COUNCIL
STAFF REPORT

REZN-03-19-0359

Applicant: George Mize


Owner: LRW Group, LLC


Location: 6890 River Road


Parcel: 180-005-004


Acreage: 9.33 Acres


Current Zoning Classification: RO (Residential Office) with Conditions


Proposed Zoning Classification: RO (Residential Office) with Amended Conditions


Current Use of Property: Undeveloped / Raw Land


Proposed Use of Property: Residential Condominiums


Council District: District 2 (Davis)


PAC Recommendation: Approval based on the Staff Report and compatibility with existing land uses.


Planning Department Recommendation: Approval based on compatibility with existing land uses and consistency with Future Land Use Map of the 2038 Comprehensive Plan.

Fort Benning’s Recommendation: N/A

DRI Recommendation: N/A

General Land Use: Inconsistent
Planning Area A

Current Land Use Designation: Mixed-Use

Future Land Use Designation: Mixed Use


Compatible with Existing Land-Uses: Yes

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 (AADT) will increase by 204 trips if used for type use. The Level of Service (LOS) will remain at level B.


Traffic Engineering: This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for residential usage.

Surrounding Zoning: North RO (Residential Office)
South RO (Residential Office)
East SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
West RE1 (Residential Estate 1)

Reasonableness of Request: The request is compatible with existing land uses.

School Impact: N/A


Buffer Requirement: The site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR2 zoning district. The 3 options under Category C are:

Attitude of Property Owners: Fifteen (15) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received three (3) calls and/or emails regarding the rezoning.

Approval 0 Responses
Opposition 3 Responses

Additional Information:
ORIGINAL CONDITIONS
PROPOSED CONDITIONS
1. There shall be no more than ten (10) buildings permitted on the Property.
2. Said buildings combined shall contain no more than 70,000 square feet of space, with no building having a building footprint more than 12,000 square feet in area.
3. Buildings shall be no more than two stories in height. Buildings which front River Road shall be one story in height and any other buildings shall be either one story or two stories in height.
4. A landscaped buffer not less than ten (10) feet in width shall be planted and installed along the northern boundary line of the Property. Said landscaped buffer shall be densely planted with evergreen plant materials of sufficient height at installation to screen the planned improvements on the Property from view from the adjacent property to the north.
5. A landscaped buffer not less than thirty (30) feet in width shall be planted and installed near the western boundary line of the Property (which is the common boundary line with River Road). Said landscaped buffer shall be planted with plant materials of varying heights.
6. In addition to the buffers described above, all buffer and landscaping ordinances set forth the Unified Development' Ordinance in the Code of Ordinances of Columbus, Georgia shall apply.
7. The exterior of all buildings, all entrance improvements, all signage, and all shall be of high quality brick, stone, stucco, glass, or wrought iron materials.


8. All development lighting shall be directed internally.
9. All trash receptacle facilities shall be screened from adjacent properties by means of densely planted evergreen landscaping.
10. Garbage pickup shall be done only on Mondays through Fridays and shall not occur before 8:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m.
11. Property shall be served by only one access point from River Road.
12. Developer shall reserve future right-of-way along River Road for the widening of River Road.
13. No structure shall be constructed within twelve (12) feet of the northern boundary line of the Property, and no structure shall be constructed within one hundred-twenty (120) feet of the eastern edge of River Road as said road presently exists.
14. Monument signage shall be no higher than twelve (12) feet in height as same is to be measured from the elevation of River Road at the point of entry to the Property.

15. No storm water detention or drainage facilities shall be located on the northern three hundred-fifty (350) feet of the Property.
16. The Property is limited to the uses permitted in the Columbus Code of Ordinances, Appendix A (Unified Development Ordinance), Section 3.1.1, that are listed below:
a. Office, business and professional (as defined in Section 13, Article l) means an establishment providing executive, management, and professional services to the public, including but not limited to the following: advertising services, business offices of private companies, business offices of utility companies, public or nonprofit agencies, trade associations; employment offices, excluding day labor and labor pool services; professional or consulting offices for accounting, architecture, computer technology, design, engineering, landscape architecture, law, urban planning, and similar professions; property and financial management, real estate; secretarial and telecommunication services; travel agencies; and related services.
b. Office, medical or dental (as defined in Section 13, Article I) means an establishment offering patients medical services, examinations, and treatments, by professionals trained in healing or practices, including: chiropodist, chiropractors, dental surgeons, dentists, naturopaths, optometrists, osteopaths, physicians, psychiatrists, surgeons, or any similar profession recognized and licensed by the State of Georgia.
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2. No more than 35 single story residential condominiums units.


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4. A landscaped buffer not less than ten (10) feet in width shall be planted and installed along the northern boundary line of the Property. Said landscaped buffer shall be densely planted with evergreen plant materials of sufficient height at installation to screen the planned improvements on the Property from view from the adjacent property to the north.
5. A landscaped buffer not less than thirty (30) feet in width shall be planted and installed near the western boundary line of the Property (which is the common boundary line with River Road). Said landscaped buffer shall be planted with plant materials of varying heights.
6. In addition to the buffers described above, all buffer and landscaping ordinances set forth the Unified Development' Ordinance in the Code of Ordinances of Columbus, Georgia shall apply.
7. The exterior of all buildings, all entrance improvements, all signage, and all shall be of high quality brick, stone, stucco, glass, cement Hard Plank (not to exceed 20% of total exterior coverage) or wrought iron materials.
8. All development lighting shall be directed internally.
9. All trash receptacle facilities shall be screened from adjacent properties by means of densely planted evergreen landscaping.
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11. Property shall be served by only one access point from River Road.
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13. No structure shall be constructed within twelve (12) feet of the northern boundary line of the Property, and no structure shall be constructed within thirty-five (35) feet of the eastern edge of the right-of-way of River Road.
14. Monument signage shall be no higher than twelve (12) feet in height as same is to be measured from the elevation of River Road at the point of entry to the Property,
15. No storm water detention or drainage facilities shall be located on the northern three hundred-fifty (350) feet of the Property.
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