The City of Columbus Historic Preservation Office made it official this week – German Village Commission meetings will move to its new downtown headquarters beginning with the March 6, 2018 meeting.
German Village’s Commission and the Commission of the University District are the final two historic district meetings to be moved downtown as a result of the new construction.
German Village Society Executive Director Shiloh Todorov and Historic Preservation Advocate Nancy Kotting began conversations with the City a year ago, asking to keep the meetings in German Village for the convenience of residents who are required to appear before the Commission.
In September, the GVS Board of Trustees sent a letter specifically outlining the nonprofit’s desire to keep the Commission at the Meeting Haus. In December, the City sent its response outlining its reasons for refusing our request. The Board discussed the exchange of letters as part of its December meeting, the minutes of which are posted online and sent to 5,000+ addresses in the community through this newsletter.
The meetings will be held at 111 N. Front Street. A new parking structure across the street will support functions at the building, but it is not yet clear how parking for Commission meetings will work. We will share details as we have them.