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

STAFF REPORT

REZN-07-18-1358

Applicant:David Benefield
Owner:Same
Location1504 17th Street
Acreage:0.43 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:RMF1 (Residential Multifamily 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification:HIST (Historic)
Current Use of Property:Single Family
Proposed Use of Property:Residential / Florist
Council District:District 7 (Woodson)
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:Consistent - Residential
Inconsistent - Florist
Planning Area D
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:Average Annual Daily Trips (AADT) will increase by 45 trips if used for Singly Family Detached Housing use. The Level of Service (LOS) will remain at level B.
Surrounding Zoning:North - RMF1 (Residential Multifamily 1)
& RO (Residential Office)
South RMF1 (Residential Multifamily 1)
East - RMF1 (Residential Multifamily 1)
West - RMF1 (Residential Multifamily 1)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsNo buffer requirement.
Attitude of Property Owners:Fifty-Nine (59) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received four (4) calls and emails approving the rezoning.
Additional Information:
This property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Landmark Property. It is also in the Wereacoba Historic District. The HIST zoning is appropriate for this location and this use.

Currently the UDO does not specify the maximum amount of commercial space allowed in a HIST (Historic) live / work unit. When that is the case, we reference the 2012 International Building Code. Per section 419.1.1, the maximum size of the live/work unit shall not be greater than 3,000 SF. Nonresidential areas, or commercial areas, shall not be more than 50% of that area, resulting in a commercial area size of 1,500 SF for this property. Please see attachment 2012 International Building Code.

Per section 4.3.11 of the UDO, florist are required to have one (1) parking spot per 250 GSF (Gross Square Foot). Six (6) total spots will be required to satisfy the requirement of 1,500 SF commercial area that will be used at this location. Please see attached Parking Diagram.

Aerial Land Use Map
Location Map
Zoning Map
Existing Land Use Map
Future Land Use Map
Traffic Report
Parking Diagram
2012 International Building Code

Attachments:Aerial.pdfAerial.pdfLocation.pdfLocation.pdfZoning Map.pdfZoning Map.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfTraffic.pdfTraffic.pdfParking.jpgParking.jpg2012 Building Code.jpg2012 Building Code.jpg