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Neighborhood Commercial Study

Neighborhood Commercial Study

The Neighborhood Commercial Study was initiated to investigate the potential for future neighborhood commercial developments within the City of Columbus.  Neighborhood commercial centers are developments located within residential areas. These developments can range from a single business to a small-scale neighborhood center with a variety of uses.  They offer a number of benefits, from encouraging walking and biking and reducing traffic congestion to providing convenince shopping and services within close proximity of residents.  However, these developments can also conflict with surrounding residential uses.  Through the Neighborhood Commercial Study, the Planning Department hopes to find the appropriate balance between these two perspectives and ultimately identify (1) the most suitable locations for future neighborhood commercial developments as the city continues to grow, and (2) the development characteristics that will make future neighborhood commercial developments the most compatible with surrounding residential areas.

For more information about the Neighborhood Commercial Study, please contact Emilie Pinkston, Senior Planner, at or at 812.376.2550.

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