The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-6-14-1302

Applicant:Mulford Waldrop
Owner:MJW Investments, LLC
Location1300 5th Avenue
Acreage:1.998 acres
Current Zoning Classification:UPT (Uptown)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Auto/Truck Major Repair and Auto/Truck Sales (Nonconforming)
Proposed Use of Property:Auto/Truck Major Repair and Auto/Truck Sales (Conforming Uses)
Council District:District 7 (Woodson)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The recommended conditions are as follows:
1. Allow for a reduction on the front and side corner setbacks from 20 feet to 0 feet.

2. Billboards shall not be allowed on this property.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The Planning Department recommends the same conditions as the ones recommended by the Planning Advisory Commission.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A.
DRI Rcommendation:N/A.
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area D
Land Use Designation:
High Density Mixed Use
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:This rezoning request does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network.

This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.
Surrounding Zoning:North – UPT (Uptown)/LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)
South – GC (General Commercial)/LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)/UPT (Uptown)
East – LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)/GC (General Commercial)
West – UPT (Uptown)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses.
School ImpactN/A.
Buffer RequirementsNo buffer is required since the site has already been built.
Attitude of Property Owners:Eighteen (18) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department has not received any comments in regards to this case.
Additional Information:The purpose of this rezoning request is to bring the existing site into conforming status. UPT zoning district does not allow for any auto/truck repair uses, so the applicant wants to rezone to GC which allows for these king of uses. He is currently operating different businesses as nonconforming uses. If the rezoning were to be approved, these uses will be conforming.

The site has 4 different building that total 44,850 sq. ft and currently provides approximately 215 parking spaces.
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plans
Collage
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