The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone (706) 653-4116
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Applicant:Southern Living Academy
Owner:Sheryl Drakeford
Location4225 Alton Street, 090-041-005
Acreage:0.46 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
Proposed Zoning Classification:RMF1 (Residential Multi-family 1)
Current Use of Property:Vacant
Proposed Use of Property:Personal Care Home Type III
Council District:District 3 (Huff)
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:
Planning Area C
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:Traffic Impact will increase on Alton Street by 26 trips daily if it was developed as a single family dwelling. Traffic impact would increase by 140 trips daily if it were developed as an assisted living facility.
Surrounding Zoning:North – SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
South – SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
East – SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
West – SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is not compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsNo buffer is required.
Attitude of Property Owners:Thirty-nine (39) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received two calls and zero emails regarding the rezoning. Twenty-nine (29) people signed a petition in support for the personal care home.
Additional Information:None
Attachments:Zoning.pdfELU.PDFFLU.PDFPetition Map for 4225 Alton Street.pdf