Far South

Map of Area Commission Boundaries

This area commission meets at the
Marion-Franklin Recreation Center
2801 Lockbourne Road

Key Details

Meeting Time
6:00pm to 8:00pm
1st Thursday of each month

Neighborhood Pride Center
South Side Neighborhood Pride Center
280 Reeb Avenue
Room 021

In-Person Meeting Location
Marion-Franklin Recreation Center
2801 Lockbourne Road

Neighborhood Liaison
Beth Fairman-Kinney
614-645-5220
bfkinney@columbus.gov


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Commissioners


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Vote for your Far South Columbus Area Commissioners

Elections for the slate of Far South Columbus Area Commission candidates will take place on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm at the Columbus Public Library South High Branch. Click here to learn more

Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall conduct business pursuant to the commission rules and shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill its duties as specified in the rules.

Committee Members are:  Delores Richardson, Eileen Neale, Deborah Smith, Summer Sherman

Zoning and Development Regulation

The Zoning Committee receives, reviews, and makes recommendations on all applications for reasoning, variances, and other zoning adjustments in the area.

Developers must first submit requests to the relevant active Civic Association. If there is not an active Civic Association in the area under question, developers may submit requests directly to the Zoning Committee.

Committee Members are: Michael Walker, Co-Chair, Robert Patterson, Co-Chair

Internal Governance

The Government and Legislation Committee shall conduct business pursuant to the commission rules and shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill its duties as specified in the rules.

Committee Members are: Rev. Bonnie Draudt, Chair

Community and Public Safety

The Public Safety Committee conducts research, analysis and recommendations on criminal justice issues. The committee is a liaison to the City Public Safety Division (Police and Fire) and the Franklin County Sherriff’s Department. They also review any city, state or federal plans that affect the area.

Election

The Election Committee shall conduct elections pursuant to the commission’s election rules and shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill its duties as specified in the rules.

The 2020-21 Chairperson of the Election Committee is: Rev. Bonnie Draudt, bonniedraudt@yahoo.com

Economic

The Economic Committee shall conduct business pursuant to the commission rules and shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill its duties as specified in the rules.

Public Outreach

The Public Outreach Committee is responsible for providing residents with updates, sharing available resources, and building a broader audience through the Commission’s website, social media platforms, and other community outreach methods.

Committee Members are: Lori Fisher, Chair
Bonnie Draudt, Becky Walcott


This commission does not have districts.


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Far South News and Updates

  • The Family Adolescent & Child Community Engagement Service (FACCES) provides families with opportunities to engage in enriching experiences in Far South Columbus. The free events offer opportunities for the entire family to learn about urban gardening, healthy eating, academic support and other programs.
  • Application CV21-094 (click the link to view the full application.) This is a request for a zoning variance at 70 Obetz Rd., This is the vacant field between Speedway and the daycare center. The applicant wants to build 80 apartments for seniors. This application will be presented for a hearing during the next Zoning Committee […]
  • Application CV21-092 (click the link to view the full application.) This is a request for a zoning variance at 103 Fornoff Road. Applicant wants to build 175 apartments that are income qualified. This application will be presented for a hearing during the next Zoning Committee meeting in October.
  • Application CV21-091 (click the link to view the full application.) This is a request for a zoning variance for the property located at 3439 Parsons Ave., Applicant wants to continue tire sales and automotive repair activities. This application will be presented for a hearing during the next Zoning Committee meeting in September.
  • Application BZ21-074 (click the link to view the full application.) Olen Corp. wants to extend the mining/excavation activities from the existing area to Shadeville. This application will be presented for a hearing during the next Zoning Committee meeting in September.
  • Zoning Application BZA21-092 This is a request for a zoning variance for the property located at 3290 Groveport Road to use the property for storage of inoperable vehicles. 

Community Safety Day – October 23, 10-2
Columbus Fire Training Academy, 3639 Parsons Avenue
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