Infill Site Profiles and Strategic Growth Study

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The City of Columbus Comprehensive Plan supports the developmetn of "infill" sites as an alternative to the continued outward expanion of the City. This infill development assists with community goals for the protection of farmland, the efficient use of infrastructure investments, the wise use of tax-payer dollars, orderly long-term community growth, and quality neighborhoods (Goals A-4, D-1, D-3).

The potential infill development sites profiled here have been identified by the Planning Department as meeting each of the following criteria: (1) the property is undeveloped, vacant, or clearly underused, (2)  the property is either within the City limits or encompassed by the City, (3) the property is large enough to support a commercial use or development or multiple dwelling units, and (4) the property's most likely future use is commercial or residential.  Information on industrial sites is available through the Columbus Economic Development Board (www.columbusin.org).

This inventory was developed to assist in the consistent identification of these infill sites in the community in response to on-going inquiries from developers and a diversity of community groups.  The presence of any property profile should not be interpreted as indicating that property is owned or controlled by the City, that it is for sale, that any specific development approvals have been granted, or that it is specifically eligible for any development incentives from the City of Columbus. 

Property owners, realtors, or others seeking to have specific properties added to or removed from this inventory should feel free to contact the Planning Department.  Properties that meet the criteria listed above will be added.  Properties will be removed from the inventory upon request of the property owner and/or upon determination by the Planning Department that the inventory criteria are no longer met. 

Anyone seeking additional information about the zoning regulations, comprehensive plan policies, or other characteristics or regulations affecting the development of these properties should also contact the Planning Department.
 

COMBINED DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS
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Full Document (18 MB)                                                                           Sites <10 Acres (14 MB)
UPDATED: 4.24.2015                                                                             UPDATED: 4.24.2015
Potential Multi-Family Use Sites (16 MB)                                            Sites >10 Acres and <30 Acres (5 MB)
UPDATED: 4.24.2015                                                                             UPDATED: 4.24.2015
                                                                                                                     
Sites >30 Acres (5 MB)
                                                                                                                    UPDATED: 4.24.2015

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The Strategic Growth Study was initiated out of a desire by the City of Columbus to proactively prepare for and direct future industrial, commercial, and residential development. Land availability is limited within the existing corporate boundaries, particularly for sizeable industrial operations and residential neighborhoods. Therefore, developers have begun seeking available land on the outskirts of the city limits. 

The Strategic Growth Study identifies sites within Columbus' 2-Mile Planning Jurisdiction, as well as undeveloped incorporated areas within the Columbus city limits, that have development potential due to a combination of factors, such as access to infrastructure and city services. The identification of sites is intended to not only encourage orderly, connected development but to also highlight development constraints that the City can address in order to enable development in these locations. 

Although this study identifies privately-owned properties that may be developed in the future, the City has no intention of acquiring property in order to faacilitate development. Development will be driven by the private market. The Strategic Growth Study is intended to be used as a tool to discourage sprawl and lead growth towards areas where infrastructure is available or can be made available. 
 

FINAL DOCUMENTS
All highlighted links are PDF documents.

Strategic Growth Study (15 MB)
Residential Site Profile Summary (2 MB)
Commercial Site  Profile Summary (2 MB)
Industrial Site Profile Summary (2 MB)
 

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