instructions.

To view the meeting agenda and access the link for the virtual meeting, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/12/30/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-january-26-2020/

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. WebEx Meeting Link Meeting Time: 6:30pm Agenda C/CU-2020-014: Faith Lutheran Church - Staff Report & Application Materials

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually today, January 25, 2021, at 7:00pm.Due to COVID-19, r...
01/25/2021
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - January 25, 2021

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually today, January 25, 2021, at 7:00pm.

Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Please contact the Planning Department for all COVID-19 procedures and meeting instructions.

To view the meeting agenda and access the link for the virtual meeting, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/12/30/bartholomew-county-board-of-zoning-appeals-january-25-2021/

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. WebEx Meeting Link Meeting Time: 7:00 pm Agenda B/DS-2020-011 (Marathon) Staff Report and Materials

01/12/2021

The January 13, 2021 County Plan Commission meeting has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place on February 10, 2021.

The City of Columbus Plan Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 4:00pm.Due to COVID-19, remot...
01/12/2021
Columbus Plan Commission - January 13, 2021

The City of Columbus Plan Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 4:00pm.

Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Please contact the Planning Department for all COVID-19 procedures and meeting instructions.

For the virtual meeting participant link and the agenda for the meeting, visit the Planning Department website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2021/01/06/columbus-plan-commission-january-13-2021/

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Meeting Time: 4:00pm Meeting Agenda MP-2020-008 (Central Townhomes Minor Subdivision) Staff Report and Materials  

The City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually tomorrow, December 15, 2020, at 6:30pm.Due to COVID-19,...
12/14/2020
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - December 15, 2020

The City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually tomorrow, December 15, 2020, at 6:30pm.

Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Please contact the Planning Department for all COVID-19 procedures and meeting instructions.

To view the meeting agenda and access the link for the virtual meeting, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/12/01/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-december-15-2020/

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Meeting Link: The WebEx meeting link will be posted the day of the meeting. Meeting Time: 6:30 pm Agenda C/DS-2020-021: Tom Wetherald (formerly Jarret Rixmann) (Staff Report and Materials)...

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually today, December 14, 2020, at 7:00pm.Due to COVID-19, ...
12/14/2020
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - December 14, 2020

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually today, December 14, 2020, at 7:00pm.

Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Please contact the Planning Department for all COVID-19 procedures and meeting instructions.

To view the meeting agenda and access the link for the virtual meeting, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/12/01/bartholomew-county-board-of-zoning-appeals-december-14-2020/

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Meeting Link: The WebEx meeting link will be posted the day of the meeting. Meeting Time: 7:00 pm   Agenda B/CU-2020-006 (450 North Brewing): Staff Report & Materials B/DS-2020-009 (Larry...

12/07/2020

The December 9 City Plan Commission and County Plan Commission meetings have been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.

The next regularly scheduled meetings will take place on January 13, 2021.

The City continues to collect public input about bicycle and pedestrian improvements along the 17th Street – 19th Street...
11/20/2020

The City continues to collect public input about bicycle and pedestrian improvements along the 17th Street – 19th Street corridor. If you haven’t provided your feedback yet, please watch a video at www.columbus.in.gov/17and19/ to learn about the possible improvements and provide your feedback in a short survey. The City is collecting input through November 25.

Keep our community safe from COVID-19. Where a mask when you go out in public.
11/20/2020

Keep our community safe from COVID-19. Where a mask when you go out in public.

11/19/2020
Wear It

When you drive your car, you buckle up. When you go out in public, wear a mask.

11/19/2020

The Bartholomew County BZA meeting scheduled for November 23, 2020 and the City of Columbus BZA meeting scheduled for November 24, 2020 have both been canceled due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the community and the desire to ensure that everyone can participate in these meetings in the safest manner possible.

All items on the agenda for each of these meetings will be rescheduled for consideration at the December 14 Bartholomew County and December 15 City of Columbus Board meetings, as appropriate. The December meetings will be conducted virtually.

Please contact the Planning Department at 812-376-2550 with questions.

The City is exploring bicycle and pedestrian improvements along the 17th Street – 19th Street corridor, an important eas...
10/28/2020

The City is exploring bicycle and pedestrian improvements along the 17th Street – 19th Street corridor, an important east-west route providing access to Noblitt, Donner, and Lincoln Parks. In order to make this corridor comfortable for bicyclists of all ages and abilities, the City is considering the implementation of either a bicycle boulevard or a sidepath along the full length of the corridor.

HELP US MAKE A SELECTION BY PROVIDING YOUR FEEDBACK!

Watch a video at www.columbus.in.gov/17and19/, which details the bicycle boulevard and sidepath options and describes how the streets could change with these improvements.

After watching the video, provide your feedback in a short survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/17and19

The City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tomorrow, October 27, 2020 at 6:30pm.The public is encouraged to ...
10/26/2020
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - October 27, 2020

The City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tomorrow, October 27, 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/2020/10/05/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-october-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 ...

10/26/2020

There will not be a Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting in October due to lack of business. Their next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 23, 2020 at 7:00pm.

In May 2020, the Columbus Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) began the process of updating our area's Metro...
10/12/2020
CAMPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan

In May 2020, the Columbus Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) began the process of updating our area's Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), formerly known as the Long Range Transportation Plan.

Our community's current MTP was adopted in 2016. It assessed existing transportation infrastructure, identified transportation needs, and prioritized investments to establish a safe, efficient, and multi-modal transportation network.

The ongoing update will re-evaluate the goals and strategies established in 2016 in order to create an updated document that reflects our community's current transportation needs and establishes a plan for enhancing our community's roads, public transit, trails, and sidewalks.

Public input is critical to the development of the MTP update! Please follow the link below to a short survey about your use of our community's transportation system.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CAMPO_TransportationPlan

To learn more about the MTP Update, visit www.columbus.in.gov/planning/mtp.

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The City of Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 4:00pm.In order to take necessary COVID...
10/12/2020
Columbus Plan Commission - October 14, 2020

The City of Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, October 14, 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 at 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/2020/10/05/columbus-plan-commission-october-14-2020/

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...

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