The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-04-15-0762

Applicant:George W. Mize JR.
Owner:Elizabeth D. Heard
LocationNorth of J.R. Allen Parkway, West of Blackmon Road, East of Schommburg Road
Acreage:4.0 (SFR3) & 19.0300 (RO) acres
Current Zoning Classification:RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification:SFR3 & RO (Single Family Residential 3 & Residential Office)
Current Use of Property:Undeveloped
Proposed Use of Property:Single Family Residential and Office
Council District:District 6 (Allen)
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:Consistent and 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:The ITE Trip Generation Manual estimates 86 daily trips for the 4.0 acres that is proposed for single family detached housing and 2,995 daily trips for the 19.03 acres proposed for Office. Office trips are estimated with the assumption that the use of the property will be medical-dental office buildings. Current level of service (LOS) is A and proposed after addition of projected new development would drop Blackmon Road to LOS of B.
Surrounding Zoning:North – SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
South – GC (General Commercial)
East – RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
West – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsThe site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR3 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:Forty-Six (46) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received one comments regarding this rezoning request.
Additional Information:These are Conditions that were proposed for the 19.03 acre section that is requesting RO zoning change after applicant meetings with Turtle Creek.
1. Limit to Single Story. The height of the buildings to be located on the lots that border the Turtle Creek Subdivision are limited to a single story.
2. Limit to One Building per Lot. The development will be limited to one building per lot for the lots that will border the Turtle Creek Subdivision.
3. No More Than Four (4) Lot. The number of lots that border the Turtle Creek Subdivision will be limited to no more than four lots.
4. No Hotel/Motel. No motel or hotel will be constructed on any part of the property.
5. No Apartments. No traditional garden-style apartments will be constructed on any part of the property. However, to be clear, this would not exclude all developments that have multiple residential tenants that pay rent, such as an assisted living facility.
Attachments:Concept plan.pdfConcept plan.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfLand Use and Zoning Map.pdfLand Use and Zoning Map.pdf