The Columbus Consolidated Government
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-02-15-0384 1617&1619 12th Ave. (GC)

Applicant:Aaron & Clements, INC
Owner:GEW, INC.
Location1617& 1619 12th Ave.
Acreage:0.3715 Acre
Current Zoning Classification:RMF2 (Residential Multi-Family 2)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial) W/ Variance to maintain zero lot line on 12th Ave. to be consistent with current building.
Current Use of Property:Vacant
Proposed Use of Property:Expansion of Wade Linen
Council District:District 7 (Woodson)
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 D
Land Use Designation:
Single Family Residential
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.
Surrounding Zoning:North – GC (General Commercial)
South – RMF2 (Residential Multi-Family 2)
East – RMF2 (Residential Multi-Family 2)
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 SFR1 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:Forty Five (45) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received three comments regarding this rezoning request.
1. The position of the proposed expansion would not be in character with the existing residential housing along 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue.
2. Will taxes increase for the properties surrounding the proposed rezoning parcels?
3. Will the rezoning affect the zoning of surrounding parcels? Will my property be rezoned?
Additional Information:The purpose of this rezoning request is to make it concurrent with the zoning for Wade Linen to expand their operations if expected new business is acquired.
Attachments:Land Use and Zoning Map.pdfFuture Land Use Map.pdfREZN-02-15-0384_concept_plan.pdf