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Uptown Facade Board

The Columbus City Council established the Uptown Facade Board (UFB) on October 13, 1987. The UFB's purpose is to adopt and apply standards governing the development, redevelopment, rehabilitation, preservation and maintenance that affects facades of the properties within their jurisidiction. The jurisdiction of the UFB includes the Central Riverfront District (CRD) and the Central Business District (C-1). Columbus Consolidated Government, Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Section 9.2.5.

Important Note: Effective July 1, 2016, an application fee will be charged for demolitions and/or board review in the UPT and CRD zoning districts.
Application for Certificate of Facade Appropriateness and Check List

To view the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) for Columbus, Georgia, click the "Development Ordinance" button below.

Unified Development Ordinance Button

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"Facade" is defined as the visual portion of a property that faces a public right-of-way. It includes all architectural and construction features (including and without limitation to): structural materials, facing materials, windows, doors, trim, sills, steps, railing, cornices, molding, fences, landscaping and other decorative features.

The voting members of the board are appointed by council for three-year terms. They may serve two consecutive full terms in addition to any unexpired term they may fill. Non-voting members include a Columbus Consolidated Government Planning Department employee who acts as secretary to the board and serves as liaison between citizens and the board members. A Historic Columbus Foundation employee serves as an ex officio board member who provides professional opinions on applications that come before the UFB regarding their alignment with UFB Design Guidelines and Standards.

The UFB holds regular monthly public meetings on the third (3rd) Monday of each month at 3 PM in the Conference Room at the CCG Annex located at 420 10th Street, Columbus, GA 31901. The board may hold called meetings when necessary. Called meetings are also open to the public.

The deadline for submitting completed applications is at 5 PM on the first (1st) Monday of each month. Applications should be returned to Verona Campbell at the Planning Department offices on the second floor of the CCG Annex at 420 10th Street, Columbus, GA 31901. For more information, call 706-225-3920.

Board Members

The board currently consists of nine members appointed by Council. Contact information is as follows:

Documents & Forms

Uptown Facade Board Design Guidelines

Facade Board Application

Application and Meeting Dates

Application Deadlines are the 1st Monday of the month. Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month.

All regular meetings are held in the Conference Room of the Columbus Consolidated Government Annex located at 420 10th Street, at 3:00pm.

Application Deadline Meeting Date
January 4, 2016 January 19, 2016*
February 1, 2016 February 15, 2016
March 7, 2016 March 21, 2016
April 4, 2016 April 18, 2016
May 2, 2016 May 16, 2016
June 6, 2016 June 20, 2016
July 5, 2016** July 18, 2016
August 1, 2016 August 15, 2016
September 6, 2016** September 19, 2016
October 3, 2016 October 17, 2016
October 31, 2016 November 15, 2016****
December 5, 2016 December 19, 2016

* January meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 19th due to the Martin Luther King Holiday.
** July's application deadline will be on Tuesday, July 52th due to Independence Day.
*** September's application deadline will be on Tuesday, September 6, due to the Labor Day Holiday.
**** November's meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15, due to Thanksgiving week.

Columbus, Georgia Consolidated Government Annex Building

Government Annex Building
2nd Floor
420 10th Street
Columbus, Georgia 31902

Phone: (706) 653-4421
Fax: (706) 653-4534

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