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Public Notice 8.13.20: Virtual BZBA Meeting

The next Board of Zoning and Building Appeals meeting will take place on Thursday, August 20th. The meeting will be open to the public, but limited to the number of people as designated by the state or federal authorities and limited by space allowing for appropriate social distancing. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers, 7232 East Main Street. The meeting will be live streamed on the City's Facebook page To comply with the Governor's Orders, we strongly encourage you to watch via live stream, and refrain from coming to City Hall. Individuals who wish to comment in person may do so, however, to alleviate the need to attend the meeting we are making the following arrangements. Individuals may submit comments or questions in writing via e-mail to Andrew Bowsher, Development Director, at ( to be read aloud into the record. Each person desiring to make a comment must give their name and address in their e-mail. Residents will be able to submit questions and comments in real time via e-mail during the hearing and closing off questions or comments at a specified time after all of the submitted comments to that point have been read into the record. The City appreciates your patience and understanding.

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Updated: 8.13.2020
The Department of Development is responsible for land development, land use planning, economic development, zoning and implementation of a comprehensive plan for the City of Reynoldsburg.
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 We work to energize and maintain a thriving community where all citizens prosper and realize their potential by committing to the following:

  • Guiding the changes and development that will enhance our community.
  • Supporting business expansion and retention.
  • Seeking innovative ways to stimulate economic growth.
  • Increasing the commercial property tax base of our community.
  • Partnering with important local entities to promote the outstanding benefits of the community.
  • Continually working with regional partners to attract and retain businesses and investment in the City of Reynoldsburg.

Planning and Zoning

A key component of the Department of Development is the Planning and Zoning Division. This division is responsible for guiding residents and developers through the zoning approval and development approval process. 

The staff coordinates efforts between applicants, the Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning and Building Appeals, who meet monthly to review various aspects of projects, make recommendations, and issue certain approvals. Calendars and meeting details can be found under on the zoning information page. 

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Department Contacts

Development Director
Andrew Bowsher
Phone: 614-322-6807
Fax: 614-322-6845

Development  Administrative Assistant
Melissa Butler
Phone: 614-322-6827
Fax: 614-322-6845 

Planning & Zoning Administrator

Emily Wheeler 
Phone: 614-322-6829
Fax: 614-322-6833