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Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-06-18-1169

Applicant:Joel Womack
Owner:Mark Todd, CEO Magnolia Manor
Location9056 Veterans Parkway
Acreage:40.0 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification:RO (Residential Office)
Current Use of Property:Vacant / Undeveloped / Wooded Lot
Proposed Use of Property:Life Plan Community
Council District:District 6 (Allen)
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.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area A
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 except sewage. Developer is currently in discussion with Columbus Water Works about extending the connection to service the site.
Traffic Impact:Average Annual Daily Trips (AADT) will increase by 427 trips if used for Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) use. The Level of Service (LOS) will remain at level C.
Surrounding Zoning:North – RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
South – RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
East – RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
West – RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
*Northwest – GC (General Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer Requirements
The site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the RE1 zoning district. 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:One Hundred Twenty-Nine (129) property owners within a half mile of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received one (1) call opposing the rezoning. Notification distance is normally 300 feet.
Additional Information:
Sam McQuagg, located at 8880 Veterans Parkway, brought up concerns with how the detention/retention pond would handle the increased runoff without increasing the volume of water placed into the creek.

While this development is Inconsistent with the Comprehensive Plan and is commercial in nature, it will actually have less generated trips compared to a Single Family Housing development on the same property. Single Family Housing at a 9.57 Trip Rate vs Continuing Care Retirement Community at a 2.81 Trip Rate. Please see attached Traffic Report for more details.

Attachments:
Aerial Land Use Map
Location Map
Zoning Map
Existing Land Use Map
Future Land Use Map
Site Plan
Traffic Report

Attachments:Aerial.pdfLocation.pdfZoning.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfSite Plan.pdfTraffic Report.pdf