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/.

The July meeting of the City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals is Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30pm. The meeting will take pl...
07/19/2019
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - July 23, 2019

The July meeting of the City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals is Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30pm. 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/2019/07/03/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-july-23-2019/

Location: Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 6:30 pm Agenda C/DS-19-21 (Richard Sprague) Staff Report & Materials C/DS-19-22 (Ciera Baird) Staff Report & Materials C/DS-19-23 (Faurecia) Staff Report & Materials For more information about the meeting or a specific case, contact the City of ...

07/19/2019

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will not meet at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 22 due to a lack of agenda items.

Join us for the first public meeting for the Fair Oaks Mall Master Plan!
07/09/2019

Join us for the first public meeting for the Fair Oaks Mall Master Plan!

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, July 10 at 4:00pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington S...
07/08/2019
Columbus Plan Commission - July 10, 2019

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, July 10 at 4:00pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider the following: (1) a request by Menards to revise a Final PUD Plan in Columbus Crossing; (2) a request by Dollar Tree for approval of a Final PUD Plan in Columbus Crossing; (3) a request to create 1 new lot for a total of 2 lots, including a request to waive the requirement to install a 5-foot sidewalk along the new lot, at 47 North 350 West; (4) a request by the Bartholomew County Commissioners for site development plan approval for a 29 space temporary parking lot at 703 2nd Street; (5) a request to annex 16.83 acres into the Columbus Corporate Limits at the northwest corner of State Road 58 and 300 West; and (6) 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).

For more information about these requests, including the meeting agenda and staff reports, visit our website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/07/03/columbus-plan-commission-july-10-2019/

Location: Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 4:00 pm Agenda PUDF-19-01 (Menards) PUDF-19-02 (Dollar Tree) Staff Report & Meeting Materials DP-19-06 (Bartholomew County Jail Temporary Parking) Staff Report & Meeting Materials ANX-19-04 & RZ-19-07 (Deckard Family Trust) Staff Report & Meetin...

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, July 10 at 8:30am in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Wa...
07/08/2019
Bartholomew County Plan Commission - July 10, 2019

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, July 10 at 8:30am in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider a request to rezone 17,424 square feet from CC (Commercial: Community) to RE (Residential: Established) at 1611 West 650 North, in German Township.

For more information about the meeting, visit our website at the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/07/03/bartholomew-county-plan-commission-july-10-2019/

Location: Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 8:30 am Agenda B/RZ-19-01 (Lee Stephenson) Staff Report & Meeting Materials For more information about the meeting or a specific case, contact the City of Columbus – Bartholomew County Planning Department at (812)376-2550.

If you haven't already participated, the online survey and interactive mapping tool for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan ...
06/26/2019

If you haven't already participated, the online survey and interactive mapping tool for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update will be available though Friday, June 28 at www.columbusbikepedplan.com.

Tell us how you think our bicycle and pedestrian network can be improved!

The June meeting of the City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals is tomorrow (Tuesday, June 25) at 6:30pm. The meeting w...
06/24/2019
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - June 25, 2019

The June meeting of the City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals is tomorrow (Tuesday, June 25) at 6:30pm. 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/2019/06/05/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-june-25-2019/

Location: Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 6:30 pm Meeting Agenda C/CU-19-02, C/CU-19-4, & C/DS-19-07 (Professional Concrete Cutting & Drilling) Staff Report and Materials C/DS-19-14(Mimosa Drive Parking Lot) C/DS-19-15 (Debora Chandler) Staff Report and Materials C/DS-19-16 (Kenneth Ray...

06/24/2019

The Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals will not meet at its scheduled June 24, 2019 meeting due to a lack of agenda items.

Thank you to everyone who attended the public open house yesterday evening!  We enjoyed speaking with you and hearing yo...
06/21/2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the public open house yesterday evening! We enjoyed speaking with you and hearing your ideas for improving our bicycle and pedestrian network!

We hope to see you at our public workshop tomorrow (June 20) at Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington Street!  We'll be the...
06/19/2019

We hope to see you at our public workshop tomorrow (June 20) at Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington Street! We'll be there from 5pm to 8pm. Please come and go as you are able.

If you're unable to join us, please do take our community survey at www.columbusbikepedplan.com to help us improve Columbus' network of trails, bicycle lanes, and sidewalks!

Another great reason that Columbus residents value our network of trails, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes!Visit www.columbu...
06/17/2019

Another great reason that Columbus residents value our network of trails, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes!

Visit www.columbusbikepedplan.com to take our online survey and tell us how you think we can continue to improve our bicycle and pedestrian network!

The Edinburgh/Bartholomew/Columbus Joint District Plan Commission will meet on Monday, June 17 at 8:30am in the City Cou...
06/14/2019
Edinburgh/Bartholomew/Columbus Joint District Plan Commission - June 17, 2019

The Edinburgh/Bartholomew/Columbus Joint District Plan Commission will meet on Monday, June 17 at 8:30am in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Commission will consider a request by Julia Richards to rezone 10.95 acres from S1 (Suburban Residential) to I2 (Industrial).

For more information about the meeting, including the agenda and staff report, visit the Planning Department website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/06/05/edinburgh-bartholomew-columbus-joint-district-plan-commission-june-17-2019/

Location: Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 8:30 am Agenda EBC/RZ-19-01 (Julia Richards) 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.

It's a beautiful day for a walk with your family! Be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming public workshop on June...
06/14/2019

It's a beautiful day for a walk with your family!

Be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming public workshop on June 20. Visit www.columbusbikepedplan.com for more details.

Our community's network of trails, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes are important to Columbus residents for so many reasons!...
06/11/2019

Our community's network of trails, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes are important to Columbus residents for so many reasons!

Visit www.columbusbikepedplan.com to take our online survey and tell us how you think our bicycle and pedestrian network can be improved!

The June meeting of the Columbus Plan Commission is Wednesday, June 12 at 4:00pm. The meeting will take place in the Cou...
06/10/2019
Columbus Plan Commission - June 12, 2019

The June meeting of the Columbus Plan Commission is Wednesday, June 12 at 4:00pm. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider the following: (1) a request by Menards to revise a Final PUD Plan; (2) a resolution approving the Envision Columbus Downtown Strategic Development Plan; (3) a request by Beazer Homes for preliminary plat approval to create 51 lots and 2 common areas; and (4) a request by Dollar Tree for approval of a Final PUD Plan at Columbus Crossing.

For more information about these requests, visit our website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/06/05/columbus-plan-commission-june-12-2019/

Location: Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 4:00 pm Agenda PUDF-19-01 (Menards) Staff Report & Meeting Materials - Requesting a continuance to July General Resolution 2019-01 (Envision Columbus) PP-19-03 (The Enclave at Shadow Creek Farms Subdivision Preliminary Plat) Staff Report & Meeti...

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, June 12 at 8:30am in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Wa...
06/10/2019
Bartholomew County Plan Commission - June 12, 2019

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, June 12 at 8:30am in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider a request to allow the creation of an irregularly shaped lot (Newton Farm Administrative Subdivision).

For more information about the meeting, visit our website at the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/06/05/bartholomew-county-plan-commission-june-12-2019/

Location: Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 8:30 am Meeting Agenda BAD-19-1 (Newton Farm Administrative Subdivision) 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)376-25...

Join us at our public workshop Thursday, June 20 from 5pm to 8pm in the Meeting Hall at Columbus City Hall (123 Washingt...
06/06/2019

Join us at our public workshop Thursday, June 20 from 5pm to 8pm in the Meeting Hall at Columbus City Hall (123 Washington Street). The workshop is an open house format – so join us at any time during the three hour window!

www.columbusbikepedplan.com

Why is Columbus' network of trails, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes important to you?Don't forget to take the online survey...
06/03/2019

Why is Columbus' network of trails, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes important to you?

Don't forget to take the online survey and contribute to the interactive online map at: www.columbusbikepedplan.com.

We've extended the hours of the first public workshop for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update on Thursday, June 20 to...
05/31/2019
Project Information - REA

We've extended the hours of the first public workshop for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update on Thursday, June 20 to 5pm - 8pm! We look forward to seeing you there and hearing your thoughts about bicycle and pedestrian travel in Columbus!

In addition to the public workshop, we also invite you to take an online community survey and contribute to an interactive online map! The interactive map allows you to add points and routes on a map indicating your desired destinations, barriers to safe walking and biking, your current routes, and routes that you wish you could walk or bike safely.

Your participation in the survey and the interactive online map is very important! We will use your comments to gain a better understanding of critical gaps in our network, to help us prioritize improvements, and to understand what types of infrastructure makes bicyclists and pedestrians feel safe!

For links to the survey and online mapping tool, visit the project website at the link below: www.columbusbikepedplan.com.

The City of Columbus Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update is an important next step in further developing the bicycle and pedestrian network in the City. This project, which serves as an update to the City’s 2010 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, will engage residents and community leaders in developing ...

Development of the City of Columbus Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update is underway, and we’re excited to announce that t...
05/30/2019

Development of the City of Columbus Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update is underway, and we’re excited to announce that the first public workshop is scheduled for Thursday, June 20 from 6pm to 8pm in the Meeting Hall at Columbus City Hall (123 Washington Street).

No formal presentation is planned so please come at any time within this window to share your thoughts about existing conditions of bicycle and pedestrian travel in Columbus and about desired routes and needed improvements!

As we lead up to the June 20th public workshop, we’ll be sharing a series of posters we’ve created highlighting why Columbus’ network of trails, bicycle lanes, and sidewalks are important to our local residents! You may see some familiar faces!

To learn more about the Plan Update, visit the project website at: www.columbusbikepedplan.com

The May meeting of the City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals is tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21) at 6:30pm. The meeting wil...
05/20/2019
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - May 21, 2019

The May meeting of the City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals is tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21) at 6:30pm. The meeting will take place in the Meeting Hall, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

For more information about this meeting visit the Planning Department website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/05/02/columbus-board-of-zoning-appeals-may-21-2019/

Location: Meeting Hall – City Hall Meeting Time: 6:30 pm Agenda C/DS-19-10 (Lofts at Ashford Place) Staff Report & Materials C/DS-19-11 (BCSC Soccer Fields) Staff Report & Materials C/DS-19-12 (Legacy Monuments) Staff Report & Materials For more information about the meeting or a specific case, co...

The May meeting of the Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals is today (Monday, May 20) at 7:00pm. The meeting will ...
05/20/2019
Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals - May 20, 2019

The May meeting of the Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals is today (Monday, May 20) at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place in the City 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/2019/05/02/bartholomew-county-board-of-zoning-appeals-may-20-2019/

Location: City Council Chambers – City Hall Meeting Time: 7:00 pm Agenda B/CU-19-03 & B/DS-19-04 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.

Planning Department staff members enjoyed their commute for Bike to Work Day!  It was a beautiful morning for a ride, an...
05/17/2019

Planning Department staff members enjoyed their commute for Bike to Work Day! It was a beautiful morning for a ride, and it was great to see so many people out on their bikes!

05/15/2019
Healthy Communities

Friday is Bike to Work Day! Groups are riding from various locations throughout Columbus. See the event below for more information.

A big thanks to White River Broadcasting for having us in to talk about Bike to Work Day 2019. We're hoping for a great turnout this Friday! #ColumbusIN #BikeMonth #BiketoWorkDay

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is hosting a public open house in Columbus to collect input about the S...
05/14/2019
CAMPO Transportation Improvement Program

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is hosting a public open house in Columbus to collect input about the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), the State’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), and the State’s Public Involvement Plan (PIP).

The Columbus Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) will also be present at the open house with information about local transportation improvement projects.

The open house will take place Wednesday, May 15th at Columbus East High School (230 Marr Road, Columbus, IN) from 5pm to 7pm.

To learn more about transportation projects programmed in Bartholomew County visit the Planning Department at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/campotransportation-planning/campo-transportation-improvement-program/

To learn more about the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program visit: https://www.in.gov/indot/2348.htm

To review the State’s Draft Long Range Transportation Plan, visit: https://www.in.gov/indot/3714.htm

2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), updated every two years, includes proposed transportation projects and funding for Columbus and Bartholomew County. The FY 2020-2024 Draft TIP is currently available for review and comment by the public. The f...

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14) at 9:30am in the Meeting Hall at Columbus Ci...
05/13/2019
Bartholomew County Plan Commission - May 14, 2019

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14) at 9:30am in the Meeting Hall at Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider a General Resolution for the Greater Northern Gateway Economic Development Area.

For more information about the meeting, visit our website at the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/05/06/bartholomew-county-plan-commission-may-14-2019/

Location: Meeting Hall – City Hall Meeting Time: 9:30am   For more information about the meeting or a specific case, contact the City of Columbus – Bartholomew County Planning Department at (812)376-2550. Agenda Resolution 2019-01 (Bartholomew County Greater Northern Gateway Economic Developmen...

The Edinburgh/Bartholomew/Columbus Joint District Plan Commission will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14) at 8:30am in the ...
05/13/2019
EBC Joint District Plan Commission Meeting - May 14, 2019

The Edinburgh/Bartholomew/Columbus Joint District Plan Commission will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14) at 8:30am in the Meeting Hall at Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will discuss the following items: (1) a preliminary plat of Meadow Lawn Industrial Park and (2) a General Resolution for the Greater Northern Gateway Economic Development Area.

For more information about the Joint District Plan Commission meeting, visit the following link: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/05/02/edinburgh-bartholomew-columbus-joint-district-plan-commission-meeting-may-14-2019/

Location: Meeting Hall – City Hall Meeting Time: 8:30 am Agenda EBC/MAP-19-01 (Meadow Lawn Industrial Park Subdivision Phase 1 Preliminary Plat) Staff Report and Materials Resolution 2019-01 (Bartholomew County Greater Northern Gateway Economic Development Area) Materials For more information abou...

The May meeting of the Columbus Plan Commission is Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 4:00pm. The meeting will take place in the ...
05/06/2019
Columbus Plan Commission - May 8, 2019

The May meeting of the Columbus Plan Commission is Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 4:00pm. The meeting will take place in the Meeting Hall, City Hall, 123 Washington Street.

The Plan Commission will consider the following: (1) a request by Menards to revise a Final PUD Plan; (2) a request for preliminary plat approval to create 11 lots and 1 common area at 3823 Taylor Road; and (3) a request by BCSC for site development plan approval of an approximate 1,680 square foot building addition and the expansion of bus and employee parking at 1260 North Marr Road.

For more information about these requests, visit our website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2019/05/02/columbus-plan-commission-may-8-2019/

Location: Meeting Hall – City Hall Meeting Time: 4:00 pm Agenda PP-19-02 (Taylor Grove Subdivision Preliminary Plat) Staff Report & Meeting Materials DP-19-05 (BCSC Transportation Facility) Staff Report & Meeting Materials For more information about the meeting or a specific case, contact the City...

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Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington Street
Columbus, IN
47201

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(812) 376-2550

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