The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone (706) 653-4116
Fax (706) 653-4120
Website: www.columbusga.org/planning




10/29/2015

Honorable Mayor and Councilors

City Manager

City Attorney

Clerk of Council

Subject: (REZN-10-15-2055) Request to amend the text of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to create a new permitted use, new parking requirements, and a new definition: Recreational Establishment. The amendment will permit recreational establishments (crossfit, rock climbing, batting cages, tennis centers, etc.) to locate in the following zoning classifications: GC (General Commercial), LMI (Light Manufacturing/Industrial), and MROD (Mill Restoration Overlay District). These types of facilities typically require warehouse-type buildings to operate their businesses and best serve their clientele. These types of structures are occasionally found in the GC zoning classification but more so in the LMI and MROD zoning classifications. By adding the aforementioned category to the UDO, it will allow warehouses to serve as a recreational establishment as a permitted use.


Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department

Attachments

STAFF REPORT

UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE REVISIONS – CHAPTER 3


APPLICATION

Planning Department is the applicant

PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT

1. Explanation of Revisions: Amend Table 3.1.1 by adding Recreational Establishment as a permitted use in the GC & LMI zoning districts.

Recreation
UseHI
S
T
R
E
10
RE
5
RE
1
R
T
S
F
R1
S
F
R2
S
F
R
3
S
F
R4
R
M
F
1
R
M
F
2
M
H
P
U
P
T
C
R
D
N
C
R
O
C
O
G
C
S
AC
L
M
I
H
M
I
T
E
CH
N
OT
E
S
Recreational establishmentPP

2. Explanation of Revisions: Amend Section 2.5.18 Mill Restoration Overlay District to add Recreational establishment as a permitted use. 3. Explanation of Revisions: Amend Table 4.3.3 by adding Recreational Establishment parking requirements.

Off-Parking Street Parking Standards
Category of Use
Parking Spaces Required
Additional Standards
(GSF= Gross Square Feet)
Recreation
Recreational Establishment
1 per 400 GSF of floor area
Parking study may be required


3. Explanation of Revisions: Amend Section 13.1.1 by adding a definition for Recreational establishment.

ORIGINAL ORDINANCE
PROPOSED ORDINANCE CHANGE
Sec. 13.1.1. Definitions.
Section 13.1.1

XXX
Sec. 13.1.1. Definitions.
Section 13.1.1

Recreational establishment means any recreational use that requires large, open space facilities (such as a warehouse). These recreational uses include, but are not limited to, crossfit, rock climbing, physical training, baseball/softball facilities, gymnastics, tennis centers, and similar uses.


PLANNING ADVISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION

Recommends Approval

PLANNING DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION

Recommends Approval

MAPS & PHOTOS

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