The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-05-15-1053

Applicant:Robert M. McKenna
Owner:R. Spender Waddell Inc.
Location7711 & 7701 Fortson Road as well as 2897 Hobbs Road
Acreage:0.9380 Acre
Current Zoning Classification:SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
Proposed Zoning Classification:RMF2 (Residential Multi-Family 2)
Current Use of Property:Developed – Single Family Residential
Proposed Use of Property:Multi-Family Dwellings, Apartments
Council District:District 2 (Davis)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the staff report and compatibility with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Denial based on compatibility with existing land uses and inconsistency with the Future Land Use of the Comprehensive Plan.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area A / Land Use Designation: Single Family Residential
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:Properties are served by all city services.
Traffic Impact:106 trips will be created per day if apartments are created on the site. This rezoning request does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network.
Surrounding Zoning:North – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
South – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
East – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
West – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is not compatible with existing land-uses and future land-use.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsThe site shall include a Category B buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR2 zoning districts. The 3 options under Category B are:
1) 15 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) 20 feet undisturbed natural buffer.
Attitude of Property Owners:Thirty Two (32) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received three comments regarding this rezoning request. Two were concerned it could bring in more transient residents and contribute to crime. The other was concerned of the proximity of the development to their recently purchased home.
Additional Information:This area is designated as Single Family Residential in the Future Land-Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan.
Attachments:Land Use and Zoning Map.pdfLand Use and Zoning Map.pdfFuture Land Use Map.pdfFuture Land Use Map.pdfLAYOUT CONCEPT A 4-27-15.pdfLAYOUT CONCEPT A 4-27-15.pdf