Welcome to Columbia Township
Trusted, Caring, Proud, Diverse, Innovative
“Small, caring, diverse neighborhoods within a community that provides
exceptional services for an affordable, enriching lifestyle”
Columbia Township is a Tree City USA community with attentive, friendly personnel; superior, reliable services; and convenient to freeways, shopping centers, sports venues, businesses and downtown. It is a community with long tenured residents, proud of their neighborhoods, with affordable living, no earnings tax, and a diversity of people. It is best described as an “inland archipelago” – a group of nine “islands” separated by a “sea of municipalities.” Through incorporation of municipalities and through annexations over the last two hundred years, the Township size diminished from being one of the largest townships in land mass in Ohio to being one of the smallest.
Columbia Township is a limited home-rule township governed by a 3-member Board of Trustees and a Fiscal Officer, and is managed by a Township Administrator. Due to its dispersion, the township is represented in the Ohio legislature by three different state representatives and two state senators. In 2006, a Community Comprehensive Plan was developed by residents and businesses to guide the township towards community goals identified for achievement over the next twenty years. The plan is being updated in 2011.
Columbia Township is one of twelve townships located in Hamilton County and is adjacent to many jurisdictions including Fairfax, Mariemont, Madeira, Indian Hill and Cincinnati. The Township encompasses an area of 2.67 square miles with 10.5 lineal miles, crisscrossed by county and state roads. The population in the 2000 Census was 4, 619.
Businesses are an integral part of the community and there are three key business areas in the Township: two excellent neighborhood business districts and one regional shopping district. Businesses are eligible for several economic development incentives and tax incentives, which can be found in the Businesses and Developers section of this site.
Strong neighborhood organizations welcome new neighbors. Tax incentives are available for new residential construction and improvements, especially LEED-Certified (Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design) construction.
Check out our site and learn more about the superb services provided to our community, our plans for the future, and the many opportunities available to businesses and developers to locate and develop commercial projects in the Township.
Columbia Township: Active, Proud, Personable, Friendly, Progressive
Ridge & Highland
Old Red Bank Road
Madison Place- North
Madison Place - South
Wooster Pike - East