Special Zoning & Variance Meeting: 7/5/17 7:30 pm


  1. The Zoning and Variance committee will have a special meeting on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m., at the Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave. The meeting is being called to consider a variance from a previous city decision to rezone a number of single-family homes in southeast Clintonville as commercial. The applicant seeks merely to use her residence as a residence, and holding this special meeting permits City Council to consider the application before adjourning for the summer. The draft agenda is below.
  2. The Clintonville Area Commission will meet at its normal date and time–July 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
July 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
(Special Meeting)
  1. Call to order.
  2. Approve agenda.
  3. Previous meetings’ minutes.
  4. Announcement: If needed, the next meeting will be August 1, 2017.
  5. Application: 2751 Indianola Avenue, City Council Use Variance to permit residential use on the first floor of a single family home. Here are the documents:
  6. Possible discussion of more general solutions to the issue of homes that were rezoned to commercial use.
  7. Adjournment.

After consideration by the Committee on July 5, 2017, the applications will likely be heard by the Clintonville Area Commission on July 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.  

Special Meeting Agenda

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



7:05 p.m.                  REORGANIZATION DISCUSSION


  1.                   Willingness to serve in officer capacity


  1.                   Any goals to work toward?


8:30 p.m.                                     ADJOURN

Input Invitation

The City of Columbus hosted two open houses on May 22nd to provide the community with an overview of public improvements in the vicinity of North Broadway and Olentangy River Road.

As a follow-up to the open houses and for those who were unable to attend, project information related to State Route 315 and city streets near Olentangy River Road can be found within the following link.


Please send comments, questions or concerns via mail or e-mail to:

Michelle Larsen
City of Columbus
Economic Development Division
150 S. Front Street, Suite 220
Columbus, Ohio 43215


Media inquiries may be directed to Cynthia Rickman, Department of Development, City of Columbus – tel. (614) 645-8795CJRickman@Columbus.gov.

Council Community Meeting

Council Holds June 22nd Community Meeting at Centennial High School

We are on the move, eager to understand the issues important to residents and discuss opportunities to build strong, safe and healthy neighborhoods.

On Thursday, June 22, Centennial High School, 1441 Bethel Rd., will host the third of the 2017 Columbus City Council Community Meetings. The event gives residents a chance to talk about diverse subject matter in an informal, one-on-one setting with councilmembers, staff and department leadership. 

Council President Zach Klein will welcome guests and provide a brief overview of the event.

The 2017 Columbus City Council Community Meeting schedule:

  • Thursday, September 28th  – Barnett Recreation Center, 1184 Barnett Rd.

All meetings will run from 5:30-7pm.

Indianola Road Work

The city of Columbus anticipates that night-time work on the Indianola Road Diet Project will begin later this week. The city expects to have lane restrictions on an as-needed basis, but two-lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times. The city expects that work will wrap up by Aug. 18, the intention is to have the work wrap up by the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

For more information on this project, please see this Fact Sheet: https://www.columbus.gov/publicservice/streets/project-information/Indianola-Ave-Road-Diets-and-Bike-Lanes/


Description and benefits:
The departments of Development and Public Service are collaborating to improve the safety for all roadway users on Indianola Avenue. A Federal Highway Administration-recommended safety measure called a Road Diet will convert the current four-lane roadway to three lanes for vehicles and two for bikes, without widening Indianola. Road diets have been successfully implemented on Sullivant Avenue, King Avenue and Karl Road.

To learn more about road diets: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/road_diets

Project includes:
New lane configuration on Indianola Avenue:
One northbound, one southbound, two-way left turn and two bike lanes
An alternate configuration will be used on Indianola at the Cooke Road and Morse Road intersections to accommodate heavy traffic.

Removal of existing pavement markings and installation of markings for crosswalks and new lane configuration

New traffic signs and adjustments to traffic signals


Design: Scheduled for completion in 2016
Construction: 2017, subject to funding approval by City Council and weather conditions

Maintenance of traffic during construction:

Temporary lane closures and delays are planned during construction 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays and/or 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.weekends. Pedestrians may be detoured but access to properties will be maintained.

Estimated costs:

Design:  $130,000
Construction, materials and inspections:  $375,000

This project is funded by the Columbus Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund. The fund allows older neighborhoods to allocate a portion of the City’s capital improvement funds to specific infrastructure projects.

Contact information:
City of Columbus Project Manager for design: Terry Stewart, P.E.; tel. (614) 645-5671
Designer: Michael Baker International
Construction Contractor: TBD

If you have any questions, please let me know or you may also contact Mr. Kevin Kidder, Community Relations Coordinator, (614) 645-5042.




50 W. Gay St.

Columbus, OH 43215

Direct: 614.645-5181

Fax: 614.645-7805

Mobile: 614.373-1501


CAC Special Meeting Called

At its June 1 meeting The Clintonville Area Commission approved the call for a special meeting to be held on June 15 at 7:00 pm at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.  The purpose of the meeting will be reorganizing for the 2017-18 year.  It is possible that much of the meeting will be held as an executive session as allowed under the Ohio Revised Code.

City Code Enforcement?

High grass & weeds? Junk cars? Garbage and debris? Received a message of all of these in one location today! These are city code violations. If you’d like to report an issue contact city code inspector department. Andy Baumann is the city code supervisor for Clintonville his number is 614-645-7292. E-mail address is: AJBaumann@columbus.gov. You can also report code violations at to 311.




Final Agenda for June 1 CAC Meeting

Clintonville Area Commission Meeting Agenda

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 7-9 pm

Whetstone Library Community Meeting Room

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

7:01 p.m            Call for Special Meeting, June 15, 7 p.m. Whetstone Branch of                                                 Columbus Metropolitan Library

7:03 p.m.             Consideration of prior meeting minutes – Commissioner Cull


7:05 p.m.             Community Update — Isom Nivins

7:15 p.m.             Treasurer’s report — Commissioner Meek

7:18 p.m.            Election Committee – Commissioner Allwein

7:22 p.m.            Historic Building Committee – Commissioner Kuhel

7:30 p.m.            Dialogue with Council Member Elizabeth Brown

7:45 p.m.            Zoning & Variance – Chair Stephen Hardwick


  • 420 E. Beaumont:
  • Reduce minimum side yard from 5′ to 3.7′, 3332.26;
  • Reduce total side yard from 12’ to 9.5′, 3332.25.
  • 4615 N. High St.:
  • Reduce building width from 60′ to 39′, 3372.605(B);
  • Reduce sight triangle from 10′ to 5′, 3321.05(z).

8:00 p.m.               4217 N. High Street – Jon Stevenson, representative for High                                                             Deland II, LLC


 8:10 p.m.            Request for Quiet Zone Process – Commissioner Vottero

8:15 p.m.            Discussion on Sponsorship of Medians – Commissioner Wetherholt

8:25 p.m.            Discussion of Indianola Road Diet


8:30 p.m.            Car2Go – Chet Ridenour

8:40 p.m.            Presentation on 4004 N. High Street – Tom and Amy Herrington

8:45 p.m.             Salute to Outgoing Commissioners, D Searcy and Nancy Kuhel

8:55 p.m.                         ADJOURN