The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
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Applicant:Mike and Kunal Babani
Owner:Linda E. Cooke
Location8692 Veterans Parkway
Acreage:0.46 acres
Current Zoning Classification:SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Residential
Proposed Use of Property:Commercial Retail Store
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 and future land use within the Comprehensive Plan.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Consistent
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:There will not be a negative impact on the transportation network.
Surrounding Zoning:North – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
South – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
East – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
West – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
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 SFR1 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:Twenty five (25) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received zero comments opposing this case.
Additional Information:This development should provide supporting commercial uses to the current residential developments surrounding the area as well as provide a neighborhood market in an area that does not currently have this service. Parcel lies within the Veterans Parkway Overlay District.
Attachments:Land Use and Zoning Map.pdfLand Use and Zoning Map.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfREZN-11-15-2375 8692 Veterans Parkway_Application site plan.pdfREZN-11-15-2375 8692 Veterans Parkway_Application site plan.pdf