Overlay Districts

  • Promote and enhance the aesthetic qualities of development within the arterial road corridors through the implementation of land use regulations, and within which amenity features are encouraged.
  • Provide management of the location and intensity of development within the arterial road corridor and to concentrate development in focus areas.
  • Provide safe access by vehicles and pedestrians to destinations in the corridor in a manner that does not conflict with access to individual developments or the roadway’s primary purpose.
  • Promote the minimization of visual clutter along the City’s major roadways.
  • Provide a quality and sustainable living environment for the citizens of Columbus.
  • Provide effective transitions between different uses, by planting trees, shrubs, groundcover and other landscaping material in open space areas, which enhance development of the urban environment by promoting shade, cooling the air through evaporation, restoring oxygen to the atmosphere, reducing glare and noise levels, and promoting an ecological habitat for animal and plant species.
  • Provide greater control over the aesthetic and functional characteristics of development along major thoroughfares and roadways that serve as major entrances to the community, where higher development standards can effectively enhance the City’s image as a desirable place to live, work and shop.

2nd Avenue Overlay District

Applies to all properties lying within the 2nd Avenue Corridor. Single-family residential homes are excluded from this ordinance. No clearing or other disturbance of land shall occur, and no building, stucture or use shall be established, except in compliance with the provisions of this Ordiance and the UDO.

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River Road Overlay District

Final Draft Sec.2.5.23 of the River Road Overlay District Ordinance applies to all properties lying within the River Road Corridor (as shown on the official zoning map and the overlay district map). Single-family residential homes are excluded from this ordinance. No clearing or other disturbance of land shall occur, and no building, structure or use shall be established, except in compliance with the provisions of this Ordinance and the UDO.

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Manchester Expressway Overlay District

The proposed Manchester Expressway Overlay District demands additional requirements for development along Manchester Expressway from J.R. Allen Parkway to the Harris County Line.

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Veterans Parkway Overlay District

The Veterans Parkway Overlay District demands additional requirements for development along Veterans Parkway from Williams Road / Moon Road, North to the County Line.

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Victory Drive Overlay District

The Victory Drive Overlay District demands additional requirements for development along Highway 27 (4th Street-Victory Drive) from the Chattahoochee River east to I-185, South Lumpkin Road and Fort Benning Road (south of Victory Drive, north of Fort Benning)

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Panel 1:U.S. Highway 280/4th Street
    Panel 2:Victory Drive
    Panel 3:Victory Drive
    Panel 4:Victory Drive
    Panel 5:Victory Drive
    Panel 6:Victory Drive
    Panel 7:South Lumpkin Road
    Panel 8:South Lumpkin Road
    Panel 9:South Lumpkin Road
    Panel 10:Fort Benning Road

US Highway 80 Overlay District

The US Highway 80 Overlay demands additional requirements for development along US Highway 80 from Warm Springs Road, east to the Talbot county line with a 1000-foot depth at each intersection.

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