Welcome to the Clintonville Area Commission

“Committed to the undertaking of the preservation of the values of the community through promotion, implementation and recommendation to city officials.”

The CAC was empowered in 1974 by the Columbus City Charter to represent the Clintonville community in the discussion of community concerns. By City Code, the purpose of the CAC is to “…afford additional voluntary citizen participation in the decision making in an advisory capacity and to facilitate communications, understanding and cooperation between neighborhood groups, city officials and developers”.

DRAFT Agenda for May 2, 2017 CAC Zoning & Variance Committee

Announcements:

  1. The Zoning and Variance committee will meet on May 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m., at the Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave. (See draft agenda below.)
  2. The Clintonville Area Commission will meet on May 4, 2017, 7 p.m., at the Whetstone Library.
  3. This agenda is subject to change because additional variance requests could still come in time to make the agenda for the May meetings.
Draft Agenda
Zoning & Variance Committee
Clintonville Area Commission
Clinton Heights Lutheran Church

15 Clinton Heights Ave.
Columbus, OH 43202
May 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
  1. Call to order.
  2. Approve agenda.
  3. Previous meetings’ minutes.
  4. Announcements
    1. Next meeting May 31, 2017.
  5. Applications:
    1. 4330/4334 N. High; Graphics Variance3377.20(A)requesting a sign to be placed above the two tenant spaces to match the existing signs along front of the Dr. Kvitco Center strip; to allow sign on wall that does not enclose use. District 7.
    2. 12 W. Pacemont; Parking Variance; 3312.49; a reduction in parking from five spaces to zero (reduction required because the proposed use is as a non-chain coffee shop). District 2.
  6. Other business.
  7. Adjournment.

After consideration by the Committee on May 2, 2017, the applications will likely be heard by the Clintonville Area Commission on May 4, 2017. The CAC meeting starts at 7:00 at the Whetstone Library. 

Please address any questions about committee proceedings to Stephen Hardwick, Chair,hardwick.zoning@gmail.comYou can find contact information for your elected commissioner here.  

Background Information:

The Zoning and Variance Committee receives and reviews all applications for rezoning, variances, graphics and other zoning adjustment appeals and special permits located in the Clintonville area. The Committee then makes a recommendation to the Clintonville Area Commission (“CAC”). The CAC’s members are elected, and the CAC serves as the official voice of the community to the City. Final decisions are made by City Council, the Board of Zoning Adjustments, the Development Commission, or the Graphics Commission.

The official webpage of the Clintonville Area Commission is here.
The Commission’s Bylaws are here and here.
The Clintonville Neighborhood Plan is here and here.
You can find information about the City’s zoning agencies, including agendas, minutes, and pending applications, here.

COTA Launches Redesigned Service May 1

On Monday, May 1, COTA will launch its redesigned bus network. The Transit System Redesign (TSR) is a complete overhaul of the COTA network that will provide simplified routes, increased frequency, connections to more places, reduced bus congestion downtown, and service to more jobs.

In the Documents section in the COTA folder of this website  you will find a Fact Sheet about the TSR, as well as a Communications Guide with information you can share with your constituents.

We’re also pleased to share that customers will enjoy free fares on COTA May 1-7, in order to ease the transition for current customers and encourage members of the community to try the new system.

If you have any questions or would like to request additional information, please contact me at (614) 275-5938 orMyersLM@cota.com.

We’re excited to welcome our customers to the new COTA network on May 1!

Thank you,

Lisa Myers

Public and Media Relations Manager
Central Ohio Transit Authority

William J. Lhota Building
33 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
P          (614) 275-5938

C          (330) 607-6779
F          (614) 275-5933

COTA

A representative from COTA presented information at our April 6 meeting regarding changes in service that are required by the closure of the Indianola bridge over Glen Echo Ravine.  He also presented briefly information regarding the system-wide changes in service that will begin May 1.  Most of the system-wide changes will not drastically affect Clintonville.  In fact, COTA believes all of the changes will be positive changes for folks.

For Clintonville there will be more frequent service in most cases and very minor route changes.  Maps of the routes that service Clintonville will be posted in our Document section in a folder titled COTA.

NCIL and Whetstone

At our meeting on April 6, 2017, Clintonville resident Doug Scholl gave a presentation regarding some actions that NCIL will be taking regarding the baseball diamonds immediately west of the tennis courts at Whetstone Park.  These actions are made in cooperation with the City of Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks and are aimed at improving the safety and effective use of those diamonds.  NCIL asked for the support of the Clintonville Area Commission.  After discussion and public comment, the commission voted to write a letter of support for these actions.  You will find a PDF version of the presentation in our documents section on this website under CAC Committee Reports/Minutes.

April 4th, CAC revised zoning agenda

Announcements:

  1. The Zoning and Variance committee will meet on April 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m., at the Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave. (See draft agenda below.)
  2. The Clintonville Area Commission will meet on April 6, 2017, 7 p.m., at the Whetstone Library
Draft Agenda
Zoning & Variance Committee
Clintonville Area Commission
Clinton Heights Lutheran Church

15 Clinton Heights Ave.
Columbus, OH 43202
April 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
  1. Call to order.
  2. Approve agenda.
  3. Previous meetings’ minutes.
  4. Announcements
    1. Next meeting May 2, 2017.
    2. Discuss presentation given at meeting of proposed Area Commission for the West Side
  5. Applications:
    1. 4805 Olentangy Blvd., Variance Request, 3332.27, to reduce the minimum rear yard from 25% to 13%; and 3332.26, to reduce the side-yard set-back from 5’ to 4.3’; District 6.
    2. 98 Erie Road, Variance Request, to increase the maximum square footage for a garage from 720 sq. ft. to 768; and to increase the maximum height of the garage from 15’ to 21’; District 4.
    3. 26 W. Henderson, Variance Request, to permit the site to be used as a single dwelling, for C-2 office uses, and specifying that the resident need not be the person using the office. Here isExhibit ADistrict 6.
    4. deleted.
  6. Other business.
  7. Adjournment.

After consideration by the Committee on April 4, 2017, the applications will likely be heard by the Clintonville Area Commission on April 6, 2017. The CAC meeting starts at 7:00 at the Whetstone Library. 

Please address any questions about committee proceedings to Stephen Hardwick, Chair,hardwick.zoning@gmail.comYou can find contact information for your elected commissioner here.