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Uptown Facade Board

The Columbus City Council established the Uptown Facade Board (UFB) on October 13, 1987. The UFB's purpose is to adopt and apply standards governing the development, redevelopment, rehabilitation, preservation and maintenance that affects facades of the properties within their jurisidiction. The jurisdiction of the UFB includes the Central Riverfront District (CRD) and the Central Business District (C-1). Columbus Consolidated Government, Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Section 9.2.5.

To view the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) for Columbus, Georgia, click the "Development Ordinance" button below.

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"Facade" is defined as the visual portion of a property that faces a public right-of-way. It includes all architectural and construction features (including and without limitation to): structural materials, facing materials, windows, doors, trim, sills, steps, railing, cornices, molding, fences, landscaping and other decorative features.

The voting members of the board are appointed by council for three-year terms. They may serve two consecutive full terms in addition to any unexpired term they may fill. Non-voting members include a Columbus Consolidated Government Planning Department employee who acts as secretary to the board and serves as liaison between citizens and the board members. A Historic Columbus Foundation employee serves as an ex officio board member who provides professional opinions on applications that come before the UFB regarding their alignment with UFB Design Guidelines and Standards.

The UFB holds regular monthly public meetings on the third (3rd) Monday of each month at 3 PM in the Conference Room at the CCG Annex located at 420 10th Street, Columbus, GA 31901. The board may hold called meetings when necessary. Called meetings are also open to the public.

The deadline for submitting completed applications is at 5 PM on the first (1st) Monday of each month. Applications should be returned to Verona Campbell at the Planning Department offices on the second floor of the CCG Annex at 420 10th Street, Columbus, GA 31901. For more information, call 706-225-3920.

Board Members

The board currently consists of nine members appointed by Council. Contact information is as follows:

Documents & Forms

Uptown Facade Board Design Guidelines

Facade Board Application

Application and Meeting Dates

Application Deadlines are the 1st Monday of the month. Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month.

All regular meetings are held in the Conference Room of the Columbus Consolidated Government Annex located at 420 10th Street, at 3:00pm.

Application Deadline Meeting Date
January 6, 2014 ** January 21, 2014
February 3, 2014 February 17, 2014
March 3, 2014 March 17, 2014
April 7, 2014 April 21, 2014
May 5, 2014 May 19, 2014
June 2, 2014 June 16, 2014
July 7, 2014 July 21, 2014
August 4, 2014 August 18, 2014
* September 1, 2014 September 15, 2014
October 6, 2014 October 20, 2014
November 3, 2014 November 17, 2014
December 1, 2014 December 15, 2014

* September application deadline will be on Tuesday, September 2nd due to the Labor Day holiday.

** January meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 21st due to the MLK holiday.

Columbus, Georgia Consolidated Government Annex Building

Government Annex Building
2nd Floor
420 10th Street
Columbus, Georgia 31902

Phone: (706) 653-4421
Fax: (706) 653-4534

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