The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-03-17-0411

Applicant:Lucy Jones
Owner:Ben Frank Billings III ET AL
Location6000 Warm Springs Road, 101-032-003
Acreage:8.6 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
Proposed Zoning Classification:RO (Residential Office) with a variance to reduce parking to 1.25 spaces per unit plus 5-7 spaces for leassing office.
Current Use of Property:Vacant
Proposed Use of Property:Senior Independent Living
Council District:District 6 (Allen)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval with proposed condition based on the staff report and compatibility with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Approval with proposed condition based on compatibility with existing land uses.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:
Inconsistent, Planning Area B
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 does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network. Current Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) on Warm Springs Road is 3,190. Projected AADT will be 3,468 and retain a Level of Service (LOS) of A. AADT for the proposed development will increase by 278 trips a week.
Surrounding Zoning:
North – RO (Residential Office)
South – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
East – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
West –GC (General Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsThe site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the RO 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.
Attitude of Property Owners:One Hundred and Nineteen (119) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received two calls and no emails regarding the rezoning. Both phone calls were general inquiries about the type of development and how many units this development would contain.
Additional Information:The request to lower the required amount of parking per unit to 1.25 would reduce the parking requirement by 60 spaces. A granted request for a 10% reduction in parking would only alleviate 16 spaces. These calculations reflect highest use requirements of two parking spaces per unit. This property will have lower vehicular trips per day due to the nature of the residents being less mobile.
Attachments:Zoning.pdfZoning.pdfColumbus GA CSP1 3 23 17.pdfColumbus GA CSP1 3 23 17.pdfFLU.PDFFLU.PDFBillings Warm Springs Concept.pdfBillings Warm Springs Concept.pdf