The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-11-17-2181

Applicant:Easter Seals West Georgia, INC
Owner:Easter Seals West Georgia, INC
Location2591 Double Churches Road, 073-016-014
Acreage:+- 2.043 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:
SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification:
RO (Residential Office) with Conditions

1. To increase parking spaces to 79.

2. To reduce the rear yard setback to 20ft.

3. To reduce the side buffer requirements (Type C – Option 2) to 6.5 feet for a length of approximately 100ft.

Current Use of Property:Vacant
Proposed Use of Property:Adult Special Needs Facility
Council District:District 2 (Davis)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the staff report and compatibility with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on compatibility with existing land uses.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Consistent
Planning Area A
Environmental Impacts:The property does not lie within the floodway and floodplain area. The developer will need an approved drainage plan prior to issuance of a Site Development permit, if a permit is required.
City Services:Property is served by all city services.
Traffic Impact:Average Annual Daily Trips (AADT) is projected to be 27 trips if used for day care center. The Level of Service (LOS) will remain at level C.
Surrounding Zoning:North – RO (Residential Office)
South – RO (Residential Office)
East – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
West – RO (Residential Office)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer Requirements
The site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR1 zoning district. The 3 options under Category C are:

1) 20 feet with a certain amount of canopy trees, under story trees, and shrubs / ornamental grasses per 100 linear feet.
2) 10 feet with a certain amount of shrubs / ornamental grasses per 100 linear feet and a wood fence or masonry wall.
3) 30 feet undisturbed natural buffer.

Attitude of Property Owners:Thirty-four (34) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received no calls and emails regarding the rezoning.
Additional Information:This is an expansion of the current Easter Seals Facility.
Attachments:REZN-11-17-2181 PAC SR with Map.pdfSite plan.pdfAerial.pdf