The next Zoning Committee Meeting is scheduled for 7 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
The following applications are scheduled to be heard subject to the applicants attendance to present their case at the Full Commission meeting of the Greater Hilltop Area Commission on November 13, 2018:
- 2307 Glenview Blvd. – BZA18-112 – Yard Space Variance
The following applications are scheduled to be heard subject to the applicants attendance to present their case at the Zoning Committee meeting of the Greater Hilltop Area Commission on November 20, 2018:
- 4053 W Broad St. – Variance to Sell Fuel
HOW DOES ZONING WORK?
The Zoning Committee is responsible for reviewing Zoning changes filed with the City and making a recommendation the the Full Commission.
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Hilltop Branch of the Columbus Metro Library, 511 South Hague Avenue. Applicants and/or a representative must attend to present an overview and any special circumstances to support their application.
Once the application is received by the GHAC, the applicant and/or the representative listed on the application will be notified of and invited to the next schedled Zoning Committee meeting to present their case. IT IS IMPERATIVE TO INCLUDE FULL NAMES, PHONE NUMBERS AND EMAIL ADDRESSES of ALL parties on the application before filing with the City.
Applications received no later than the Friday before the Full Commission meeting on the first Tuesday of each month will be announced that they will be heard at the Zoning Committee meeting on the third Tuesday of each month.
As a general rule, the Zoning Committee only hears applicants AFTER they file their application with the City. Applicants will be notified upon receipt of their application and invited to attend the next scheduled Zoning Committee meeting to present their case. Applications heard at the Zoning Committee will be heard before the full Commission at the next regularly scheduled meeting (First Tuesday each month unless that falls on a Holiday or Election day). Projects of magnitude or extenuating circumstances may request to meet with the Zoning Committee to present information and proposed plans of their project before the application is filed, but it is important to note that no decision will be made and discussions at a preliminary meeting are non-binding and may not be construed as project approval. The decision to grant a preliminary meeting with the Zoning Committee shall is at the discretion of the Zoning Chair and/or the GHAC Chair.
No application will be heard without the applicant or their representatives attendance at the Zoning Committee meeting. A vote will be taken by the Zoning Committee whether to recommend approval of the application to be presented at the next Full Commission meeting.
Following the Zoning Committee meeting, the application will be presented at the next Full Commission meeting. Again, the applicant and/or their designated representative must be present for the application to be heard. The applicant should be prepared to provide a brief overview of their application and answer pertinent questions by Commission members and community members in attendance. Following the presentation and discussion a vote will be taken by the Commission of whether to recommend approval of the application or not. The results of this vote will then be forwarded to City Staff.
Questions regarding Zoning Applications or process should be directed via email to Zoning AT theghac.org.
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