What’s in the Proposed Columbus Zoning Code Update?

A set of changes to land use and zoning regulations could help maintain housing affordability and promote mixed-use development in the city.

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May 1, 2024, 5:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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The City of Columbus is considering a major revision to its zoning code. Like leaders in other cities, Columbus officials hope changes to land use regulations, zoning, and transportation infrastructure can support population growth and housing affordability in the region.

An article in JD Supra outlines the key changes proposed in the plan, which include:

  • Six new mixed-use districts that will offer more flexibility for development.
  • Increased building height limits that could permit denser multifamily projects.
  • Reduced parking requirements to cut down on construction costs.

According to the article, “The zoning code update is expected to support the creation of 88,000 new homes, addressing 44% of the region’s housing demand over the next decade. This significant solution to the region’s mounting housing pressures could lead to a more equitable, vibrant, and sustainable future for the City.” The public can comment on the proposed changes until June 10.

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