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”.

Blueprint Columbus

Susan Ashbrook, Assistant Director/Sustainability, Columbus Department of Public Utilities, has notified CAC that residents will be receiving soon a mailing called the “Designation Order” which makes the work to be done under Blueprint Columbus official.  We all have been hearing about Blueprint Columbus for about 3 (or more) years.  The project is really going to be happening soon.  According to Susan, there will be some work this fall.  Most work, however, will begin in earnest in Spring 2017.

Please check the folder, “City Reports”, in our “Documents” section to view the mailer documents.  All four begin with the word Blueprint.

If you don’t remember anything about Blueprint or are new to the area, check out the Blueprint website:www.blueprint.columbus.gov



Zoning & Variance Agenda–8/30/2016

Call to order

II. Next meeting October 4, 2016

III. Previous meetings’ minutes

IV. Announcements

V. 232 Blenheim Road: 3332.38(G), garage height from 15’ to 20’

A. Applicant presentation

B. Questions/comment from the commissioner for the district

C. Questions/comment from the committee

D. Public questions/comment

E. Vote

VI. Discussion on proposal to reduce or eliminate CAC involvement in minor garage height


A. Update from the chair

B. Questions/comment from the committee

C. Public questions/comment

September Agenda (Tentative)

7:00 p.m. Call to order by Chair & introduction of commissioners

7:05 p.m. Consideration of prior meeting minutes – Commissioner Cull


7:10 p.m.             Community Update – Isom Nivins

7:20 p.m.             Treasurer’s report – Commissioner Meek

7:25 p.m.             Zoning and Variance Committee Report – Chair Steve Hardwick

7:30 p.m.            Historic Building Committee Report – Melinda Shah

7:50 p.m.             Planning & Development Report – Chair Andrew Overbeck or                                     Justin             Goodwin


8:00 p.m.                        Columbus City Schools

8:05 p.m.                        Experience Columbus – Olivera Bratich

8:10 p.m.                        Clintonville Resource Center – Bill Owens


8:15 p.m.                        Committee Nominations

Technology Committee Report


8:30 p.m. District Reports

8:40 p.m. Public Comments


Upcoming Events:

Sep. 10:            Clintonville Arts & Music Festival – 10 am – 6 pm Whetstone

Sep. 14:            Historic Building Committee Meeting

Sep. 17:            Don Scott OSU Airport Open House – 7:30 am – 2 pm

Sep 18:            Clintonville Homes Tour – 1 to 5 pm

Sep. 27:            Planning & Development Committee Meeting – 7 pm – Clinton Hts.                                     Lutheran Church

October 4:            Zoning & Variance Committee Meeting – 7:30 pm – Clinton Hts.                                                 Lutheran Church

October 6:            Next scheduled Clintonville Area Commission meeting – 7 pm



Tech Support Needed

Clintonville Area Commission is looking for people to support us and our website.  We have posted an RFP for this position in our Documents Library.  Please check it out and feel free to send to any individual or company you may know of that would have interest in the proposal.

Council Charter Review Committee

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council Accepting Applicants

For Council Charter Review Committee

[COLUMBUS-OH] The time has arrived to review how to best serve the residents of America’s Opportunity City. Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Councilmember Shannon G. Hardin are proud to announce the City is accepting applicants for the Council Charter Review Committee.

“As our city grows, the structure of City Council should be evaluated in a thoughtful, deliberate way to make sure it is meeting the needs of all of our residents,” said Mayor Ginther.

To serve on the Committee, candidates must submit a resume and a narrative of no more than 500 words describing why they want to be on the Committee. Application materials must be accepted and time-stamped by the office of the Columbus City Clerk located in City Hall, room 231, 90 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 by Friday, August 26, at noon. Materials can be submitted by hard copy or emailed to charter@columbus.gov.

Only applications from Columbus residents who are not elected officials or City of Columbus employees will be considered.  All applications submitted will be considered public records once accepted to the clerk.

“This review will hear from neighborhoods, examine national best practices, and ultimately facilitate a citywide conversation so that all Columbus residents can have a say in the structure of their city council,” Councilmember Hardin. “This committee will be diverse, inclusive, transparent and, I hope, lead to meaningful change.”

Mayor Ginther and City Council will select members.  The Committee will study the structure of city government and identify opportunities for improvement.

The Committee will be selected by the end of August and begin work immediately. It will convene a minimum of seven public meetings beginning in September and make recommendations to Council by February of 2017. Any recommendations made by the Charter Review Committee to amend the Charter will require a vote of Council and the approval of Columbus voters.

For more information, visit https://www.columbus.gov/council/Charter-Review/Charter-Review-Committee/

Indianola Road Diet Plan Keeps Forum Hopping

It’s been a full-time job today monitoring comments on the Clintonville Discussion Forum page.  The Commission really appreciates that the comments have maintained politeness (for the most part).  We encourage everyone who is able to attend tomorrow night’s meeting.  If you can’t (or even if you can) we also encourage everyone to read the blog that Will Koehler refers to in his comment on the forum.  It answers many questions and concerns that people have written about in the forum.  https://ladotbikeblog.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/safety-traffic-and-you-the-case-for-road-diets/


Development Tour Information Sheets

Development Tour, Kingsdale – Arlington Crossing Development Tour,

The Lane Development Tour,

The WindsorDevelopment Tour, The Lane

These files show the stops we made yesterday on our “Development Tour”.  Participants had some very good discussions on what we thought worked and what we thought didn’t work.  And, being residents of Clintonville, we did not always agree.  But it was fun and worthwhile.  Please let me know if the files did not upload.  I’m not sure what I’m seeing if quite correct.

Stinziano Office Hours for August


Columbus Metropolitan Library– Hilltop Branch
511 S. Hague Ave, Columbus, OH 43204


12:00-1:30pm (revised time)
Columbus Metropolitan Library– Shepard Branch
790 N. Nelson Rd, Columbus, OH 43219

Stauf’s— German Village
627 S. 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206

Columbus Metropolitan Library– Southeast Branch
3980 S. Hamilton Road, Groveport, OH 43125

Panera Bread—North Campus
300 W. Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

For additional information contact:
Stephanie Megas

Short North Informational Meeting

You are cordially invited to an

open house for the community on the

High Street Improvements/Short North Phase 1:
Goodale Street to Convention Center Drive


August 23, 2016, 4 – 6 p.m.

Greater Columbus Convention Center

3 Convention Center Drive

Eisenman and Trott Rooms*


The city of Columbus is nearing completion on plans to improve the west side of High Street between Goodale Street and Convention Center Drive. The east side is currently being done in coordination with the Greater Columbus Convention Center.


The project on the west side is scheduled to finish design work in summer 2016. Public comments and suggestions are encouraged during the design phase. The planned improvements include:

·         Resurfacing and crosswalks

·         Sidewalks, curb ramps and curb extensions

·         Traffic signals and signage

·         Stormwater facilities and water lines

·         Street lights and trees

·         Bicycle sharrows and parking

·         Plus more improvements for safety and traffic movement


Representatives from the city of Columbus and designer Korda/Nemeth Engineering will be on-hand to answer questions in an open-house format; no formal presentation will be given. Exhibits illustrating roadway features and property impacts will be on display.


Questions regarding project information may be directed to City of Columbus Design Project Manager Richard Ortman, P.E., tel. (614) 645-5465.


Property owners with rental units:  Please share this invitation with tenants.


* Directions *

Enter convention center from semi-circular roadway that faces High Street and the Hilton. Turn left once inside the building and look for City of Columbus Public Meeting sign in front of escalators. Eisenman and Trott rooms are immediately to the right.


Invitation on city’s website:   https://www.columbus.gov/publicservice/news-and-events/High-Street-Improvements—Short-North-Phase-1,-open-house/