The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-12-13-3673

Applicant:Richard E. Catrett
Owner:Richard E. Catrett/Cline Farm Enterprises, Inc.
Location8451, 8461 and 8501 Fortson Road
Acreage:40.1 acres
Current Zoning Classification:RE1 (Residential Estate 1)/ GC (General Commercial) with Conditions
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Extension of Flatrock Sand & Gravel
Proposed Use of Property:Flatrock Sand & Gravel
Council District:District 2 (Davis)
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:
1. Driveway access shall be limited to two (2) commercial driveways to Fortson Road.

2. Billboards shall not be allowed on this property.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A.
DRI Rcommendation:N/A.
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area A
Land Use Designation:
Light Manufacturing Industrial
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: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 – RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
South – RE1 (Residential Estate 1)/GC (General Commercial)
East – LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)/ RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
West – RO (Residential Office)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses.
School ImpactNo school impact.
Buffer RequirementsThe site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the RE1 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:Eleven (11) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received one call from a concerned citizen. His concerns were about the proposed use and the driveway and deceleration lane required for this properties.
Additional Information:Two designated areas of these properties were rezoned to GC in 2004. At the time, the applicant proposed a public street running from east to west into the property. From that street, parcels would be subdivided and would have direct access to that new street, not Fortson Road. Many of the developments in this area were developed in similar fashion.

Since that time, the applicant has used the property as part of his existing business, Flat Rock Sand & Gravel. He no longer wishes to subdivide the properties into smaller lots.
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Traffic Analysis
Ordinance #04-67
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