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.
Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program Offered by Ohio EMA
4/8/2014

Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program Offered by Ohio EMA

Homeowners interested in constructing a tornado shelter may be eligible to receive a rebate for purchase and installation of safe rooms through the Ohio Emergency Management's (EMA) Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program.

Residents selected for the program are eligible for a rebate up to 75 percent of the cost to install or construct a safe room – up to a maximum of $5,250. To apply for the Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program, homeowners have until 5 p.m. April 18, 2014 to register on the Ohio EMA website: https://ohiosharpp.ema.state.oh.us/saferoom2014/.

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City of Gahanna's Torres Appointed to Ohio Latino Affairs Commission
11/26/2013

City of Gahanna's Torres Appointed to Ohio Latino Affairs Commission

Emanuel Torres, Economic Development Manager for the City of Gahanna, was recently appointed to the Board of the Office of Latino Affairs for the State of Ohio.

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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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Gahanna In The News: Creekside’s Growth
12/7/2012

Gahanna In The News: Creekside’s Growth

Colleen Marshal of NBC4 attended a ribbon cutting of yet another new business in Creekside and learned firsthand how this development is bringing life and new jobs to Gahanna.

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Niagara Bottling to Invest $50 Million in Gahanna, Add More Than 70 Jobs
8/29/2012

Niagara Bottling to Invest $50 Million in Gahanna, Add More Than 70 Jobs

Niagara Bottling LLC has announced it will invest $50 million in the Columbus Region, starting with the purchase of a 308,000-square-foot facility in Gahanna

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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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