The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-06-16-1220

Applicant:Miki Folsom
Owner:Robert Q. Aber
Location4847 Miller Road, part of 099-002-016
Acreage:1.5 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification:LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial)
Current Use of Property:United Rental INC. equipment rental
Proposed Use of Property:United Rental INC. equipment rental
Council District:District 5 (Baker)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the staff report and compatibility with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Approval based on compatibility with existing land uses resolving a split parcel zoning matter.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:
Consistent; Planning Area B
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 Miller Road. LOS should not be effected.
Surrounding Zoning:North – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
South – LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial)
East – LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial)
West – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses. This is a cleanup of the current split zoned parcel. The parcel was not fully zoned LMI before 2005 and at that time the regulations stated the portion of the property that’s zoned for 75% or more would be the zoning and use of the parcel.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsStandard Buffer requirements, if not waived, are described below.

The site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR1 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:Twelve (12) 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.pdfSite Plan.pdf