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Manchester Expressway Overlay District

The proposed Manchester Expressway Overlay District demands additional requirements for development along Manchester Expressway from J.R. Allen Parkway to the Harris County Line. The purposes of this ordinance are to:

  • Promote and enhance the aesthetic qualities of development within the arterial road corridor of Manchester Expressway through the implementation of land use regulations, and within which amenity features are encouraged.
  • Promote the minimization of visual clutter along the City's major roadways.
  • Provide greater control over the aesthetic and functional characteristics of development along major thoroughfares and roadways that serve as major entrances to the community, where higher development standards can effectively enhance the City's image as a desirable place to live, work and shop.


To create an overlay district the Planning Department must get approval from the Columbus City Council to alter the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Below is the Proposed Ordinance.

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The map has a large file size, and may take several minutes to download.

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Coming soon...Find out if your property is located within the Manchester Expressway Overlay District by visiting the GIS Interactive Map app, located at From the site, click Launch the Free Standard Viewer button. Also, check the official ordinance.

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