The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-05-18-0956

Applicant:Jean Ross
Owner:Ross Commercial Properties
Location4603 17th Avenue
Acreage:0.21 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Rental House
Proposed Use of Property:Parking Lot & Office Expansion
Council District:District 8 (Garrett)
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:Inconsistent
Planning Area F
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:No traffic impact.
Surrounding Zoning:North - SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
South - GC (General Commercial)
East - GC (General Commercial)
West - SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
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 SFR3 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:Forty-Seven (47) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received two (2) calls and emails opposing the rezoning.
Additional Information:N/A
Attachments:Aerial.pdfLocation.pdfZoning.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdf