City of Columbus: Zoning Committee to Hold Hearing on Council’s Zoning Process

Councilmember Rob Dorans
Shannon Pine, Building and Zoning Services
Lara Baker-Morrish, City Attorney’s Office
Kevin Wheeler, Economic Development Department
Glennon Sweeney, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Council Chambers
City Hall


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On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, Council’s Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing to share updates to City Council’s zoning procedures under the leadership of new Zoning Committee Chair Rob Dorans and hear feedback from the community on the zoning process. Residents and neighborhood organizations are invited to share testimony and offer suggestions to improve to current zoning/variance process and future reforms.

“Council has wide discretion when considering a rezoning or variance,” said Dorans. “Every application is unique and we review applications that comes before us closely. In an effort to improve the zoning process, I’m eager to hear from residents, neighborhood groups and Building and Zoning Services about zoning issues and ways we can make it easier for folks to navigate.” 

Any resident seeking to submit written testimony should forward it to the office of Councilmember Dorans. Written testimony must be received by 4pm on the day of the hearing and emailed to Kevin McCain at

Residents who want to provide testimony via WebEx, or in person, during the hearing must email Kevin McCain at by noon on the day of the hearing to request a WebEx speaker link. Each speaker’s remarks are limited to three minutes or less.

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