Franklinton

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!

Map of Area Commission Boundaries

This area commission typically meets at the Mount Carmel Community Health Resource Center, Medical Office Building 2, at 777 W. State Street

Meeting Place
All meetings are currently virtual and can be watched live on Facebook.

Neighborhood Pride Center
West Side Neighborhood Pride Center
1186 West Broad Street

Neighborhood Liaison
Melissa Green
614-328-6034
megreen@columbus.gov


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Join us on Facebook Live Wednesday 6/23 (5:30-7:00pm) for the Franklinton Area Commission’s Housing & Development Committee meeting. In addition to what is on the agenda here we will also be hearing from the developers of the Harriet’s Hope project. See MoreSee Less

Join us on Facebook Live Wednesday 6/23 (5:30-7:00pm) for the Franklinton Area Commissions Housing & Development Committee meeting. In addition to what is on the agenda here we will also be hearing from the developers of the Harriets Hope project.

Yesterday was a big day for us! Pictured here is Riley Martin on the left, and Kris Saunders on the right. They are the Security Ambassadors that will patrol the SID territory from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday!

We’ve partnered with Robert Anthony Sean Security Services to provide these Ambassadors and we are excited to have them start! They spent time yesterday meeting business owners as they patrolled, and will continue doing so on a regular basis!
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Commissioners

  • Jaqueline (Jackie) Miles, Chair
  • Zach Gwin, Vice-Chair
  • Katie Robinson, Secretary, Representative of Fortuity
  • Chris Knoppe, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
  • Nick Bankston, Representative of Gladden Community House
  • Judy Box
  • Jason Boylan
  • Rebecca Brown
  • Pauline Edwards
  • Josh Edwards, Representative of Mount Carmel
  • Brian Estabrook, Housing Committee Chair
  • Grace Hand
  • Austin Hill, Representative of The Refuge Ministries
  • Marty Johnson
  • 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
  • Bruce Warner, Zoning Committee Chair

Committees

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 2021 Chairperson of the Election Committee is Steve Pullen, spullen.fac@gmail.com

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.

Committee Members are: Chris Knoppe, Brian Estabrook, Jason Boylan, Zach Gwin, Jackie Miles, Heidi Hughes*, Rebecca Hunley*, Irvin Johnson*, David Gonzales* and Joann Gonzales*.

The 2021 Chairperson of the Election Committee is Bruce Warner, bwarner.fac@gmail.com.

Planning Committee

Committee Members are: Renee McCallion and Jackie Miles.

The 2021 Chairperson of the Planning Committee is Judy Box, jbox.fac@gmail.com.

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

Committee Members are: Chris Knoppe, Josh Edwards, Judy Box, Jason Boylan, Renee McCallion, Pauline Edwards, Jackie Miles, Katie Robinson, Austin Hill, Christopher Merkel*, Michael Ross*, Eric Skidmore*, Trent Smith*, David Stickles*, Irvin Johnson*, David Gonzales* and Joann Gonzales*.

The 2021 Chairperson of the Housing Committee is Brian Estabrook, bestabrook.fac@gmail.com.

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.

Committee Members are: Zach Gwin and Jackie Miles.

The 2021 Chairperson of the Finance Committee is Chris Knoppe, cknoppe.fac@gmail.com.

Community Services Committee

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

The 2021 Chairperson of the Community Services Committee is Josh Edwards, jedwards.fac@gmail.com.

*Resident


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