The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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Applicant:Douglas and Patricia Manuel/John I. Rivers
Owner:St. James Place, Inc
Location6450 Schomburg Road
Acreage:3.38 acres
Current Zoning Classification:SFR1/RO (Single Family Residential 1/Residential Office)
Proposed Zoning Classification:RO (Residential Office)
Current Use of Property:Place of Worhsip (Vacant)
Proposed Use of Property:Personal Care Home, Type III; Multifamily Dwellings; Daycare, Type III
Council District:District 6 (Allen)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The future land use designation calls for commercial uses. The recommended conditions are:

1. All buildings shall be limited to one (1) story in height.
2. The proposed uses shall be restricted to the following:
a. Personal Care Home, Type III, shall be limited to 24,800 square feet,
b. Daycare, Type III, shall be limited to 6,600 square feet, and,
c. Senior independent-living facility (multifamily residential – apartments) shall be limited to two (2) buildings with a total of eight (8) one (1) bedroom apartments in each building (nor more than sixteen (16) units shall be permitted).
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A.
DRI Rcommendation:N/A.
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area A
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:Property is served by all city services.
Traffic Impact:This rezoning request does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network. The projected level of service is anticipated to stay at level C.

This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.
Surrounding Zoning:North –SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
South –RO (Residential Office)/NC (Neighborhood Commercial)/ SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
East – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
West – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses.
School ImpactNo school impact.
Buffer RequirementsThe site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR2 zoning district. 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 Seven (47) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. To date, the Planning Department has received five comments regarding this request; three are in opposition, one neutral and one in favor. The comments were mainly concerns about the type of clientele that will be living on the property and the potential impact to the neighboring homes.
Additional Information:The applicant is looking to completely redevelop this property, which was previously used as a church and then as an Indian community center. Proposed:
Multi-Family – 16 1-BR units
PC Home – 24 beds
Day Care Center – 150 clients

All building are proposed to be one story
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Concept Plan
Floor Plan
Building Data
Traffic Analysis