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 servi 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 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.

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The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 6:30pm. Due to COVID-19, remote participati...
12/20/2021
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - December 21, 2021

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Tuesday, December 21, 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.

For the virtual meeting participant link and other meeting materials, visit our website at:

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote public participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Remote participation is available through the WebEx meeting link below. Meeting Time: 6:30 pm WebEx Meeting Link Password: Plan Agenda DS-2021-022: Jaggers Staff Report & Materials....

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet today (Monday, December 20, 2021) at 7:00pm. Due to COVID-19, r...
12/20/2021
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - December 20, 2021

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet today (Monday, December 20, 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.

For the virtual meeting participant link and the meeting materials, visit the Planning Department website at:

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote public participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Remote participation is available through the WebEx meeting link below. Meeting Time: 7:00 pm WebEx Meeting Link Password: Plan Agenda CU-2021-006: Tailwaggers 2 Staff Report and Ma...

12/06/2021

The December 8, 2021 meetings of both the Bartholomew County and City of Columbus Plan Commissions have been canceled due to a lack of agenda items. The next regularly scheduled meeting for both the County and City Plan Commissions is January 12, 2022.

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Tuesday, November 23 at 6:30pm. Due to COVID-19, remote participation in ...
11/19/2021
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - November 23, 2021

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Tuesday, November 23 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.

For the virtual meeting participant link and other meeting materials, visit our website at:

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote public participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Remote participation is available through the WebEx meeting link below. Meeting Time: 6:30 pm WebEx Meeting Link Password: Plan Agenda C/DS-2021-021 (Friendship Missionary Baptist C...

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Monday, November 22 at 7:00pm. Due to COVID-19, remote particip...
11/19/2021
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - November 22, 2021

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Monday, November 22 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.

For the virtual meeting participant link and other meeting materials, visit our website at:

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote public participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Remote participation is available through the WebEx meeting link below. Meeting Time: 7:00 pm WebEx Meeting Link Password: Plan Agenda B/DS-2021-005 (Curtis Sipes) Staff Report & Ma...

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 4:00pm.Due to COVID-19, remote participation i...
11/08/2021
Columbus Plan Commission - November 10, 2021

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, November 10, 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 meeting instructions.

For the virtual meeting participant link and the agenda for the meeting, visit the Planning Department website at:

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote public participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Remote participation is available through the WebEx meeting link below. Meeting Time: 4:00 pm WebEx Meeting Link Password: Plan Agenda RZ-2021-005: Cornerstone Holdings (Staff Repor...

11/08/2021

The November 10, 2021 Bartholomew County Plan Commission meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of business items.
The next regularly scheduled meeting is December 8, 2021.

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, October 26 at 6:30pm. Due to COVID-19, remote particip...
10/25/2021
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - October 26, 2021

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, October 26 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.

For the virtual meeting participant link and other meeting materials, visit our website at:

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required Meeting Time: 6:30pm WebEx Meeting Link Password: Plan Agenda C/CU-2021-006 & C/DS-2021-021 (Friendship Missionary Baptist Church) Staff Report and Materials C/CU-2021-007 & C/DS-2021-020 (...

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet today, Monday, October 25 at 7:00pm. Due to COVID-19, remote pa...
10/25/2021
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - October 25, 2021

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet today, Monday, October 25 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.

For the virtual meeting participant link and other meeting materials, visit our website at:

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required Meeting Time: 7:00pm WebEx Meeting Link Password: Plan Meeting Agenda B/CU-2021-004 (Jason Wullenweber, Steve Stigler, and Andrew Dipzinski: ASJ Properties) Staff Report and Materials B/DS-...

The Columbus Area Metropolitan Transportation Plan is available for public comment until October 25.  Visit our website ...
10/18/2021
CAMPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan

The Columbus Area Metropolitan Transportation Plan is available for public comment until October 25. Visit our website below to review the plan. Send your comments by email to [email protected], by mail to CAMPO at 123 Washington Street, Columbus IN 47201, or by phone to 812-376-2557. You can also fill out a comment card, available in the lobby of the Mill Race Transit Station.

In addition to comments on the long-range plan, we would welcome any comments about transportation issues you face in getting to work, school, shopping, local parks, medical appointments and other destinations. We want to know about improvements you would like to see in all types of transportation facilities that you use, including roads, transit service, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

www.columbus.in.gov/planning/mtp

Draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan CAMPO has been in the process of updating its long-range transportation plan, known as the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), for the last several months. The MTP is updated every five years, a cycle that ensures that the document reflects ever-changi...

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 4:00pm.Due to COVID-19, remote participation in...
10/11/2021
Columbus Plan Commission - October 13, 2021

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, October 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 meeting instructions.

For the virtual meeting participant link and the agenda for the meeting, visit the Planning Department website at:

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote public participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. Meeting Time: 4:00pm WebEx Meeting Link Password: Plan Agenda September 8, 2021 Meeting Minutes PP-2021-002: CRH Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat Revision Staff Report & Materials...

10/11/2021

The October 13, 2021 Bartholomew County Plan Commission meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of applications filed.
The next regularly scheduled meeting is November 10, 2021.

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, September 28 at 6:30pm. Due to COVID-19, remote partic...
09/27/2021
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - September 28, 2021

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, September 28 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.

For the virtual meeting participant link and other meeting materials,
visit our website at

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. https://cityofcolumbusin.webex.com/cityofcolumbusin/j.php?MTID=m94d095edcb4d71f4615ccc435028436f Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 6:30 pm | 3 hours | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Event numb...

09/27/2021

The September 27, 2021 Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of applications. The next regularly scheduled meeting is October 25, 2021.

Please help the Planning Department welcome Noah Pappas as the Department’s newest Land Use Planner! Noah graduated from...
09/15/2021

Please help the Planning Department welcome Noah Pappas as the Department’s newest Land Use Planner!

Noah graduated from Albion College in 2019 with a degree in Public Policy and most recently worked for the City of Indianapolis in the Business and Neighborhood Services Department. He originates from the metro Indianapolis region and is a dedicated New York Yankees fan.

As a Land Use Planner Noah will be responsible for processing and reviewing development applications, such as site plans, sign applications, variances, rezonings, and similar requests. He will also work closely with property owners, developers, and other stakeholders to communicate the development requirements of the Zoning Ordinance.

Welcome to the office, Noah!

Please help the Planning Department welcome Noah Pappas as the Department’s newest Land Use Planner!

Noah graduated from Albion College in 2019 with a degree in Public Policy and most recently worked for the City of Indianapolis in the Business and Neighborhood Services Department. He originates from the metro Indianapolis region and is a dedicated New York Yankees fan.

As a Land Use Planner Noah will be responsible for processing and reviewing development applications, such as site plans, sign applications, variances, rezonings, and similar requests. He will also work closely with property owners, developers, and other stakeholders to communicate the development requirements of the Zoning Ordinance.

Welcome to the office, Noah!

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 4:00pm.Due to COVID-19, remote participation i...
09/07/2021
Columbus Plan Commission - September 8, 2021

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, September 8, 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 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/2021/09/01/columbus-plan-commission-september-8-2021/

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is required. WebEx Meeting Link Password: Plan Meeting Time: 4:00pm Agenda PP-2021-001: Columbus Oaks Major Subdivision preliminary Plat 2nd Revision - Staff Report and Materials MP-2021-006: Technolog...

09/07/2021

The September 8, 2021 Bartholomew County Plan Commission meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.
The next regularly scheduled meeting is October 13, 2021.

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, August 24 at 6:30pm. Due to COVID-19, remote participa...
08/23/2021
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - August 24, 2021

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, August 24 at 6:30pm.

Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is recommended. In-person attendance is permitted and will be subject to certain restrictions. Please contact the Planning Department for all COVID-19 procedures and meeting instructions.

For the virtual meeting participant link and other meeting materials, visit our website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2021/08/06/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-august-24-2021/

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is recommended. Limited in-person attendance is permitted, and will be subject to certain restrictions. The meeting will take place in the Meeting Hall at Columbus City Hall, located at 123 Washington....

08/23/2021

The August 23, 2021 Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.

The next regularly scheduled meeting is September 27, 2021.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently finalized updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for the area...
08/10/2021
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently finalized updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for the area surrounding Haw Creek. These new maps contain changes to the floodplain boundaries and base flood elevations (BFEs) along Haw Creek in Bartholomew County and the City of Columbus.

FEMA and the City of Columbus invite you to a virtual public open house to learn more about these revised flood maps. The open house will take place on August 12, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. via Zoom. To join, visit https://zoom.us/join, Meeting ID: 921 8433 5320, Password: Bart.

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The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 8:30am.Due to COVID-19, remote partici...
08/09/2021
Bartholomew County Plan Commission - August 11, 2021

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 8:30am.

Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is encouraged. In-person attendance will be limited and subject to certain restrictions. 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/2021/08/06/bartholomew-county-plan-commission-august-11-2021/

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is recommended. Limited in-person attendance is permitted, and will be subject to certain restrictions. The meeting will take place in the Meeting Hall at Columbus City Hall, located at 123 Washington....

08/09/2021

The August 11, 2021 Columbus Plan Commission meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.

The next regularly scheduled meeting is September 8, 2021.

City Buildings Begin New Mask Requirements due to COVID-19Due to the increased spread of the COVID-19 virus, specificall...
08/07/2021

City Buildings Begin New Mask Requirements due to COVID-19

Due to the increased spread of the COVID-19 virus, specifically the Delta variant, there will be a new mask requirement for anyone in City buildings, beginning Monday, August 9. City buildings will continue to be open to the public, but we ask that any visitors wear a mask while inside conducting businesses. Masks will not be required at any outdoor city facility.

Learn more at https://www.columbus.in.gov/city-buildings-begin-new-mask-requirements-due-to-covid-19/.

City Buildings Begin New Mask Requirements due to COVID-19

Due to the increased spread of the COVID-19 virus, specifically the Delta variant, there will be a new mask requirement for anyone in City buildings, beginning Monday, August 9. City buildings will continue to be open to the public, but we ask that any visitors wear a mask while inside conducting businesses. Masks will not be required at any outdoor city facility.

Learn more at https://www.columbus.in.gov/city-buildings-begin-new-mask-requirements-due-to-covid-19/.

Join the Planning Department at an open house to discuss an update to the CAMPO long range transportation plan, known as...
08/03/2021
Columbus Area Transportation Plan Open House

Join the Planning Department at an open house to discuss an update to the CAMPO long range transportation plan, known as the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)! The MTP is a roadmap for how local government in the Columbus Area will plan, build, operate, maintain, and partner on transportation improvements over the next 25 years. The open house will provide an opportunity for the public to share needed transportation improvements, including addressing unsafe intersections, increasing bus service, closing sidewalk gaps, or improvements for local streets or state highways.

The open house details are below:
Thursday, August 5, 2021
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Columbus Fire Department's Evolution Training Center
2670 Verhulst Street

Learn more about the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/columbus-area-transportation-plan-open-house-tickets-163665169929

Join us for an open house to provide input on the Columbus area long-range transportation plan!

Come see us at the Farmer's Market tomorrow! Planning Department staff will be at the community booth to discuss the Bic...
07/30/2021
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Come see us at the Farmer's Market tomorrow! Planning Department staff will be at the community booth to discuss the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update. If you can't join us tomorrow, be sure to provide your feedback about the draft bicycle and pedestrian maps at www.columbus.in.gov/bikewalk/

The City’s network of sidewalks, trails, bicycle lanes, and related infrastructure is a critical component of the community-wide transportation system. Through this bicycle and pedestrian network, the City strives to provide residents and visitors with a safe, convenient, and attractive alternativ...

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