The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-8-14-1834

Applicant:Ernest Smallman IV
Owner:Pace Burt Jr.
Location920 9th Street & 800 9th Avenue
Acreage:2.91
Current Zoning Classification:LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Warehouse / Vacant
Proposed Use of Property:Warehouse / Convenience Store w/ Gas Sales
Council District:7 (Woodson)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area D
Land Use Designation:
Light Manufacturing
Environmental Impacts:The properties do 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:Properties are served by all city services.
Traffic Impact:This rezoning request does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network.

This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.
Surrounding Zoning:North – LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial)
South – LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial)
East – LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial)
West – LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial) / GC (General Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsThe site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the LMI 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:Thirty-two (32) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department did not receive any comments regarding this rezoning request.
Additional Information:N/A
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Land-Use Map.pdfFuture Land-Use Map.pdfSite Plan.pdf