The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-03-16-0510

Applicant:David Fox
Owner:Clementine Stephens
Location4827 11th Ave, 032-017-005
Acreage:
0.16 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:SFR4 (Single Family Residential 4)
Current Use of Property:
Residential
Proposed Use of Property:Residential (Cottage)
Council District:District 8 (Garrett)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the staff report and compatibility with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on compatibility with existing land uses. Request to wave the buffer requirements.
Fort Benning's Recommendation:N/A
DRI Recommendation:N/A
General Land Use:
Consistent
Planning Area F
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:This rezoning request does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network. Trip generation for SFR4 would be 11 trips daily.
Surrounding Zoning:North – GC (General Commercial)
South – GC (General Commercial)
East – GC (General Commercial)
West – GC (General Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsThe site requires a Category A buffer along all property lines bordered by the GC zoning districts. The 3 options under Category A are:
1) 5 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) 20 feet undisturbed natural buffer.
This requirement should be waved as most of the adjacent parcels are residential in use.
Attitude of Property Owners:Forty Five (45) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received no calls and emails regarding the rezoning.
Additional Information:No additional information
Attachments:Future Land Use Map.pdfLand Use and Zoning Map.pdfREZN-03-16-0510 4827 11th Street (SFR4)_application.pdf