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STAFF REPORT

REZN-1-14-0059

Applicant:Newsome Tax/Patty A. Hoell
Owner:Uptown Storage, LLC.
LocationNorth Portion of 918 15th Street (1415 10th Ave)
Acreage:0.091 acres
Current Zoning Classification:LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Auto/Truck Wash and Detailing Facility
Proposed Use of Property:Business/Professional Office (Tax and Accounting) and Auto/Truck Wash and Detailing Facility
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 in the area. One of the recommended conditions creates a conflict with one of the existing uses (detail facility). The other condition pertaining to a wall shall be addressed by the Inspections and Code Department at the permitting process.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Denial based on the fact that the request is inconsistent with the Future Land Use Map of the 2028 Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Department does not encourage the rezoning of a small portion of a greater lot/parcel. The west side of 10th Avenue (between Linwood Blvd. and Victory Dr.) is zoned entirely LMI. No GC exists. Most of the west side is warehousing or light industrial uses. Also, the proposed zoning line would disconnect a building that sits on a singular property. The zoning line will not follow a property line.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A.
DRI Rcommendation:N/A.
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area D
Land Use Designation:
High Density Mixed Use
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 – LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)/ GC (General Commercial)
South – LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)
East – GC (General Commercial)/ LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)
West – LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)/UPT (Uptown)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is not compatible with existing land uses on that block. There are similar general commercial uses across the street.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequiremntsThe site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the LMI 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 has not received any comments in regards to this case.
Additional Information:The purpose of this rezoning request is to allow for a Business/Professional Office (Tax and Accounting) at this location. This type of use is not allowed in the current zoning classification.
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Traffic Analysis
Collage
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