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Land Use Planning

The Planning Division guides responsible growth in Franklin County by managing long-term changes in land use. The staff provides technical assistance to township officials, enabling citizen participation in shaping the future of their communities. The staff works closely with community leaders, elected officials, and other stakeholders to ensure the viability of future growth and maintain the high quality of life enjoyed by Franklin County residents.

Current/Upcoming Projects

Local Food Action Plan

Community Plans

Big Darby Accord Watershed Master Plan
Big Darby Town Center Master Plan
Blacklick-Madison Area Plan
Blendon Community Plan
Blendon Parks Master Plan

Brown Township Comprehensive Plan [2012]

Brown Township Comprehensive Plan [2005]
Cleveland Avenue Streetscape 2020
Clinton West Neighborhood Plan
Clinton-Mifflin Land Use Plan
Franklin County Physical Activity Plan
Franklin Township/Southwest Area Gateway Signs
Jackson Township Comprehensive Plan
Mifflin Township Gateway Signs
OSU Planning Innovations Class Proposals
Pleasant Township Comprehensive Plan
Pleasant Township Gateway Signs
Scioto-Franklin Neighborhood Plan
Southwest Area Plan
Washington Township Comprehensive Plan
Westland Area Interim Development Framework

Zoning Regulations

Beekeeping Zoning Regulation
Big Darby Watershed Stream Setbacks

Chickens, Ducks, and Rabbits Zoning Regulation
Clean Streams Northeast
Community Garden Zoning Regulation
Local Food Planning Update 2010
Smart Growth Zoning Overlay

Other Documents

Prairie Township Comprehensive Plan


John O'Grady President
Marilyn Brown
Kevin L. Boyce