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Conservation Development Zoning Regulations

Franklin County planners, along with a wide range of stakeholders, are drafting an amendment to the Franklin County Zoning Resolution to establish conservation development zoning regulations. Conservation Development regulations allow responsible development while protecting environmental features.

These regulations are part of the Big Darby Accord's implementation phase. The Ohio EPA Water Quality Management Plan also requires jurisdictions to adopt conservation development regulations.

Affected area

These regulations will apply in the Big Darby watershed portions of unincorporated Brown and Pleasant Townships. In the future, the option of conservation development will be expanded to the remainder of unincorporated Franklin County

Planning process

We have assembled a wide range of stakeholders to provide input on these regulations. This project began in September 2012 and remains ongoing.

View the documents we are using to complete this project.

Project documents

Public hearings

Once the draft regulations are developed, we will hold a series of public information sessions and formal public hearings. We will post the schedule when it is available.

Project Coordinators

Matt Brown


John O'Grady President
Marilyn Brown
Kevin L. Boyce