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Subject: : (EXCP-04-16-0725) Special Exception Use request to allow for Auto/truck sales, new and used in excess of one-half (0.5) acre but less than two (2) acres located at 3688 and 3522 Veterans Parkway, Columbus, Georgia.

Joshua Cofer has submitted an application for the Special Exception Use cited above. The property is located in a GC (General Commercial) zoning district. The site is located at 3688 and 3522 Veterans Parkway and is 0.6 acres. The purpose of the Special Exception Use is to allow for the operation of a Auto/truck sales, new and used in excess of one-half (0.5) acre but less than two (2) acres located within the GC (General Commercial) zoning district:

Veterans Parkway is a Major Arterial road. It will provide adequate free flow movement for both East and West bound traffic. This use will be a primary use for 3688 and 3522 Veterans Parkway. Access into and out of the property in question will provide for adequate traffic and pedestrian safety. Emergency vehicles will have adequate access to the principal structure and accessory use. Services such as water, sewer, utilities, police, and fire protection will be adequate and serve the proposed use at this location. The properties are surrounded by other GC uses. Parking service and refuse should be adequate and provided as stated within the UDO. Noise, light, glare and odor should be limited due to the nature of the location. The hours of operation for this use will not have an adverse impact on the neighboring properties in the area. This structures height, size and location should match the uses found in other GC properties. Fifty five (55) property owners within 300 feet of the property have been notified by mail of the proposed Special Exception Use. The Planning Department has received no comments supporting or opposing this request.

Additional Information:

There is no additional information at this time.

The Planning Advisory Commission recommended Approval at the May 18, 2015 meeting.

The Planning Department recommends that the Council Approves the use because the application for a Special Exception use meets the criteria for approval.


Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department

Enclosure/ Attachment

Future Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfLand Use and Zoning Map.pdfLand Use and Zoning Map.pdf