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

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Please join the Housing & Development Committee for our monthly meeting this upcoming Wednesday 2/24 from 5:30-7:00pm. The meeting will be streamed on Facebook Live! See MoreSee Less

Please join the Housing & Development Committee for our monthly meeting this upcoming Wednesday 2/24 from 5:30-7:00pm. The meeting will be streamed on Facebook Live!

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Would like to know what’s going on to Old Starling Middle School. My kids play basketball almost every single day there. Besides our own back yard. That’s the safest area to play. You can’t go to Cody Park due to heroin addicts and needles everywhere. What’s the plan? Who’s in charge of what people will be living in Old Starling MS?

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  • Jaqueline (Jackie) Miles, Chair
  • Zach Gwin, Vice-Chair
  • Katie Robinson, Secretary, Representative of Fortuity
  • Chris Knoppe, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
  • Judy Box
  • Jason Boylan
  • Pauline Edwards
  • Josh Edwards, Representative of Mount Carmel
  • Brian Estabrook
  • Grace Hand
  • Austin Hill, Representative of The Refuge Ministries
  • Marty Johnson
  • Erin Kilkenny, 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


Election Committee

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

Committee Members are:  Jan Ruark, Steve Pullen, Austin Hill and Katie Robinson

The 2021 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.

Committee Members are: Bruce Warner, Brian Estabrook, Pauline Edwards, Chris Knoppe, Heidi Hughes (Resident), Christopher Merkel (Resident), Rebecca Huntley (Resident), and Judy Box

The 2021 Chairperson of the Election Committee is Bruce Warner,

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: Brian Estabrook, Marty Johnson, Chris Knoppe, Renee McCallion, Michael Ross (Resident), Pauline Edwards, Josh Edwards, Katie Robinson, David Stickels (Resident), Eric Skidmore (Resident) and Christopher Merkel (Resident)

The 2021 Chairperson of the Housing Committee is Brian Estabrook,

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: Erin Kilkenny, Zach Gwin, Judy Box, Chris Knoppe

The 2021 Chairperson of the Finance Committee is Chris Knoppe,

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