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STAFF REPORT

REZN-03-15-0503_3535 Macon RD (GC)

Applicant:Kennon, Parker Duncan & Davis
Owner:Public Service Towers
Location3535 Macon Road
Acreage:1.21 acres
Current Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Vacant/ Developed
Proposed Use of Property:General Business
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 Recommendation:N/A
DRI Recommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Consistent
Planning Area E
Land Use Designation: General Commercial
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 does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network.
Surrounding Zoning:North – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
South – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
East – GC (General Commercial) & NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
West – NC (Neighborhood Commercial) & RMF1 (Multi-Family Residential 1)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsThis site is covered with impervious pavement. During construction of the site, stabilization of the adjacent rear properties was problematic. The site and rear properties are now stable. Under normal circumstances, the site is required to include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR2 & RMF1 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.
3) 30 feet undisturbed natural buffer
Attitude of Property Owners:Thirty Two (32) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received zero comments opposing this case.
Additional Information:This request is conducive with other uses on an existing transportation corridor like Macon Road.
Attachments:Future Land Use Map.pdfLand Use and Zoning Map.pdf