The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-03-17-0423

Applicant:Neighborworks
Owner:Neighborworks
Location4803 & 4811 13th Avenue
(032-019-001 & 002)
Acreage:0.48 acre
Current Zoning Classification:SFR4 (Single Family Residential 4)
Proposed Zoning Classification:RMF1 (Residential Multi-Family 1)
Current Use of Property:Vacant
Proposed Use of Property:Duplex
Council District:District 8 (Garrett)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Conditional approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The recommended conditions are: 1) the buffer requirement shall be waived for this development, and 2) reduce the side corner setbacks from 20 feet to 9 feet on parcel 032-019-001.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The recommended conditions are the same as those recommended by the Planning Advisory Commission.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area F
Land Use Designation:
Single Family Residential
Environmental Impacts:The properties do 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:This rezoning request does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network.
Surrounding Zoning:North – SFR4 (Single Family Residential 4)
South – SFR4 (Single Family Residential 4)
East – GC (General Commercial) / RMF1 (Residential Multi-Family 1)
West – GC (General Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsThe site shall include a Category A buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR4 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.
Attitude of Property Owners:Ninety-six (96) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department did not receive any comments regarding this case.
Additional Information:N/A
Attachments:Zoning.pdfELU.PDFFLU.PDF