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/.

02/11/2020

The February meeting of the Columbus Plan Commission will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 4:00pm in the Fair Oaks Mall.

The Plan Commission will consider the following:

(1) A request by Garden City Mobile Home Park to annex 5.59 acres into the Columbus City limits and rezone 1 acre from RS2 (Residential: Single Family 2) to RMH (Residential: Manufactured Home), located at 960 Jonesville Road and 611 Garden Street.
(2) A request by BHI Retirement Communities to annex 39.06 acres into the Columbus City limits and rezone 38.63 acres from AP (Agriculture: Preferred) to RM (Residential: Multi-Family), located at the northeast corner of Rocky Ford Road and Talley Road.
3) A request by Hill Family Trusts to annex 80 acres into the Columbus City Limits and to rezone 80 acres from AP (Agriculture: Preferred) to I-3 (Industrial: Heavy), located at on the west side of 300 West and approximately 1,300 feet south of Deaver Road.

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

02/11/2020

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will not meet for its regularly scheduled February meeting, which was scheduled for February 12, 2020, due to a lack of agenda items. Their next meeting is scheduled for March 11, 2020.

The City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30pm. The meeting will take place at ...
01/24/2020
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - January 28, 2020

The City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30pm. The meeting will take place at Fair Oaks Mall, 2210 25th Street.

For more information about the meeting, including the meeting agenda, visit the Planning Department website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/01/06/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-january-28-2020/

Location: Fair Oaks Mall Meeting Time: 6:30 pm Agenda C/DS-19-43: Thompson Furniture - Staff Report & Materials C/DS-19-47: iMechanic - Staff Report & Materials C/CU-19-13: Luke Otte - Staff Report & Materials C/CU-19-14: Clinton Mann - Staff Report & Materials C/DS-19-48: Clinton Mann - Staff Repor...

The January meeting of the Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals is Monday, January 27 at 7:00pm. The meeting will ...
01/24/2020
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - January 27, 2020

The January meeting of the Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals is Monday, January 27 at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place at Fair Oaks Mall, 2210 25th Street.

For more information about this meeting visit the Planning Department website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2020/01/06/bartholomew-county-board-of-zoning-appeals-january-27-2020/

Location: Fair Oaks Mall Meeting Time: 7:00 pm Agenda Lee Stephenson B/CU-19-12: Jerry McCrory - Staff Report & Materials B/CU-19-13: Verizon Wireless - Staff Report & Materials   For more information about the meeting or a specific case, contact the City of Columbus – Bartholomew County Planning...

01/06/2020

The January meeting of the Columbus Plan Commission will be held on Wednesday, January 8 at 4:00pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider the following: (1) a request by Sprague Company for approval of a site development plan for 2 new freestanding signs at 430 2nd Street and (2) a request by Get Go Cafe & Market to rezone 3.6 acres from a combination of AP (Agriculture: Preferred) and CC (Commercial: Community) to CR (Commercial: Regional) at 3545 West 450 South.

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

01/06/2020

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will not meet for its regularly scheduled January meeting, which was scheduled for January 8, 2020, due to a lack of agenda items. Their next meeting is scheduled for February 12, 2020.

Have you seen the Ongoing Projects Map on the new Bike Walk Columbus website (www.columbus.in.gov/bikewalk/ongoing-proje...
12/17/2019

Have you seen the Ongoing Projects Map on the new Bike Walk Columbus website (www.columbus.in.gov/bikewalk/ongoing-projects/)?

Visit this interactive map to stay up-to-date on the ongoing public infrastructure projects that include sidewalks, bicycle lanes, trails, and similar infrastructure. The map includes projects that are in all stages of implementation, from conceptual design to construction and completion. The map also includes detailed descriptions of all listed projects, photos of ongoing construction, and estimated timelines for completion!

Continue to visit the map for periodic updates!

The City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30pm. The meeting will take place in...
12/13/2019
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - December 17, 2019

The City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30pm. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

For more information about the meeting, including the meeting agenda, visit the Planning Department website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/12/03/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-december-17-2019/

Location: City Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 6:30 pm Agenda C/DS-19-38 (Dwight & Kristen Doig) Staff Report & Materials C/DS-19-43 (Thompson Furniture) Staff Report and Materials C/CU-19-12 (Hog Molly Brewing Company) Staff Report and Materials C/UV-19-04 and C/DS-19-44 (Patrick Wilde...

The December meeting of the Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals is Monday, December 16 at 7:00pm. The meeting wil...
12/13/2019
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - December 16, 2019

The December meeting of the Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals is Monday, December 16 at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

For more information about this meeting visit the Planning Department website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/12/03/bartholomew-county-board-of-zoning-appeals-december-16-2019/

Location: City Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 7:00 pm Agenda B/CU-18-01 (Simmons Winery) Staff Report and Materials For more information about the meeting or a specific case, contact the City of Columbus – Bartholomew County Planning Department at (812)376-2550

The December meeting of the Columbus Plan Commission will be held on Wednesday, December 11 at 4:00pm in the Council Cha...
12/09/2019
Columbus Plan Commission - December 11, 2019

The December meeting of the Columbus Plan Commission will be held on Wednesday, December 11 at 4:00pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider the following: (1) a request to annex a 14,374 square foot property at 2860 West 200 South in to the City of Columbus corporate limits; (2) a request to rezone 2.3 acres from AP (Agriculture: Preferred) to AG (Agriculture: General) at 5375 Lowell Road; (3) a request by the Sanctuary to revise a site development plan at 3939 Central Avenue; (4) a request by Garden City Mobile Home Park to rezone 1 acre from RS2 (Residential: Single Family 2) to RMH (Residential: Manufactured Home) at 960 Jonesville Road; (5) a request by Giesting Financial for approval of a site development plan for a new sign at 904 Washington Street; and (6) a request by the Columbus Philharmonic to revise a site development plan at 315 Franklin Street.

For more information, including the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit our website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/12/03/columbus-plan-commission-december-11-2019/

Location: City Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 4:00 pm Meeting Agenda ANX-19-07 (Dan Shriner): Staff Report and Materials RZ-19-10 (Karl and Katha Hoefle): Staff Report and Materials DP-19-10 (The Sanctuary): Staff Report and Materials RZ-19-08 (Garden City Mobile Home Park): Staff Repo...

12/09/2019

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will not meet for its regularly scheduled December meeting, which was scheduled for December 11, 2019, due to a lack of agenda items.

The November meeting of the City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals is Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30pm. The meeting will...
11/25/2019
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - November 26, 2019

The November meeting of the City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals is Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30pm. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

For more information about the meeting, including the meeting agenda, visit the Planning Department website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/10/31/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-november-26-2019/

Location: City Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 6:30 pm Meeting Agenda C/DS-19-34 (Reginald Witt) Staff Report & Meeting Materials C/DS-19-36 (James Elkins) Staff Report & Meeting Materials C/DS-19-38 (Dwight & Kristen Doig) Staff Report & Meeting Materials C/DS-19-40 (Sprague Townhomes)...

The November meeting of the Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals is today (Monday, November 25) at 7:00pm. The mee...
11/25/2019
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - November 25, 2019

The November meeting of the Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals is today (Monday, November 25) at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

For more information about this meeting visit the Planning Department website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/10/31/bartholomew-county-board-of-zoning-appeals-november-25-2019/

Location: City Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 7:00 pm Meeting Agenda B/CU-19-05 & B/DS-19-10 (Lee Stephens) Staff Report & Materials B/DS-19-11 (Lee Stephens) Staff Report & Materials B/DS-19-09: Chad Brown (Staff Report and Materials) B/CU-19-08 (Mossy Acres Flower Farm)

The Planning Department and the City of Columbus are excited to launch the new Bike Walk Columbus website! This website ...
11/22/2019
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The Planning Department and the City of Columbus are excited to launch the new Bike Walk Columbus website! This website features interactive maps, safety tips, information about ongoing construction projects, and numerous other resources for pedestrians and bicyclists in Columbus and Bartholomew County. Explore the site by visiting www.columbus.in.gov/bikewalk/ and continue to check back for periodic updates!

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...

The November meeting of the Columbus Plan Commission will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, November 13, 2019) at 4:00pm in t...
11/12/2019
Columbus Plan Commission - November 13, 2019

The November meeting of the Columbus Plan Commission will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, November 13, 2019) at 4:00pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider the following: (1) a request by the Sanctuary to revise a site development plan at 3939 Central Avenue; (2) updated Rules of Procedure for the Plan Commission; (3) a request to annex 78.93 acres into the City of Columbus at 4650 West 450 South, in Wayne Township; and (4) a request to rezone 76.52 acres from AP (Agriculture: Preferred) to I-3 (Industrial: Heavy) at 4650 West 450 South, in Wayne Township.

For more information, including the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit our website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/10/31/columbus-plan-commission-november-13-2019/

Location: City Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 4:00 pm   For more information about the meeting or a specific case, contact the City of Columbus – Bartholomew County Planning Department at (812)376-2550

11/12/2019

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet tomorrow (Wednesday, November 13, 2019) at 8:30am in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider General Resolution #2019-03: Zoning Ordinance Revisions, which includes a series of recommended Zoning Ordinance amendments to the Columbus & Bartholomew County Zoning Ordinance for the jurisdiction of Bartholomew County.

For more information about the meeting, please contact the Planning Department at 812-376-2550.

The October meeting of the City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals is Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30pm. The meeting will t...
10/18/2019
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - October 22, 2019

The October meeting of the City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals is Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30pm. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

For more information about the meeting, including the agenda, visit the Planning Department website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/09/30/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-october-22-2019/

Location: City Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 6:30 pm Agenda C/DS-19-32 (Keith & Joan Allison) Staff Report & Materials For more information about the meeting or a specific case, contact the City of Columbus – Bartholomew County Planning Department at (812)376-2550

The October meeting of the Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals is Monday, October 21 at 7:00pm. The meeting will ...
10/18/2019
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - October 21, 2019

The October meeting of the Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals is Monday, October 21 at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

For more information about this meeting visit the Planning Department website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/09/30/bartholomew-county-board-of-zoning-appeals-october-21-2019/

Location: City Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 7:00 pm Agenda B/CU-19-05 (Lee Stephenson) Staff Report & Materials B/CU-19-07 (Ogilville Christian Church) Staff Report & Materials B/CU-19-08 (Wendy Kirts) Staff Report & Materials B/DS-19-08 (Darrell Kendrick) Staff Report & Materials Fo...

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 4:00pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Wash...
10/08/2019
Columbus Plan Commission - October 9, 2019

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 4:00pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider the following: (1) a request to annex 2.38 acres and approximately 10,890 square feet of right-of-way into the Columbus Corporate Limits at 352 South 350 West and 4960 W Goeller Boulevard and (2) a request by the Sanctuary to revise a site development plan at 3939 Central Avenue.

For more information, including the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit our website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/09/30/columbus-plan-commission-october-9-2019/

Location: City Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 4:00 pm   For more information about the meeting or a specific case, contact the City of Columbus – Bartholomew County Planning Department at (812)376-2550

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 8:30am in the Council Chambers, City Hall...
10/08/2019
Bartholomew County Plan Commission - October 9, 2019

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 8:30am in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider the following: (1) a request to rezone 31.98 acres, located approximately 580 feet east of Bear Lane and south of County Road 700 North, from I-2 (Industrial: General) to RM (Residential: Multi-Family) and (2) a request to rezone 4.97 acres from I-1 (Industrial: Light) to CR (Commercial: Regional) at 11340 North Heflen Park Road.

For more information about the meeting, including the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit our website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/09/30/bartholomew-county-plan-commission-october-9-2019/

Location: City Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 8:30 am Agenda B/RZ-19-02 (Redwood Development) Staff Report & Materials B/RZ-19-03 (HPB Auto Sales, LLC) Staff Report & Materials For more information about the meeting or a specific case, contact the City of Columbus – Bartholomew Count...

10/01/2019

The Edinburgh / Bartholomew / Columbus Joint District Plan Commission will meet on Thursday, October 3 at 8:30am in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider a request to rezone 10.95 acres from S1 (Suburban Residential District) to I2 (Industrial District) at the southeast corner of 800 North and 200 West, in German Township.

For more information, please contact the Planning Department at 812-376-2550.

Please join the Planning Department in welcoming Chelsea Cottingham as the Department’s new Floodplain Manager!  Chelsea...
09/10/2019

Please join the Planning Department in welcoming Chelsea Cottingham as the Department’s new Floodplain Manager!

Chelsea holds a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Environmental Science from Indiana University and most recently worked as a Watershed Specialist with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

As the Floodplain Manager, Chelsea will serve as the point of contact in the Planning Department for all floodplain related activities. Among many other tasks, she will meet with the public to discuss property-specific floodplain issues and development regulations, serve as the Department’s contact with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), and will manage the City of Columbus Flood Risk Management Plan.

We’re excited to have you in the office, Chelsea!

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4:00pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 W...
09/09/2019
Columbus Plan Commission - September 11, 2019

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4:00pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider the following: (1) a request to annex 16.83 acres and 2.14 acres of right-of-way into the Columbus Corporate Limits at the northwest corner of State Road 58 and 300 West; (2) a request to rezone 16.83 acres, at the northwest corner of State Road 58 and 300 West, from AP (Agriculture: Preferred) to I-3 (Industrial: Heavy); (3) a request to annex 2.38 acres and approximately 10,890 square feet of right-of-way into the Columbus Corporate Limits at 352 South 350 West and 4960 W Goeller Boulevard; (4) a resolution favorably recommending proposed revisions to the City of Columbus & Bartholomew County Zoning Ordinance for the jurisdiction of the City of Columbus; (5) a request by the Bartholomew County Historical Society for approval of a site development plan for a new freestanding sign; and (6) a request by the Sanctuary to revise a site development plan at 3939 Central Avenue.

For more information, including the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit our website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/08/20/columbus-plan-commission-september-11-2019/

Location: City Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 4:00 pm Agenda ANX-19-04 & RZ-19-07: Deckard Family Trust - Staff Report & Materials ANX-19-05: Mt. Pleasant Christian Union Church - Staff Report & Materials General Resolution #2019-02: Zoning Ordinance Revisions DP-19-09: Bartholomew Cou...

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Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington Street
Columbus, IN
47201

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