The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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01/29/2019

Honorable Mayor and Councilors

City Manager

City Attorney

Clerk of Council

Subject: (REZN-12-18-2248) Request to amend the text of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) regarding Club or Lodge, Not for Profit, to read as follows:


Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department

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STAFF REPORT




APPLICATION

Subject: (REZN-12-18-2248) Request to amend the text of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) regarding Club or Lodge, Not for Profit, to read as follows


PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT

ORIGINAL ORDINANCE
PROPOSED ORDINANCE CHANGE
CHAPTER 13

Club or lodge, not for profit means a building or facility operated on a nonprofit basis for cultural, fraternal, recreational, religious or recreational purposes.
CHAPTER 13

Club or lodge, not for profit means a building or facility operated on a nonprofit basis for cultural, educational, fraternal, recreational, religious and/or recreational purposes.


PLANNING ADVISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION

The Planning Advisory Commission (PAC) considered this text amendment at their meeting on January 16, 2018. By a vote of 5-4, the PAC recommended approval.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION

The Planning Department recommends approval.

MAPS & PHOTOS

Additional Information:
This Text Amendment would allow for Club or Lodge, Not for Profit, in all residential zones as a Special Exception Use. Many organizations, such as existing Boys and Girls Clubs and Girls Inc, are located in or near residential areas, which gives them direct access to their clientele. This Text Amendment would also allow for the Boys and Girls Club (currently located at 1429 Morris Road) to purchase the old Edgewood Elementary School (adaptive reuse) and operate said Club at the school location with the approval of a Special Exception (EXCP-12-18-2246).