Safe and LEGAL July 4th Fireworks

The Columbus Division of Fire regarding the illegal sale and discharge of fireworks throughout the City of Columbus.

Key take-aways:

  • The use of any explosive fireworks or rockets is illegal throughout the City of Columbus.
  • The only legal fireworks that may be displayed in Ohio are those that Snake, Smoke, Snap and Sparkle. 
  • Because the use of illegal fireworks can cause severe injuries, property destruction and death, the Columbus Division of Fire will have specialized teams of fire investigators deployed this weekend who can respond to calls of illegal firework sales and large professional-grade displays that put the safety of our residents at risk.
  • Do not set off illegal fireworks and if using snakes, smokes, snaps or sparkles, please take safety precautions.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

Explore Columbus History

You can contribute to documenting Columbus’ history by noting the local landmarks–stores, notable homes, parks, churches, streetscapes–in your photos of Northwest Columbus. Bring your photos and documents to Trustee Cheryl Grossman. Cheryl is working with librarians from the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Columbus Metropolitan Library to scan your photos or other materials for inclusion in the digital collection of central Ohio history. You may have seen pictures from this collection on the popular Columbus Neighborhoods series on WOSU.

In addition to the pleasure of contributing to the documentation of our neighborhood, you will have a high-quality scan of your pictures or documents. Photographs degrade over time or can be lost due to fires or water damage, so take this opportunity to back up yours. You can also specify how, or if, your materials can be used or you may be able to donate entire collections to the library.

Zoning updates

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At the November meeting, the NWCA Board recommended for approval a reduction in setback for 6469 Nicholas Dr to allow for outdoor storage, a reduction of parking setback at 4825 Knightsbridge Blvd, and Meijer’s at 6175 Sawmill Rd to use parking lot space for a gas station, liquor sales, and outdoor merchandise sales.

Jennifer Noll, Principal Planner with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) joined us in September to discuss the recently completed Insight 2050 Corridor Project. The project Corridor-Concepts-Scenario-Report-April-29-Final includes plans for future development and bus lines through five corridors from downtown. The Northwest Corridor includes Bethel Rd. and Sawmill Rd. to Post Rd. in Dublin. Pages 20 and 21 show recommendations for placement of residential, commercial, and other new proposed development.

Proposal for 405 apartment units at the NW corner of Henderson and Olentangy (the Zimmerman property). Application docs: CV19-071 4497 Olentangy River Rd.Council Variance App and Z19-054 4497 Olentangy River Rd.Rezoning App

This Week News 7-23

Apartment proposal at Winking Lizard site withdrawn

Apartment proposal for Kahoots site modified

Kahoots Could be Kaput

Kahoots Apartments might be CRA 2-27

ThisWeek News 6-18-19

Habitat for Humanity store to replace Graeters

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