The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-07-17-1346

Applicant:Robert W. Flowers
Owner:Robert W. Flowers
Location3716 Gentian Boulevard, 069-024-002
Acreage:3.37 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Non-Conforming Shopping Center
Proposed Use of Property:Shopping Center
Council District:District 5 (Baker)
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
Planning Area E
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:Traffic Impact will not vary from what the current road was designed to handle.
Surrounding Zoning:North – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
South – RMF2 (Residential Multi-family 2)
East – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
West – NC (Neighborhood Commercial) & SFR2 (Single Family Residential)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer Requirements
The site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR2 and RMF2 zoning district. 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.
3) 30 feet undisturbed natural buffer.

Attitude of Property Owners:Thirty nine (39) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received zero calls and zero emails regarding the rezoning.
Additional Information:None
Attachments:Zoning.pdfZoning.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfAerial.pdfAerial.pdf