Understanding the New Columbus Zoning Code Proposal


Columbus recently introduced a proposal to modernize Columbus’ 70-year-old zoning code to address the city and region’s housing, mobility, and affordability challenges while fostering quality development and sustainable growth. If adopted, the proposal is expected to support the creation of 88,000 new homes – 44% of the region’s housing demand – in 10 years, offering a significant solution to the region’s mounting housing pressures.

Drawing on adopted neighborhood and area plans, two years of technical analysis, and engagement with thousands of residents, the code proposal recommends creating six new mixed-use zones on 12,300 parcels of land along Columbus’ busiest streets. Presently, these parcels are projected to support the creation of 6,000 housing units, but through market-driven parking strategies, permissibility for taller construction, and through a clearer and more navigable process, capacity analysis suggests the proposed code could unlock the creation of 82,000 additional homes.

Hear from city officials about the proposed code and experience the interactive Zone In Gallery.

Click here to learn more about the proposed zoning code.

June 3, 2024
1-2 PM

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

AIA Members, Allied Members, and Sponsors: $10
Associate Members and Students: $5
Non-Members: $20

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Zone In Gallery
141 N Front St, Columbus, OH 43215

Attendees can park in the event parking garage on Long St between Marconi Blvd and Front St. Parking is free on the second level of the garage. 141 North Front Street conference room is on the first floor of the parking garage at the corner of Long St. and Front St.

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