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Far East Area Commission




It's that time of the year again...


Far East Area Commission Election!

Interested in becoming a Commissioner? Want to cast your vote?  The Far East Area Commission will be holding it's annual election at our September meeting.  Join us on Tuesday September 5th at 6:30 at the Far East Neighborhood Pride Center.  Voting is open to persons 18 years of age or older, who reside or work- including affiliation with non-profits that operate within, in the Commission area.  Proof of residency and/or affiliation with work or non-profit will be required.  

Instructions and materials for becoming a Commissioner can be found on our Get Involved page - under Become a Commissioner.  You will need to make sure you have read and understand the Far East Area Commission Bylaws, Conduct Guidelines, and Communication Policy, and complete both the Commissioner Profile Form and Election Signature Form in PDF form, via the Submit Button by August 29th, 2023 at 11:59pm.

When you hit the submit button, an email window will open (you may need to allow pop ups from this website).  Please make sure that both the Commissioner Profile & Election Signature Form, are completed in their entirety and have been attached to your email before hitting send.



Zoning Applications

Zoning applications must be received by the Far East Area Commission no later than 10 days prior to the upcoming meeting, in order to be heard at the next meeting.  This deadline is to ensure the FEAC has enough time to notify all neighboring property owners within 125 feet of its exterior boundaries, prior to the application being reviewed.  

What's New?


2023 Reg Meeting Schedule


Tues January 3rd, 2023

Tues February 7th, 2023

Tues March 7th, 2023

Tues April 4th, 2023

Tues May 2nd, 2023

Tues June 6th, 2023

Tues July 11th, 2023

Tues August 8th, 2023

Tues September 5th,2023

Tues October 3rd, 2023

Tues November 7th, 2023

Tues December 5th, 2023 


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Our meetings are located at the Far East Neighborhood Pride Center - 2500 Park Crescent Drive Columbus Oh 

  • The Far East Area  Commission's next regular meeting is August 8th at  6:30pm.  

Documents & Zoning Applications To Be Reviewed at Our Next Meeting Include:

  1. No Applications

How to Join Our Meetings

Our meetings are always open to the public.  Community members are encouraged to attend and are welcomed.

Our meeting location is at the Far East Neighborhood Pride Center.  

Located at 2500 Park Crescent Drive Columbus Oh 43232

This is located off of Brice Road near  Interstate 70.

The Far East Neighborhood Pride Center serves over 70 distinct, unique City of Columbus neighborhoods in over 36 square miles on the far east side of Columbus, Ohio.  Zipcodes served are 43209, 43213, 43227, 43232, 43004, 43068 and 43110.

For more information please contact:

Lynne LaCour - Far East Neighborhood Manager 

Phone: 614-724-0100

Fax: 614-724-0111


If You Would Like to Speak

Regarding An Application: For public speakers the Far East Area Commission will only allow 3 speakers who are for an application and 3 speakers who are against, with each speaker receiving 2 minutes to speak.  All speakers will need to submit the following information via our Submit A Speaker Slip to the right, up until 3:00pm on meeting day:

  1. Name​
  2. Organization
  3. Address
  4. Whether you are for or against an application

For Non Agenda Items: For non agenda items there will be a limit of 3 speakers taken in order of receipt, with no more than 3 speakers on any 1 subject, and each speaker receiving 2 minutes to speak.  All speakers need to fill out the Submit A Speaker Slip to the right, up until 3:00pm on meeting day.  The commission will not entertain incomplete speaker slips.


Have A Concern?  Members of the community who would like to have their concern considered for placement on the agenda at the next Far East Area Commission meeting are encouraged to submit a written testimony via our contact form, contact the Far East Area Commission Chair, and/or contact the appropriate committee chair person.

Submit A Speaker Slip

Full Legal Name of Speaker*


Full Address Including House # and Street Name*

Email Address*


Dropdown List*


Application Number/Topic*

Contact Form You Are Submitting*


Columbus is Changing & Growing

  • New Columbus residents since 2010: 120,000
  • Projected regional population by 2050: 3 million
  • To make up for our housing shortage and keep up with growth, our region needs to double the number of new units built each year.
  • An updated zoning code is an important part of guiding growth in a smart and equitable way.

Initial Focus Areas for Modernized Zoning

Data, policy and public input all show that transit corridors and commercial districts have the most potential to address our city’s housing, mobility and affordability challenges through modernized zoning. Read our new report, “Where Do We Begin?” to learn how the Zone In team identified 62 streets and districts where updated zoning will first be considered.

NEXT, we need help from residents who live and work on these corridors to determine how existing zoning in these areas should be revised.


Zone In Community Conversations

The Zone In project team will host community conversations around a number of zoning topics throughout the life of this project.  These conversations will provide an opportunity to learn, discuss and ideate around many different aspects of zoning.  Visit the project website for the list of topics and dates as they become available.


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Only 1 Rise Up CBUS will be held within the Far East Area Commission Boundaries, at the Eastpointe Christian Church.  To follow the event on Facebook... click here!

The Rise Up CBUS! series was launched in 2022.  Updating the long-standing Neighborhood Pride Program, Rise Up CBUS! brought Mayor Ginther's Opportunity Rising Plan to life in nine neighborhoods by illustrating the many City and community services that are working today to advance the 21 aspirations that are part of Opportunity Rising.  Working in partnership with Columbus Recreation and Parks, the series began in May and concluded in September.  Over 2,000 residents are estimated to have participated and, in addition to City Departments, 115 non-profit community agencies were represented.

In 2023, Rise Up CBUS! will host or participate in 12 events from April through September. All events take place on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m

Residents can learn more about Rise Up CBUS! by clicking on Rise Up CBUS! 

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