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 Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 4:00pm.Due to COVID-19, remote participation in thi...
05/10/2021
Columbus Plan Commission - May 12, 2021

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, May 12, 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/2021/05/03/columbus-plan-commission-may-12-2021/

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, May 12, 2021 at 8:30am.Due to COVID-19, remote participat...
05/10/2021
Bartholomew County Plan Commission - May 12, 2021

The Bartholomew County Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, May 12, 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/2021/05/03/bartholomew-county-plan-commission-may-12-2021/

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....

It was a beautiful morning for a bike ride to school. Several Parkside Elementary School students agreed!We hope you are...
05/07/2021

It was a beautiful morning for a bike ride to school. Several Parkside Elementary School students agreed!

We hope you are able to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend by taking a ride or walk along Columbus’ system of trails, shared use paths, bike lanes, and sidewalks!

It was a beautiful morning for a bike ride to school. Several Parkside Elementary School students agreed!

We hope you are able to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend by taking a ride or walk along Columbus’ system of trails, shared use paths, bike lanes, and sidewalks!

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:30pm.Due to COVID-19, remote pa...
04/26/2021
Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals - April 27, 2021

The Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 27, 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 the agenda for the meeting, visit the Planning Department website at: https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/2021/04/06/columbus-bza-april-27-2021/

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-2021-004 (Brett Boas): Staff Report & Materials C/DS-2021-005 (Benjamin Gorlich): Staff Report & Materials C/DS-2021-006....

04/26/2021

The April 26, 2021 Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place on May 24, 2021.

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4:00pm. Due to COVID-19, remote partici...
04/12/2021
Columbus Plan Commission - April 14, 2021

The Columbus Plan Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, April 14, 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/2021/04/06/columbus-plan-commission-april-14-2021/

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 DP-2021-002 (St. Peter's Parking Lot) Staff Report & Materials General Resolution 2021-01 (Columbus Thoroughfare Plan Map Revi...

04/12/2021

The April 14, 2021 Bartholomew County Plan Commission meeting has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place on May 12, 2021.

Photos from Indiana Arborist Association's post
04/07/2021

Photos from Indiana Arborist Association's post

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!

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...

02/05/2021

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.

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Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington Street
Columbus, IN
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