The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-3-14-0608

Applicant:The Planning Department
Owner:City of Columbus Georgia
Location304 and 3701 South Lumpkin Road and Two Other Unknown Addresses
Acreage:185.02 acres
Current Zoning Classification:LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)/HMI (Heavy Manufacturing Industrial)/GC (General Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Undeveloped
Proposed Use of Property:Cultural Facility (Historic Westville)
Council District:District 7 (Woodson)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The recommended condition is as follows: Billboards shall not be allowed on these properties.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The Planning Department recommends the same condition as the one recommended by the Planning Advisory Commission.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:Fort Benning has no objections to the proposed rezoning request.
DRI Rcommendation:N/A.
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area C
Land Use Designation:
Park/Recreation/Conservation
Environmental Impacts:The properties partially 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.
Note: South Lumpkin Road currently has a daily traffic count of 5,430 cars per day at a Level of Service B. There a plans to reconstruct this arterial from a 2 lane road to a 3 lane road. The Level of Service should remain at LOS B after the reconstruction.

This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.
Surrounding Zoning:North – HMI (heavy Manufactuing Industrial)/LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)/RO (Residential Office)
South – HMI (heavy Manufactuing Industrial)/LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)
East – GC (General Commercial)
West – HMI (heavy Manufactuing Industrial)/LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)
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 LMI and HMI 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:Four (4) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department has not received any comments in regards to this case.
Additional Information:The purpose of this rezoning request is to bring relocate Historic Westville here to Columbus, GA. The current zoning does not allow for cultural facilities, therefore rezoning to GC is needed.
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Fort Benning Notification Map
Site Plan
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