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

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


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


  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.  

Smoother Driving in Clintonville!

The city of Columbus has released their list of roadways to be resurfaced in 2017. The beginning part of a three-phase program begins March 24. Phase one is an $11.2 million project with Kokosing Construction Co. This phase involves 130 streets and Americans with Disabilities Act compliant curb ramps. Some Clintonville area streets are in line for new asphalt and new curbs and sidewalks, Cooke Road, Dunedin Road, Fairway Drive, Fenway Road, Torrence Road, Weston Place, Zeller Road! Here is the link to all the details:

Short North Parking

Short North Permit Parking Public Hearing Announced

Councilmember Shannon G. Hardin 

Wednesday, March 22


Columbus City Hall
Council Chambers
90 W. Broad St.


Councilmember Shannon G. Hardin, chair of the Public Service and Transportation Committee, is convening a public hearing to review potential changes to the Short North permit parking system.

All interested citizens are invited to offer public testimony. Comments are limited to three minutes. Individuals wishing to offer testimony must fill out a speaker slip the day of the hearing at Columbus City Hall.

For more information, visit: