Planning & Development

200 South Hamilton, Gahanna, OH 43230 | (614) 342-4015 | Fax (614) 342-4100
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F
Planning   Zoning   Building    Economic Development
     
About the Department of Planning & Development

Gahanna offers a special quality of life that makes it a great community to call home for you, your family, and your business. The mission of Gahanna's Planning & Development Department is to reaffirm and strengthen this quality of life through community and economic development projects. The Planning & Development department consists of professionals specializing in building regulation, zoning, planning, economic development, code enforcement and program administration all working together to serve the needs of the Gahanna community.

Economic Development Division
Bringing in new companies and helping our existing local businesses grow serves Gahanna through increased jobs and economic growth. Through targeted initiatives and programs, our Economic Development Division strives to grow Gahanna’s economic base through business retention, expansion and attraction activities. Learn More...

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Planning Division
Planning for Gahanna’s growth and redevelopment in both the short and long term reinforces our community’s success. The Planning Division manages this growth and provides support for the City’s permitting, zoning and land use planning activities. The Planning Division also supports the City of Gahanna’s Planning Commission.

Zoning Division
The Zoning Division works in conjunction with the Planning Division to create and enforce code according to the approved community land use plans of Gahanna. Under the Zoning Division, Gahanna’s Code Enforcement Officer works to enforces compliance with all local ordinances to ensure health, safety and welfare. You can download applications and maps, submit a code enforcement request, and more on their page.

Building Division
The Building Division conducts the administrative and regulatory responsibilities of the Uniform Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Housing Codes, as well as the National Electrical Code. Other federal and state requirements include the mandated handicapped access and energy conservation statutes. Learn more about the Building Division.

City Releases Economic Development Plan
8/30/2015

City Releases Economic Development Plan

The City of Gahanna has released its Economic Development plan.   The purpose of this plan is to identify the community's economic potential to attract and retain business and spur development in the city.  The plan is intended to serve as a guide for policymakers, community stakeholders, local businesses and future investors.

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Gahanna Among Top 10 Recognized as American Cities of the Future
8/21/2015

Gahanna Among Top 10 Recognized as American Cities of the Future

Each year, fDi Intelligence publishes a report, American Cities of the Future, ranking cities in North America under five categories: Economic Potential, Business Friendliness, Human Capital and Lifestyle, Cost Effectiveness and Connectivity. This year, Gahanna was among those recognized as one of the winners and was ranked 9th best micro city in North America for its Economic Potential and Human Capital and Lifestyle.

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Homeowner FAQ
8/4/2015

Homeowner FAQ

Click the link above to view a guide to common questions regarding streets, utilities, snow removal, water, sewer and refuse.

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Shops at Rocky Fork
7/3/2014

Shops at Rocky Fork

The Shops at Rocky Fork Development is a transformative project located at the intersection of Rocky Fork South and Hamilton Road. The private sector, led by Wagenbrenner Company and Courtfield Properties, acquired 12 residential properties and will construct three neighborhood based retail facilities on the site.

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1/3/2013

City Encourages Property Owners to Maintain Sidewalks

Neighbors helping neighbors makes a world of difference during snowy winter days.  In the wake of recent snowfall, the City of Gahanna encourages residents and businesses to clear the snow and ice from sidewalks and curb cuts in order to help maintain the safety of pedestrians in our city. 


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City’s ‘Fourth Utility’ Helps Expand Businesses and Their Capabilities
8/24/2012

City’s ‘Fourth Utility’ Helps Expand Businesses and Their Capabilities

Gahanna’s fiber network allows businesses to connect online while reducing costs

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