Established in 1797, Franklinton is the oldest settlement in Central Ohio. Rich in history, Franklinton has become a community of progress, innovation and exciting potential.

We are a neighborhood proudly celebrating the old and the new, side by side!

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Full Area Commission Meetings are currently taking place at West Park United Methodist Church, 89 W. Park Ave.

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Due to COVID our meeting locations are subject to change. Please check the calendar above or Facebook for each meeting’s location.

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West Side Neighborhood Pride Center
1186 West Broad Street

Neighborhood Liaison
Olabisi Eddy
(614) 724-2033

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The Franklinton Area Commission serves as a liaison to connect neighborhood groups, property owners,

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The following application will be presented to the Franklinton Area Commission for recommendation to the City of Columbus:

BZA23-026 – 837 Bellows Ave.
– To allow a structure to encroach 2.5 ft into the 10X10 vision triangle
– To reduce the building setback for both existing house and proposed garage along Souder Ave. from 12.6 ft to 2.6 ft
– To increase the height of the detached garage from 15 ft to 16 ft

Dates: April 4 (Zoning Committee) and April 11, 2023 (Full Commission)

Location: Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center, 777 State St., Columbus, OH 43222
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Join us tonight for our monthly Area Commission meeting at 777 W. State St (Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center)or view it live here on Facebook at 6:00 PM. See MoreSee Less

Join us tonight for our monthly Area Commission meeting at 777 W. State St (Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center)or view it live here on Facebook at 6:00 PM.

There are no pending Zoning Applications so tonight’s Zoning Committee meeting has been canceled. See MoreSee Less

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  • Jaqueline (Jackie) Miles, Chair
  • Zach Gwin, Vice-Chair
  • Katie Robinson, Secretary, Representative of Fortuity
  • Chris Knoppe, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
  • Eric Skidmore, Representative of FDA
  • Jason Boylan
  • Rebecca Brown
  • Pauline Edwards
  • Josh Edwards, Representative of Mount Carmel
  • Grace Hand
  • Johnny Riddle, Representative of Franklinton Arts District
  • Renee McCallion
  • Steve Pullen, Election Committee Chair, Representative of Columbus Metropolitan Library Franklinton Branch
  • Jan Ruark, Representative of Lower Lights
  • Thomas Hecker, Representative of Integrated Services
  • Jared Wilson


Election Committee

The Election Committee manages the Election rules and oversees the Election process

Committee Members are:  Jan Ruark, Jackie Miles, Grace Hand and Katie Robinson

The 2022 Chairperson of the Election Committee is Steve Pullen,

Zoning Committee

The Zoning Committee receives, reviews and make recommendations concerning applications for rezoning, zoning variances, and special permits for property located in the area. They also receive and review all demolition permits for property in the Franklinton area.

Zoning cases must be received by the zoning Chair at least 14 calendar days prior to the FAC meeting. Cases received less than 14 days ahead will be heard at the next FAC meeting.

The Zoning Committee Chair shall notify or make reasonable attempts to notify all property owners within 125 feet of the property in question prior to the FAC meeting where the case will be heard. All such owners are listed on the attachment to the zoning application.

The 2022 Chairperson of the Election Committee is Jason Boylan,

Housing and Development Committee

  • Fosters relationships between public, private, and nonprofit sectors for the betterment of housing for all Franklinton residents
  • Reviews housing and development projects
  • Fields housing concerns from Franklinton residents
  • Leverages development to stabilize housing for all Franklinton residents

The 2022 Chairperson of the Housing Committee is Eric Skidmore,

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for the planning, monitoring, and evaluation of the FAC funding and financial management. The Committee recommends an annual budget for approval by the FAC at the January FAC meeting.

The 2022 Chairperson of the Finance Committee is Chris Knoppe,

Community Services Committee

Committee Members are: Ashley Montana*, Marty Johnson, Pauline Edwards and Grace Hand.

The 2022 Chairperson of the Community Services Committee is Josh Edwards,