The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone (706) 653-4116
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Website: www.columbusga.org/planning






05/21/2014

Honorable Mayor and Councilors

City Manager

City Attorney

Clerk of Council

Subject: (REZN-2-14-0238) Request to amend the text of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) in regards to the Manchester Expressway Overlay District.

UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE REVISIONS
(Explanation of Revisions)



1. Explanation of Revisions: Amend by adding a Section 2.5.22.

The Manchester Expressway Overlay District is proposed as additional requirements for development along Manchester Expressway, from J.R. Allen Parkway to County Line Road. The proposed ordinance is attached.

A total of two hundred and sixty eight (268) property owners within 1,000 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department has received approximately seventy four (74) calls/emails in support of the case, two (2) were neutral and six (6) were in opposition. The ones in favor agree with not allowing billboards and advertisement and also keep the unspoiled tree line in the corridor. One of the callers in opposition was concerned about the overlap between the HWY 80 overlay and the proposed one, the amount of variances granted on previous overlays and the cost to add those aesthetic improvements for the property owner/developer. The ones neutral were inquiring about the purpose of this overlay district and implications in this area.

The Planning Advisory Commission (PAC) considered this text amendment at their meeting on March 19, 2014. The PAC recommended approval.

The Planning Department recommends approval.

Sincerely,

Rick Jones, AICP

Director, Planning Department


Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department

Attachments

STAFF REPORT

REZN-2-14-0238



APPLICATION



PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT

Ordinance FINAL MANCHESTER XWAY OVERLAY v2 (3-12-14).pdfOrdinance FINAL MANCHESTER XWAY OVERLAY v2 (3-12-14).pdf

PLANNING ADVISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION

The Planning Advisory Commission (PAC) considered this text amendment at their meeting on March 19, 2014. The PAC recommended approval.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION

The Planning Department recommends approval.


MAPS & PHOTOS

Zoning Map.pdfZoning Map.pdfManchester Expressway Overlay.pdfManchester Expressway Overlay.pdf