The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
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Website: www.columbusga.org/planning

STAFF REPORT

REZN-07-17-1529

Applicant:Melvin Cooper & Diane Fudge
Owner:WCCM Inc.
Location3931, 3937 & 4003 Joyce Street (Parcel #’s 080-001-026, 080-001-009 and 080-001-010)
Acreage:1.46 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification:SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
Current Use of Property:Single family residence
Proposed Use of Property:Single family residence
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 the Future Land Use map.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Consistent
Planning Area A
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:Traffic Impact will increase by 47.85 AADT.
Surrounding Zoning:North – RO (Residential Office)
South – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
East – RO (Residential Office)
West – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
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 RO 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:Seventeen (17) 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:None
Attachments:Zoning.pdfZoning.pdfELU.PDFELU.PDFFLU.PDFFLU.PDFSite Plan.pdfSite Plan.pdf