Applicant:John P.Thayer/Ankit Mistry
Owner:Weems Road Properties, LLC.
Location3705 Weems Road
Acreage:0.436 acres
Current Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Convenience Store
Proposed Use of Property:Convenience Store with Gas Sales
Council District:District 2 (Davis)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Denial based on the fact that the request is not compatible with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Denial based on the fact that the request is not compatible with existing land uses and not consistent with the future land-use map of the 2028 Comprehensive Plan.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A.
DRI Rcommendation:N/A.
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area A
Land Use Designation:
Neighborhood 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: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. Driveways should meet all requirements for commercial usage.
Surrounding Zoning:North –RMF2 (Residential Multifamily 2)/SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)/ SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
South – SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)/ SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
East – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)/NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
West – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)/RO (Residential Office)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is not compatible with existing land uses.
School ImpactN/A.
Buffer RequiremntsThe site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the RMF2 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:Forty (40) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department has received four comments in opposition as of today. Their concern is approving the use, the possibility of selling alcohol, increase in traffic and reduced property values in the area. Also, one person stated that there is a gas station very closed to this location and there is not a need for an additional gas station here.
Additional Information:The purpose of this rezoning request is to allow for the operation of a convenience store with gas sales. There is currently a 2,142 sq. ft. convenience store at this location, but the applicant would like to add gas sales. Gas sales are not allowed in NC zoning classification, so he is seeking to rezone the property to GC which allows for it. They are proposing to add a total of 9 parking spaces.

The applicant is proposing to use a 32’ 7” single chassis truck to deliver fuel to this location. The capacity of the truck is 4,400 gallons. The Traffic Engineering Department’s concern is that there is no guarantee that this particular truck or manufacturer will be available to the property owner in the future. Having a larger truck may cause problems coming in and out of the lot since the lot is only 100 ft wide.

There is one condition being proposed under this rezoning case. Billboards shall not be allowed in this property.
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Concept Plan
Traffic Analysis
UPDATED Site Plan_7-30-13.pdfREZN-6-13-2320 Traffic Analysis.pdfLand Use Map.pdfFuture Land Use Map.pdfCollage.pdf