5th x Northwest

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This area commission typically meets at Cityview Church (formerly St. Luke’s United Methodist), 1150 W. 5th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212

Key Details

Meeting Time
Full Commission: 7:00 pm
First Tuesday of each month

Zoning Committee: 11:00 am Second Monday of each month (as necessary)

Meeting Place
Cityview Church
1150 West 5th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212

Commission Chair
Bill Colgan

Zoning Committee Chair
Justin Shaw

Neighborhood Liaison
Katherine “Swid” Swidarski

Neighborhood Pride Center
248 East 11th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201

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  • Bill Colgan, Chair
  • Justin Shaw, Vice Chair and Zoning Chair
  • Joachim Bean, Treasurer 
  • Brad Conway, Secretary
  • Maureen David
  • Alexandro Volakis
  • Joe Graves


Zoning Committee

The Zoning Committee shall regularly receive, review with each applicant, and make recommendations to the Commission on all applications for rezoning, variances, graphics and other zoning adjustment appeals, and special permits located wholly or partially in the area; and, review, monitor, and approve all requests for demolitions.

Community Relations Committee

The Community Relations Committee shall promote the activities and existence of the Commission to the community and other groups throughout the city. They are additionally responsible for overseeing maintenance and development of the Commission website; and, respond to the general electronic communication with the Commission.

This commission does not have districts.

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