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Southwest Area Plan

Over the past year, Franklin County and the city of Columbus have been working on a land use plan for the Southwest Area. The planning process was initiated at the request of the Southwest Area Commission.

Planning area boundaries

Mound Street (north)

Harrisburg Pike railroad tracks (west)

I-270 (south)

Scioto River (east)

Public Hearings

We held a series of workshops to gather input and ideas from community members. We presented the draft plan to the community at a workshop on November 18, 2008 at Franklin Woods Intermediate School.

The final plan was approved by the following entities:

Southwest Area Commission - December 17, 2008

Franklin Township - December 23, 2008

Jackson Township - March 2, 2009

Columbus City Council - March 2, 2009

Franklin County Board of Commissioners - April 14, 2009

Planning Process Documents

During the planning process in 2008, we held four public workshops and received hundreds of comments. You can view the documents showing the results of the input we received.

More documents

Final land use plan

Below is the final Southwest Area Plan, as approved by the participating jurisdictions.

Southwest Area Plan

Future land use map only

Results Report

Since the Southwest Area Plan was adopted in April 2009, we have been hard at work implementing the plan's recommendations.

The Results Reports document our accomplishments during the 2-year period since the plan's adoption.

Results Report

John O'Grady President
Marilyn Brown
Kevin L. Boyce