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GCW Real Estate Holdings, LLC/Genevieve Green
W. Karl Ingram
2828 Warm Springs Road
Current Zoning Classification:
SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
Proposed Zoning Classification:
NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Current Use of Property:
Single Family Residential
Proposed Use of Property:
Parking Lot for Office
District 8 (McDaniel)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:
based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses.
The recommended conditions are: 1) Allow for an increase in the number of parking spaces from 40 spaces to 46 spaces (change from 1 space per 250 sq. ft to 1 space per 218 sq. ft). 2) The wood fence or masonry wall requirement listed in Type C, Option 2 buffer requirement in Section 4.5.6. of the Unified Development Ordinance shall be waived for all property lines bordered by RMF2.
Planning Departments Recommendation:
based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The rezoning will also make the existing office compliant with the parking requirements as set forth in Chapter 4, Article 3 of the Unified Development Ordinance.
The recommended conditions are the same as the ones recommended by the Planning Advisory Commission.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:
General Land Use:
Planning Area D
Land Use Designation:
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.
Property is served by all city services.
This rezoning request does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network.
This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.
–NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
–RMF2 (Residential Multifamily 2)/ SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
NC (Neighborhood Commercial)/ RMF2 (Residential Multifamily 2)
– RO (Residential Office)/ SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
Reasonableness of Request
The request is compatible with existing land uses.
The site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the RMF2 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.
undisturbed natural buffer.
Attitude of Property Owners:
property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department has not received any comments in regards to this case.
The purpose of this rezoning request is to build a new parking lot for an office (Woodruff Office). The existing office has 10,000 sq. ft. and has 23 parking spaces. The applicant is requesting to build 23 additional parking spaces.
The applicant requested two conditions to be added to the rezoning request for the following reasons: The Woodruff office which currently employs 41 employees doesn’t have enough parking for those employees and it is creating a burden on Club Hill Apartments. The Engineering Department can only approve a 10% +/- administrative change (4 spaces), leaving 2 spaces in need of a variance. Both parcels will provide a total of 46 parking spaces. Also, the fence requirement to be waived since Club Hill Apartments are owned by the Woodruff Company as will be the parking lot.
Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map