The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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Applicant:Tiger Creek Development / David B. Erickson
Owner:David B. Erickson / Charlie Webster
Location8800 & 8818 Veterans Parkway
Acreage:50 acres
Current Zoning Classification:RE1 (Residential Estate 1) / PUD (Planned Unit Development)
Proposed Zoning Classification:PUD (Planned Unit Development)
Current Use of Property:Single family residential
Proposed Use of Property:Same
Council District:6 (Allen)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses and consistent with the Future Land Use map of the 2028 Comprehensive Plan. The recommended conditions are:
1) Roadway access to the property from Veterans Parkway (US 27) shall be as shown on a plat dated May 27, 2014 by EMC Engineering Services, Inc. named Conceptual Master Plan or as otherwise specified by the Columbus Traffic Engineering Division.
2) An Intersection Sight Distance (ISD) Easement shall be conveyed to the developer as specified by the Traffic Engineering Division on the west side of Veterans Parkway (US 27) as shown on a plat dated December 20, 2013 by EMC Engineering Services, Inc. and named Intersection Sight Distance plan. Said easement shall be approved by the Traffic Engineering Division and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court prior to issuance of any permits for the property subject to rezoning.
3) Allow an intersection to be constructed along Veterans Parkway at an interval of less than 800 feet to an interval of 468.92 feet as shown on a plat dated December 20, 2013 by EMC Engineering Services, Inc. and named D.O.T. Access Plan.
4) The ISD easement shall be maintained by the developer for a period of three years, to prevent any vegetation or other obstructions from interfering with Intersection Sight Distance to the entrance/exit of the proposed subdivision. Upon the conclusion of this three year timeframe, the owner of the property where the easement lies is responsible for maintenance of said easement.
5) Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed 55 percent.
6) No access shall be permitted through Oriana Drive during construction.
7) The development shall adhere to the characteristics of the attached PUD site plan.
8) The developer shall be subject to the major amendments attached to this ordinance.
9) Buffering on the south and west property lines adjacent to existing residential uses shall include the following:
(a) Trees planted shall be large maturing species with a minimum trunk caliper of three inches at planting.
(b) Trees shall be planted at thirty feet intervals and arranged to complement the existing adjoining landscaped buffer.
(c) Red maple species and cultivars shall not be selected due to poor overall performance in the area.
(d) At least 50 percent of required trees shall be large maturing evergreen varieties three inches at planting.
(e) The complete landscaped buffer shall be installed prior to acceptance of any development section by the Planning Department.
(f) The buffer requirements contained herein shall be permanent as to developer or any successor in interest.
10) The TDU (Tree Density Unit) requirement for the property subject to rezoning shall be five (5) TDU's.
11) A two-sided, wood shadow box privacy fence shall be built along the property lines of 8826, 8850, and 8866 Veterans Parkway, from Parcel 81 to the Georgia Power easement (as shown on the attached site plan dated 6/25/14).
12) 8866 Veterans Parkway shall have direct access to the public street as shown on the attached site plan dated 6/25/14.
13) 8826 Veterans Parkway shall have direct access via a twenty feet (20’) access easement to the public street as shown on the attached site plan dated 6/25/14.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing and future land uses. The recommended conditions are the same as those recommended by the Planning Advisory Commission plus one additional condition:
14) A one hundred feet (100’) buffer along the east property line (as shown on attached site plan dated 11/26/13) shall be established as an individual lot not subject to development.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Consistent
Planning Area A
Land Use Designation:
Single Family Residential
Environmental Impacts:The properties 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:The properties are served by all city services.
Traffic Impact:This rezoning request does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network.

Note: Veteran’s Pkwy from Turnberry Lane to SR 315 in Harris County is a T-SPLOST Project and is scheduled for widening in Band 3 – (Years 2020-2022).
Surrounding Zoning:North – RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
South – PUD (Planned Unit Development)/SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)/SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
East – RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
West – PUD (Planned Unit Development)/ RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
Reasonableness of RequestThis request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School Impact
14-15 Projections
Available Space
Anticipated Impact on School
North Columbus Elementary School (PK – 5)
Veterans Memorial Middle School (6 – 8)
Northside High School (9 – 12)

135 Single Family Units: 135 x 24% = 32 students (32.4)
Buffer RequirementsThe proposed development shall meet the buffer requirements for Master Planned Developments as defined in the UDO.
Attitude of Property Owners:Sixty Four (64) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received one call in regards to the case. She was concerned about the impact on her property.
Additional Information:This request is an addition to the previously approved rezoning case REZN-8-13-2723 under Ordinance #14-7 (attached).

The original request was to build 90 lots that include various houses ranging from 1,800-2,500 sq. ft. The applicant is planning to add 45 additional homes to this subdivision for a total of 135 single family dwellings.

Both properties are being rezoned because the overall plan changes the dynamics of the original site plan. When a PUD zoning is adopted, the site plan is also adopted. A major change to the site plan requires a rezoning process.
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan – 6/25/14
Site Plan – 11/26/13
Traffic Analysis
Major Amendments
Land Use.pdfLand Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfSite Plan REV_07-25-14.pdfSite Plan REV_07-25-14.pdfNVP PUD Master Plan Layout 12-10-2013 (2)-.pdfNVP PUD Master Plan Layout 12-10-2013 (2)-.pdfREZN-6-14-1332 Traffic Analysis.pdfREZN-6-14-1332 Traffic Analysis.pdfRezoning Major Amendments Grid.pdfRezoning Major Amendments Grid.pdf