The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-02-16-0380

Applicant:Robert T. Flournoy
Owner:Robert T. Flournoy
Location4651 & 4647 Milgen Road, 083-044-002, 083-044-001A
Acreage:1.819 acres
Current Zoning Classification:LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Vacant
Proposed Use of Property:Retail shopping center
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:Conditional approval based on compatibility with existing land uses and development trends within the area around Cooper Creek Park. Condition shall be a 10 foot buffer to be provided along the rear property line facing the Fall Line Trace trail. The buffer shall consist of a fence with 2 deciduous large maturing trees per 100 lineal feet and 20 shrubs and ornamental grasses per 100 lineal feet.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:
Inconsistent
Planning Area E

Future Land Use: Light Manufacturing

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:This rezoning request will not change the level of service (LOS) from its current level of D. This development will increase traffic on Milgen Road by 115 annual average daily trips (AADT).

This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.
Surrounding Zoning:North – LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial)
South – RMF2 (Residential Multi-Family 2)
East – LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial)
West –LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial)
Reasonableness of Request
The request is compatible with existing land-uses. Areas within and around Cooper Creek Park are developing into a regional tennis complex. This development would provide needed services for the complex outside of current service providers within Cooper Creek.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsStandard Buffer Requirements The site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the LMI 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.

Conditional Buffer Requirements
A 10 foot buffer shall be provided along the rear property line facing the Fall Line Trace trail. The buffer shall consist of a fence with 2 deciduous large maturing trees per 100 lineal feet and 20 shrubs and ornamental grasses per 100 lineal feet.
Attitude of Property Owners:Fifteen (15) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received no calls and emails regarding the rezoning.
Additional Information:N/A
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Land Use & Zoning Map.pdfFuture Land Use Map.pdfREZN-02-16-0380_site plan.pdf