The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-01-16-0032

Applicant:Jack Hayes
Owner:Cottle Properties, LLC
Location6059 & 6073 Veterans Parkway, 189-017-037, 189-017-039
Acreage:4.42 acres
Current Zoning Classification:RO (Residential Office)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Undeveloped
Proposed Use of Property:Retail / Office
Council District:District 2 (Davis)
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 and future land use within the Comprehensive Plan.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Consistent
Planning Area A
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:Properties are served by all city services.
Traffic Impact:This rezoning request will not change the level of service (LOS) from its current level of D. This development will increase traffic on Veterans Parkway by 684 annual average daily trips (AADT) on the weekday. An increase of 518 AADT will be generated on Saturdays.
Surrounding Zoning:North – GC (General Commercial)
South – GC (General Commercial)
East – LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial)
West –NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsThe site will not require buffers because all parcels abutting it are GC or LMI.
Attitude of Property Owners:Thirty One (31) 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:The property was rezoned from GC to RO in 2011 to build apartments. The applicant is now requesting to rezone the property back to GC.
Attachments:Future Land Use Map.pdfLand Use and Zoning Map.pdfREZN-01-16-0032_Site Plan.pdf