The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-06-18-1137

Applicant:George Mize
Owner:Synovus Trust Company, NA, Trustee
LocationOld Guard Road
Acreage:57.3 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification:RO (Residential Office)
Current Use of Property:Vacant / Undeveloped / Raw Land
Proposed Use of Property:Multifamily (256 Units)
Council District:District 2 (Davis)
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.
Traffic Impact:Average Annual Daily Trips (ADDT) is projected to increase by 851 trips if used for multifamily. The Level of Service (LOS) will remain at level B.
Surrounding Zoning:North - RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
South - SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)[Northside High School]
East - RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
West - PMUD (Planned Mixed Use Development)
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:Fifty-five (55) property owners within a half mile of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received no calls and emails regarding the rezoning. Notification distance is normally 300 feet.
Additional Information:Veterans Parkway (Moon Road to Hancock Road) is currently under construction and is set to be completed by end of 2019.

Attachments:
Aerial Land Use Map
Location Map
Zoning Map
Existing Land Use Map
Future Land Use Map
Site Plan
Traffic Analysis
Old Guard Road / Veterans Parkway Intersection Map
Attachments:Aerail Map.pdfLocation.pdfZoning.pdfExisting Land Use Map.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfSite Plan.pdfTraffic Report.pdfVeterans Parkway & Old Guard Road Intersection.pdf