The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone (706) 653-4116
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Applicant:Vincent A. Bell
Owner:Marty Wynn
Location3641 Norris Road, 068-036-017
Acreage:2.276 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
Proposed Zoning Classification:RO (Residential Office)
Current Use of Property:Church
Proposed Use of Property:Banquet Facility
Council District:District 5 (Baker)
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:
Planning Area E
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:Transportation planning did not have count multipliers for this type of proposed use.
Surrounding Zoning:North – RMF2 (Residential Multi-family 2)
South – RO (Residential Office) and SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
East – RO (Residential Office)
West – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer Requirements
The site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR2 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.
30 feet undisturbed natural buffer.

Attitude of Property Owners:Thirty-nine (39) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received 3 calls and 2 emails regarding the rezoning.
Additional Information:None