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 Planni

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 Planni

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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...

07/29/2021
The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30pm. Due to COVID-19, remote participati...
07/26/2021
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - July 27, 2021

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, July 27 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/2021/07/07/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-july-27-2021/

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....

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet today (Monday, July 26) at 7:00pm. Due to COVID-19, remote part...
07/26/2021
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - July 26, 2021

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet today (Monday, July 26) at 7:00pm.

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/2021/07/07/bartholomew-county-board-of-zoning-appeals-july-26-2021/

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....

This week we'll continue to feature members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update Steering Committee. They're sharin...
07/26/2021

This week we'll continue to feature members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update Steering Committee. They're sharing the reasons that a safe and connected bicycle and pedestrian network is important to them!

Also, be sure to review the draft bicycle and pedestrian maps and tell us which proposed improvements you believe are most needed at www.columbus.in.gov/bikewalk

This week we'll continue to feature members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update Steering Committee. They're sharing the reasons that a safe and connected bicycle and pedestrian network is important to them!

Also, be sure to review the draft bicycle and pedestrian maps and tell us which proposed improvements you believe are most needed at www.columbus.in.gov/bikewalk

Why is the City of Columbus bicycle and pedestrian network important to you? Tell us in the comments!Also, tell us which...
07/20/2021

Why is the City of Columbus bicycle and pedestrian network important to you? Tell us in the comments!

Also, tell us which proposed improvements to the bicycle/pedestrian network you think are needed most at www.columbus.in.gov/bikewalk

Why is the City of Columbus bicycle and pedestrian network important to you? Tell us in the comments!

Also, tell us which proposed improvements to the bicycle/pedestrian network you think are needed most at www.columbus.in.gov/bikewalk

Since before the first People Trail was constructed in the 1980s, members of the Columbus community have expressed the n...
07/19/2021
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Since before the first People Trail was constructed in the 1980s, members of the Columbus community have expressed the need for a safe and connected system of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. When we recently collected community input on needed expansions and improvements to the City's system of sidewalks, trails, and similar infrastructure, there remained a strong desire to continue improving Columbus' bicycle and pedestrian network.

Follow us over the next 2 weeks as we share thoughts from some of your neighbors, friends, and fellow community members about why they value and rely upon a safe and continually-improving bicycle and pedestrian network.

Also, as the City continues to plan for future improvements to the network as part of the ongoing effort to update the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, we're seeking your input on how to prioritize proposed, future improvements. Visit www.columbus.in.gov/bikewalk/ to learn more about the Plan Update and provide your input about the most needed improvements!

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 Columbus Area Bicentennial Commission is midway through the yearlong community celebration. Learn more about the way...
07/15/2021

The Columbus Area Bicentennial Commission is midway through the yearlong community celebration. Learn more about the ways our community has commemorated the bicentennial, and plan to attend an upcoming event.

https://www.columbus.in.gov/columbus-area-bicentennial-commission-sees-successful-start-to-celebration/

The Columbus Area Bicentennial Commission is midway through the yearlong community celebration. Learn more about the ways our community has commemorated the bicentennial, and plan to attend an upcoming event.

https://www.columbus.in.gov/columbus-area-bicentennial-commission-sees-successful-start-to-celebration/

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 4:00pm.Due to COVID-19, remote participation in th...
07/12/2021
Columbus Plan Commission - July 14, 2021

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 4:00pm.

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/2021/07/07/columbus-plan-commission-july-14-2021/

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....

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 8:30am.Due to COVID-19, remote participa...
07/12/2021
Bartholomew County Plan Commission - July 14, 2021

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 14, 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/2021/07/07/bartholomew-county-plan-commission-july-14-2021/

Location: Due to COVID-19, remote participation in this meeting, rather than in-person attendance, is encouraged. Remote participation is available through the WebEx meeting link below. Limited in-person attendance is permitted, and will be subject to certain restrictions. The meeting will take plac...

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6:30pm.Due to COVID-19, remote participation...
06/21/2021
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - June 22, 2012

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6:30pm.

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/2021/05/28/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-june-22-2012/

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....

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on today (Monday, June 21) at 7:00pm. Due to COVID-19, remote p...
06/21/2021
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - June 21, 2021

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on today (Monday, June 21) at 7:00pm.

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 meeting agenda, visit our website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2021/05/28/bartholomew-county-board-of-zoning-appeals-june-21-2021/

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....

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