The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-03-16-0460

Applicant:Circle K Stores, Inc.
Owner:Arthur Lee Brittingham, Jr., Anthony Campbell & Roy Kelmon Culpepper
Location4429 3rd Avenue, 010-007-003
Acreage:0.414 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:RMF1 (Residential Multi-family 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Residential & Vacant
Proposed Use of Property:Convenience Store, with Gas Sales
Council District:District 8 (Buck)
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 and concurrence with the future development map within the Comprehensive Plan.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:
Consistent
Planning Area F

Future Land Use Designation: General Commercial

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:This rezoning request will not change the level of service (LOS) from its current level of B. This development will increase traffic on Manchester Expressway by 290 annual average daily trips (AADT). Counts on 3rd Avenue are not available.

This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.
Surrounding Zoning:North – GC (General Commercial)
South – RMF1 (Residential Multi-Family 1)
East – LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial)
West – GC (General Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses. This is an expansion of current services provided within the 4000 block of 2nd Avenue. This new design will provide better visibility at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Manchester Expressway.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsThe site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the RMF1 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:
Thirty three (33) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received one call and zero emails regarding the rezoning.
Additional Information:N/A
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan

Land Use and Zoning Map.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfREZN-03-16-0460 4429 3rd Avenue (GC)_site plan_cl.pdf