The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-08-16-1606

Applicant:Louise Hurless
Owner:Columbus Area Habitat
Location2417 14th Avenue, 029-041-041
Acreage:0.21 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:SFR4 (Single Family Residential 4)
Current Use of Property:Vacant
Proposed Use of Property:Single Family Residential
Council District:District 8 (Garrett)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the staff report and compatibility with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional approval based on compatibility with existing land uses and compatibility of the Comprehensive Plan. Condition to waive the required buffer ordinance.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:
Consistent; Planning Area D
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:Traffic Impact will not change on 14th Avenue. LOS should not be effected.
Surrounding Zoning:North – LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial)
South – LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial) East – SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
West – RMF1 (Residential Multi-family 1)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses. This property is directly behind an elementary school and should be a residential zoned property.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsStandard Buffer requirements, if not waived, are described below.

The site required to include a Category A buffer along all property lines bordered by the LMI zoning districts. The 3 options under Category A are:

1) 5 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) 20 feet undisturbed natural buffer.

Attitude of Property Owners:Forty Seven (47) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received one call and zero emails regarding the rezoning.
Additional Information:
Attachments:Future Land Use.pdfLand Use.pdfConcept design.pdf