The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-05-15-1119

Applicant:Steven Howle
Owner:Polestar Columbus GA (floyd), LLC.
Location1140, 1130, 1126, 1122 & 1100 Floyd Road & 4909, 4917 & 4915 Buena Vista Road
Acreage:9.62 acres
Current Zoning Classification:RMF2 (Residential Multi-Family 2), NC (Neighborhood Commercial) & SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Developed and Undeveloped land
Proposed Use of Property:Proposed Grocery Store/Market
Council District:District 4 (Pugh)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Denial based on the traffic impact and compatibility with Comprehensive Plan and Future Development Map.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on compatibility with existing land uses with the following conditions.
Condition 1: A hundred foot buffer shall be placed at the North East corner and run the length of the property heading west to the limits of disturbance as shown on the site plan submitted with the application.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Consistent & Inconsistent
Planning Area E / Future Land Use Designation: Single Family Residential, Commercial
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:Properties are served by all city services
Traffic Impact:The projected level of service (LOS) for Buena Vista Road at Floyd Road is currently a LOS of F and is projected to stay at a LOS of F with an increase of 5,413 “calculated with weekday and weekend trips” Annual Average Daily Trips (AADT) increase making the total projected AADT 31,823

The Traffic Impact Study performed by Wolverton & Associates indicates that the intersections of Floyd and Buena Vista Road will be adequate. It also indicated that the shared turning lane will be inadequate for both present day and projected traffic. This study looked at weekday A.M. and P.M. trips.
Surrounding Zoning:North – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
South – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
East – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2) and NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
West – 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 SFR2 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:Forty Seven (47) property owners within 1000 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received four comments opposing this case. Most of the calls came from the affected residents in the 1122 Floyd Road apartment complex. One came from the residents located at 1216 Floyd road. They were concerned that the development would decrease their property value.
Additional Information:The developers are working with the property owners to help relocate the affected residents of the apartment complex located at 1122 Floyd Road.
Attachments:Land Use and Zoning Map.pdfLand Use and Zoning Map.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdf15-CE-004 P-5 Rezoning Plan.pdf15-CE-004 P-5 Rezoning Plan.pdf