The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-1-14-0124

Applicant:A Loving Touch Grooming & Boarding, LLC./Raymond C. Bullock
Owner:William P. Cliatt
Location2020 Fort Benning Road
Acreage:0.11 acres
Current Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Pet Grooming and Barber Shop
Proposed Use of Property:Pet Grooming, Pet Daycare and Boarding/Barber Shop
Council District:District 3 (Huff)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The recommended condition is that 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 C
Land Use Designation:
Single Family Residential
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.

This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.
Surrounding Zoning:North – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)/SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)/RMF1 (Residential Multifamily 1)
South – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)/ RO (Residential-Office)/ SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
East – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)/SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
West – GC (General Commercial)/LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses.
School ImpactN/A.
Buffer RequirementsNo buffer requirement.
Attitude of Property Owners:Eighteen (18) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department has received seven (8) calls in support of the case. They all have great comments about the store, the service, etc. Another two call were inquiring about the proposed uses and the possible impact.
Additional Information:The purpose of this rezoning request is to allow for pet day care and boarding at this location. According the Table 3.1.1. of the UDO, grooming (personal services) is allowed in NC and GC as well as a barber shop (which is next door). Boarding and pet day care is not allowed under the existing zoning classification; therefore, rezoning is needed to include those uses.
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Collage
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