The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
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Website: www.columbusga.org/planning

STAFF REPORT

REZN-04-17-0663

Applicant:Chi Alpha of Columbus
Owner:Estate of Margaret K. Whitley
Location4008 University Avenue, 069-023-033
Acreage:0.41 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:RMF2 (Residential Multi-family 2)
Proposed Zoning Classification:RO (Residential Office)
Current Use of Property:Vacant
Proposed Use of Property:Muti-family Residential
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.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:
Consistent
Planning Area E
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 increase on University Avenue by 20 trips daily if it is developed as a single family dwelling. Traffic impact would increase by 27 trips daily if developed as a multi-family use.
Surrounding Zoning:North – RMF2 (Residential Multi-family 2)
South – RO (Residential Office)
East – GC (General Commercial)
West – NC (Neighborhood 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 GC and NC 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:Thirteen (13) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received zero calls and zero emails regarding the rezoning.
Additional Information:None
Attachments:ELU.PDFELU.PDFFLU.PDFFLU.PDFZoning.pdfZoning.pdf