The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-04-17-0707

Applicant:Planning Department
Owner:Columbus Consolidated Government
Location1532 5th Avenue (Claflin), 017-010-006
Acreage:2.34 acres
Current Zoning Classification:LMI (Light Manufacturing/Industrial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:UPT (Uptown)
Current Use of Property:Vacant school
Proposed Use of Property:Multi-family residential / Education
Council District:District 7 (Woodson)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the fact that it is consistent with the future land use map of the Comprehensive Plan.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Approval based on the fact that it is consistent with the future land use map of the Comprehensive Plan and it is compatible with existing land-uses.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Consistent, Planning Area D
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 5th Avenue by 201 trips daily if it is developed as Light Manufacturing and Industrial. Traffic impact would increase by 345 trips daily if it is developed as a mixed use residential and institutional development.
Surrounding Zoning:North – LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial)
South – UPT (Uptown)
East – RMF2 (Residential Multi-Family 2) & UPT (Uptown)
West – LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsN/A
Attitude of Property Owners:Forty two (32) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received zero comments regarding this case.
Additional Information:Regardless of the proposed use derived by Oracle in partnership with Friends of Historic Claflin, the Planning Department supports a UPT zone for this property to increase its marketability regardless of the end-user. The property will never be utilized as an industrial site, and the mixed-use value of the UPT creates significant flexibility for future development.
Attachments:Columbus GA_Proposed Site Development (02.27.2017).pdfFLU.PDFZoning.pdf