The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-02-19-0163

Applicant:Robert McKenna
Owner:Ben F. Billings, III
Location6000 Warm Springs Road
101-032-003
Acreage:3.03
Current Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:RO (Residential-Office)
Current Use of Property:Vacant
Proposed Use of Property:Senior Independent Living (multi-family)
Council 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 B
Single Family Residential
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 zerved by all city services.
Traffic Impact:
Average Annual Daily Trips (AADT) will increase by 278 trips if used for Senior Adult Housing use. The Level of Service (LOS) will remain at level B.

This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.
Surrounding Zoning:North - RO (Residential Office)
South SFR3 (Single Family Residnetial 3)
East RO (Residential Office)
West - 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 SFR3 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:
Ninety (90) 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 Reponses

Opposition: 3 Responses

Opposition concerned about traffic and does this area really need additional apartments.

Additional Information:
This is part of an 11.5 acre parcel. 8.5 acres was rezoned to RO in March of 2017 (Case #: REZN-03-17-0411). This request is to rezone the remaining 3.03 acres to RO to match.
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Location Map
Zoning Map
Existing Land Use Map
Future Land Use Map
Traffic Report
Plat
Site Plan
Council Staff Report.docxCouncil Staff Report.docxAerial.pdfAerial.pdfLocation.pdfLocation.pdfZoning.pdfZoning.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfREZN 02-19-0163 - 6000 Warm Springs Road.xls.pdfREZN 02-19-0163 - 6000 Warm Springs Road.xls.pdfPlat.pdfPlat.pdfSite Plan.PDFSite Plan.PDF