The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-6-14-1446

Applicant:David C. Johnson
Owner:AMC Properties, LLLP
Location1450 & 1454 54th Street
Acreage:3.28 acres
Current Zoning Classification:LMI (Light Manufacturing/Industrial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Business and Professional Offices (nonconforming) / Building and Construction Trades Office and Shop
Proposed Use of Property:Business and Professional Offices (conforming) / Building and Construction Trades Office and Shop
Council District:8 (McDaniel)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The Planning Department recommends the following condition:
Billboards shall not be allowed on this property.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area F
Land Use Designation:
Light Manufacturing Industrial
Environmental Impacts:The properties do 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:The properties are served by all city services.
Traffic Impact: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.
Surrounding Zoning:North – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)/GC (General Commercial)/SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
South – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)/GC (General Commercial)
East – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)/GC (General Commercial)
West – LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsNo buffer is required since the site has already been built and they are not planning to expand the existing structures.
Attitude of Property Owners:Twenty Three (23) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received one neutral inquiry. The gentleman wanted to know more details about the request and was concern about the possible impact of the rezoning request. After the request was
explained, he understood better.
Additional Information:The purpose of this rezoning request is to bring the existing structures into conforming status. Business and professional offices are not allowed on LMI zoning classification. Building and construction trades office and shop uses
are allowed in GC.

The total area of both buildings is approx. 15,600 SF (+/-7,800 SF in each bldg.). The property has 57 total paved/lined parking spaces, plus loading/unloading parking at the rear lower level of each building, plus unmarked truck parking in the rear fenced lot of each building. Freeman and Associates (1454) and Northwest Exterminators
are the current tenants (1450).

The applicant established that they are not planning to expand the current structures or
incorporate any additional offices.
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Collage

Land Use.pdfLand Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfSite Plan.pdfSite Plan.pdfCollage.pdfCollage.pdf