Development Toolkit


Comprehensive Plan
Powell’s guiding land use, transportation, and financial plan.
Comprehensive Plan | October 6, 2015
Comprehensive Plan Appendix | October 6, 2015



Downtown Street System & Circulation Plan
This more focused planning effort was undertaken to develop design concepts for physical improvements to existing streets and parking areas and for new potential street and alley connections that will help alleviate congestion and improve traffic flow at the Olentangy & Liberty Street intersection.



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Downtown Revitalization Plan
A plan targeting Powell’s downtown area in efforts to enrich area streetscape, businesses, and link downtown with the rest of the city.




Downtown Architectural Guidelines
Guidelines for new construction and renovation of buildings in Powell’s historic downtown.
Historic District Color Palette Examples



Pedestrian Scale Design Guidelines Manual
Guidelines to achieve an environment that is safe, attractive and supportive (friendly) to pedestrians.




Market Analysis
Vogt Strategic Insights conducted a Market Analysis for the City of Powell in order to determine where the City should focus its development efforts with its limited resources.




2022 Downtown Parking Review
Analysis of parking research, outreach, meetings, and studies conducted over the past several years to address the parking options and challenges within the Downtown District.



Small Cell Design Guidelines
This document establishes general procedures and standards for the siting, construction, installation, collocation, modification, operation and removal of small cell facilities and wireless support structures within the City’s rights-of-way.




Development Plans Map
Use this map to view the approved development plan for each parcel.




Boundary Map
Use this map to check if you are within the city limits.




Zoning Map
Use to check zoning within Powell.




Land Use Map
Shows the current use of land (not zoning).




Subdivision Map
Use to check subdivisions within Powell.




Biking Paths Map
Shows the existing and propose bike paths throughout the City of Powell.





Residential (patios, fences, decks, and home occupations)
Commercial (including signs)



New Business Welcome Packet
This packet includes a permitting checklist and reference information to make opening a business in Powell as easy as possible.








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Use this tool to view a list of commercial properties within Powell.




City Code:

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Part 11: Planning and Zoning



Updated sign codes
Updated sign codes reflecting changes made on 9/16/15 banning all temporary signs and increasing area for permanent signage





Setback & Tree Planting Cheat Sheet
A general guide to Powell’s zoning setback requirements for each subdivision.



Claudia Husak
Planning Director
614.885.5380 ext. 1015


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