About the IVC

Italian Village is a unique Columbus neighborhood containing a collection of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The district’s late 19th and early 20th century character is defined by its historic buildings, narrow streets, and pedestrian amenities, such as mature street trees and front porches.

Today, nearly a million buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, either individually, or as part of a registered historical district. They require not only continued maintenance and preservation, but also the rehabilitation needed to accommodate new uses dictated by the changing times.

The Italian Village Commission was established by Columbus City Council in 1973 to determine the appropriateness of restoration / reconstruction or new construction projects in order to preserve those features of the property that are significant to the historical, architectural, and cultural character of Italian Village.

The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor. A Certificate of Appropriateness must be obtained from the Commission before doing any work, other than routine maintenance, on the exterior of any structure in the Italian Village.

More information about The Italian Village Commission can be found on the City of Columbus’ Department of Development website.

Italian Village Commissioners

Rex Hagerling – Chair

Term Expires: 6/30/2015

Architect

rhagerling@moodynolan.com

R. Todd Boyer

Term Expires: 6/30/2015

Business Representative

Architect

tboyer@wsastudio.com

David F . Cooke – T reasurer

Term Expires: 6/30/2015

Resident, At Large Seat

Resident, Recommended by the I.V. Society

dcooke@dcollective.com

Benjamin Goodman

Term Expires: 6/30/2015

Resident, Recommended by the I.V. Society

goodmanb@me.com

Joshua Lapp

Term Expires: 6/30/2017

Resident, Recommended by the I.V. Society

Josh.lapp@homeportohio.org

Jason S. Sudy – Vice Chair

Term expires: 6/30/2016

Resident, At Large Seat

jsudy@sidestreetplanning.com

Charmaine Sutton

Term expires: 6/30/2016

At Large Seat

cmysutton@gmail.com

Meetings and Calendar

Meetings are generally held at:

City of Columbus,

50 W. Gay St.,

1st Floor, Room B

Time: The third Tuesday of the month, 6:15 p.m.

Business meetings are held at:

City of Columbus,

50 W. Gay St., 1st Floor, Room A

Time: The second Tuesday of every month at 12:00 p.m.

Please note: Meeting dates and locations are subject to change or cancellation. You are encouraged to contact the Historic Preservation Office for confirmation.

Brief Italian Village Commission reports are frequently presented at Italian Village Society meetings and noted in Society Minutes.

Development Guidelines

The Italian Village Commission publishes a set of guidelines for development that may be obtained by contacting the Community Services Division of the City of Columbus at 50 West Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, by phone at 614-645-7144, or by download below.

Italian Village Commission Historic Development Guidelines (PDF)

Certificate of Appropriateness

A Certificate of Appropriateness must be obtained from the Commission before doing any work, other than routine maintenance, on the exterior of any structure in Italian Village.

The Italian Village Commission’s Certificate of Appropriateness (PDF)