The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone (706) 653-4116
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Applicant:Ernie Smallman
Owner:Pace Burt
Location1600 Blanchard Boulevard
Acreage:15.25 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial)
Current Use of Property:Church
Proposed Use of Property:Bulk Storage (Nonflammable)
Council District:District 7 (Woodson)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the Staff Report and compatibility with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Approval based on compatibility with existing land uses.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Consistent
Planning Area C
Environmental Impacts:The property DOES 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) will increase by 158 trips if used for Warehousing use. The Level of Service (LOS) will remain at level B.
Surrounding Zoning:North - LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial)
South - LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial)
East - GC (General Commercial)
West - GC (General Commercial)
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 GC 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:Fourteen (14) 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 property is located in an AE Zone and has to comply with the 2’ above the base flood elevation if they do substantial improvements. Driveways and parking spaces have to comply for the new use.

This rezoning is to take the existing warehouse back to its original LMI zoning.

Aerial Land Use Map
Location Map
Zoning Map
Existing Land Use Map
Future Land Use Map
Traffic Report

Attachments:Aerial.pdfAerial.pdfLocation 2.pdfLocation 2.pdfZoning.pdfZoning.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfTraffic.pdfTraffic.pdf