AN ORDINANCE

NO. _________
An Ordinance amending the Zoning Atlas of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia; this amendment changes certain boundaries of a district located at 3701 and 3705 Weems Road (Parcel #’s 071-007-005, 071-007-006) from NC (Neighborhood Commercial) and GC (General Commercial) with conditions to GC (General Commercial) Zoning District.

THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY ORDAINS:

That the Zoning Atlas on file with the Planning Department is hereby amended by changing the aforementioned property from NC (Neighborhood Commercial) and GC (General Commercial) with conditions to GC (General Commercial) Zoning District:

Parcel One:

BEGIN at an iron stake marking the intersection of the northerly line of Weems Road and the easterly line of Effingham Way; thence North 01 degree 42 minutes 00 seconds West, along the easterly line of Effingham Way, 57.24 feet to an iron stake; thence along said street line, along the arc of counterclockwise curve (said arc having a radius of 578.92 feet and being subtended by a 118.38 foot chord bearing North 07 degrees 34 minutes 35 seconds West), 118.59 feet to an iron stake; thence South 01 degree 42 minutes 00 seconds East, 175.00 feet to an iron stake on the northerly line of Weems Road; thence South 88 degrees 18 minutes 00 seconds West, along the northerly line of Weems Road, 250.00 feet to an iron stake and the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 1.015 acres.

Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the ___ day of , 2016; introduced a second time at a regular meeting of said Council held on the day of , 2016 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of members of said Council.


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The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone (706) 653-4116
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Website: www.columbusga.org/planning

STAFF REPORT

REZN-09-16-1838

Applicant:McD Real Estate Holdings
Owner:McD Real Estate Holdings
Location3701 & 3705 Weems Road, 071-007-005 & 071-007-006
Acreage:1.0150 Acre
Current Zoning Classification:
NC (Neighborhood Commercial) & GC (General Commercial) with conditions


1. Billboards shall not be allowed on this property.


2. Fuel trucks shall not exceed 33 feet in length.


3. The principal use shall be limited to a convenience store with gas sales only.


4. A 15-foot undisturbed natural buffer shall be maintained by the property owner on the rear property line.

No garbage pick-up or deliveries shall be permitted between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:00 am.

Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Veterinarian Clinic & Convenience Store
Proposed Use of Property:Veterinarian Clinic
Council District:District 2 (Davis)
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:
Inconsistent
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 59 AADT (Average Annual Daily Trips) on Weems Road. LOS should remain at B for Weems Road.
Surrounding Zoning:North – RMF2 (Residential Multi-family 2)
South – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
East – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
West – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses. This will bring supporting services to the residential developments surrounding the area.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsThe site shall include a category A buffer along all property lines bordered by the RMF2 zoning district. The 3 options under category A are:
1) 5 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) 20 feet undisturbed natural buffer.
Attitude of Property Owners:Forty-one (41) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received two calls and zero emails regarding the rezoning.
Additional Information:None
Attachments:Concept Design.pdfLand Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdf