The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-2-12-1357

Applicant:Donald R. Jones / Carson Cummings
Owner:Warm Springs, LLC
Location4250 Miller Road
Acreage:1.63 acres
Current Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)/NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Undeveloped
Proposed Use of Property:Auto/Truck Sales (used)
Council District:District 5 (Baker)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing and future land used. The recommended condition is: 1) Increase the maximum lot coverage percentage from fifty (50) percent to seventy (70) percent.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing and future land uses. The recommended conditions are the same as those
recommended by the Planning Advisory Commission.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A.
DRI Rcommendation:N/A.
General Land Use:Consistent
Planning Area A
Land Use Designation:
General Commercial
Environmental Impacts:The property does not lie within a 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:The proposed project is not expected to have a negative impact on the transportation network.
Surrounding Zoning:North – GC (General Commercial)/NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
South – GC (General Commercial)/RMF2 (Residential Multifamily 2)
East – GC (General Commercial)
West GC (General Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses.
School ImpactN/A.
Buffer RequirementsN/A
Attitude of Property Owners:Thirteen (13) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department has received one neutral comment regarding this application.
Additional Information:The applicant is proposing to build either a 7,500 sq. ft. building or a 7,700 sq. ft. building (options depend on sewage location).
Auto/Truck sales, new and used, in excess of one-half (1/2) acre but less than two (2) acres, shall be located as a special exception use as provided in Section 3.1.1 of the Unified Development Ordinance; therefore, the applicant is submitting a special exception request to conduct business in a lot under two (2) acres but greater than half (0.5) acre.
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Planning Area A Future Land-Use Map
Traffic Analysis
Site Plans
Land Use Map.pdfPlanning Area A.pdfsite plans.pdfTraffic Analysis_ltemples.pdf