STAFF REPORT

REZN-10-12-3012

Applicant:Keith Milligan and Paul Gibson
Owner:James Keith Milligan
Location5601, 5625, 5629, 5639, and 5647 Forrest Road & 2424 Woodruff Farm Road
Acreage:8.93 acres
Current Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial) for 5601 Forrest Road and 2424 Woodruff Farm Road / SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3) for 5625, 5629, 5639, and 5647 Forrest Road
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Undeveloped for for 5601 Forrest Road and 2424 Woodruff Farm Road and Single Family Residential for 5625, 5629, 5639, and 5647 Forrest Road
Proposed Use of Property:Grocery store / General Retail
Council District:District 4 (Turner-Pugh)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The recommended condition is: 1) Billboards shall not be allowed on this property.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The recommended condition is the same as the one recommended by the Planning Advisory Commission.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A.
DRI Rcommendation:N/A.
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area E
Land Use Designation:
Single Family Residential /Neighborhood Commercial
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:This rezoning request does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network.
Note: The City is in the process of acquiring property for the widening of Forrest Road from 2 lanes to 3 lanes. The project’s estimated time of completion is fall 2015.
Surrounding Zoning:North –SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)/RO (Residential Office)/NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
South – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)/NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
East –GC (General Commercial)/ SFR2 and 3 (Single Family Residential 2 and 3)
West –GC (General Commercial)/NC (Neighborhood Commercial)/SFR3 (Single Family Residential 2)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses.
School ImpactN/A.
Buffer RequiremntsThe site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR2 and SFR3 zoning districts. 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:Fifty Two (52) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department has received a couple of comments in regards to this case. One wanted to have more details about the proposed development, but didn’t express being against or in favor; the other two were against the request: their main concerns were the amount of new/existing commercial development in the area and the possible traffic impact that this new development will bring to the area. The last caller supported the request because she likes the idea of having a supermarket close by.
Additional Information:The purpose of this rezoning request is to build a new grocery store (Piggly Wiggly) along with other retail shops. A total of 7.61 acres are already zoned NC. The remaining 1.32 acres are zoned SFR2.

The new development will cover a total of 54,876 sq. ft of building area and will provide 220 parking spaces.
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Planning Area E Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Traffic Analysis
Concept Plan w comments.pdfFuture Land Use  Map For REZN 10-12-3012.pdfLand Use Map.pdfTraffic Analysis.pdf