STAFF REPORT

REZN-10-12-2998

Applicant:Garrard Development Svcs, LLC / George Mize, Jr.
Owner:Ginger Celeste Nowell
Location622 24th Street
Acreage:0.46 acre
Current Zoning Classification:RMF2 (Residential Multifamily2)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Undeveloped
Proposed Use of Property:General Retail
Council District:District 7 (Woodson)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses and rezoning this parcel will help adequately incorporate the proposed general retail development.
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:Property is 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)/RMF2 (Residential Multifamily 2)
South – GC (General Commercial)/RO (Residential Office)
East – GC (General Commercial)/RMF2 (Residential Multifamily 2)
West – RMF2 (Residential Multifamily 2)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses.
School ImpactN/A.
Buffer RequiremntsThe site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the RMF2 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:Thirty Four (34) 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 rezone 0.46 acre for a new general retail development. The whole project will encompass 1.32 acres of land, where 0.86 acre is already zoned general commercial. The proposed development will have a 8,320 sq. ft building with 34 parking spaces (including 2 handicap accessible).
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Planning Area D Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Traffic Analysis
Future Land Use  Map For REZN 10-12-2998.pdfLand Use Map.pdfSite Plan.pdfTraffic Analysis.pdf