The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-01-18-0024

Applicant:Robert Poydasheff
Owner:Shrine Club
Location3202 Edgewood Road
Acreage:3.16 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:RMF1 (Residential Multifamily 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification:RO (Residential Office)
Current Use of Property:Shrine Club
Proposed Use of Property:Shrine Club (club or lodge, banquet facility) and Cell Tower Facility
Council District:5
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. The recommended condition is: The property shall be restricted to the following uses:
1) Club or lodge
2) Banquet facility
3) Wireless communication facility
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Inconsistent
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:Average Annual Daily Trips (AADT) will increase by 9 trips if used for Office use. The Level of Service (LOS) will remain at level B.
Surrounding Zoning:North – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
South – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
East – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
West – SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
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 SFR3 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:Fifty-Six (56) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received nine (9) calls in opposition and emails regarding the rezoning.

Overall theme of comments were concerns about decreased property values due to wireless communication tower. Also concerned about evening noise if rezoned for club or lodge or banquet facility.
Additional Information:
The property shall be restricted to the following uses:

1) Club or lodge

2) Banquet facility

3) Wireless communication facility

Attachments:Zoning.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfAerial.pdf