A RESOLUTION GRANTING A HARDSHIP VARIANCE REQUEST TO WAIVE THE MINIMUM STREET FRONTAGE REQUIREMENT TO CREATE BUILDABLE LOTS AT 7747 LAYFIELD ROAD.
the replat of “Replat of Parcel ‘A’, Replat of the Watkins Estate” (7747 Layfield Road) has been submitted for conditional approval by the Planning Director;
Article Three of the Columbus Unified Development Ordinance Section
requires that all lots front on a minimum 25 feet of dedicated public right-of-way or upon a right-of-way that has received the legal status of such, except as provided for within specific zoning districts in Section 7.4.2;
applicant has requested a hardship variance to waive said requirement pursuant to Article 3, Section 7.4.2 (A) which allows residential developments to provide an access easement to properly satisfy street frontage requirements when approved by the City Council on a case-by-case basis.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES:
That the criterion of Section 7.4.2(A), which provides that all lots front on a minimum 25 feet of dedicated public right-of-way, is hereby waived. All other Planning conditions for approval of the replat of “Replat of Parcel ‘A’, Replat of the Watkins Estate (Part of Land Lots 220, 223, & 254, 10
District) shall remain in full force and effect. A hardship variance to waive the street frontage requirement in order to construct residential structures on landlocked lots (to wit: Lots A-3 and A-4) is granted for the property located at
7747 Layfield Road.
A hardship variance is granted for the subject property with the following condition:
1. Full disclosure of the concerns noted by the Columbus Fire/EMS Department regarding hydrant distances of Lots A-3 and A-4. Said disclosure shall be placed upon the deed and subdivision plat of 7747 Layfield Road. Disclosure shall include:
a. Acknowledgement of possible inadequate water supply to property may significantly impede or prohibit firefighting efforts.
b. Home insurance premiums may be higher due to distance from a fire hydrant.
2. Any additional access easements shall be adequate for fire truck access and turn-around ability. Developer shall coordinate emergency access requirements with the Columbus Fire/EMS Department and adhere to their requirements.
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the 28
day of May, 2013 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of
members of said Council.
Councilor Allen voting___________.
Councilor Baker voting___________.
Councilor Barnes voting__________.
Councilor Davis voting___________.
Councilor Henderson voting________.
Councilor Huff voting_____________.
Councilor McDaniel voting________.
Councilor Pugh voting_____________.
Councilor Thomas voting__________.
Councilor Woodson voting_________.
____________________________ Tiny B. Washington TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON
Clerk of Council Mayor