Clerk of Council
Subject: (EXCP-10-15-2143) Special Exception Use request to allow for a place of worship with more than 250 seats located at 5301 Sidney Simons Boulevard, Columbus, Georgia.
George W. Mize, Jr. has submitted an application for the Special Exception Use cited above. The property is located in a GC (General Commercial) zoning district. The site for the proposed Place of Worship with more than 250 seats is the Rock Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Columbus, Inc. at 5301 Sidney Simons Boulevard. The purpose of the Special Exception Use is to allow for the operation of a place of worship with over 250 seats located within the GC (General Commercial) zoning district:
Sidney Simons Boulevard is a local road. Sidney Simons Boulevard will provide adequate free flow movement for both east and west bound traffic. This use will be a primary use for the place of worship that currently exists.
(2) Traffic and Pedestrian Safety. Is or will access into and out of the property be adequate to provide for traffic and pedestrian safety, the anticipated volume of traffic flow, and access by emergency vehicles?
The properties are surrounded by other GC uses and the rear of the property abuts I-185 and it’s on and off ramps. Noise, light, glare and odor should be limited due to the nature of the location.
(5) Hours of Operation. Will the hours and manner of operation of the special exception use have no adverse effects on other properties in the area?
The Planning Advisory Commission recommended Approval at the November 04, 2015 meeting.
The Planning Department recommends that the Council Approves the use because the application for a Special Exception use meets the criteria for approval.