The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-6-14-1318

Applicant:Bright-Meyers Manchester, LLC / Matt Sasser
Owner:Muscogee County School District
Location1042 Manchester Expressway
Acreage:8.152
Current Zoning Classification:RMF1 (Residential Multi-Family 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Daniel Junior High School (closed)
Proposed Use of Property:Grocery store with gas sales / shopping center
Council District:8 (McDaniel)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The Planning Department recommends the following condition:
Any and all traffic and transportation
improvements shall be determined by the City Traffic Engineer in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area F
Land Use Designation:
Public/Institutional
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:The property is served by all city services.
Traffic Impact:A traffic study has been reviewed by the City Traffic Engineer regarding this site.
Surrounding Zoning:North – GC (General Commercial)
South – RMF1 (Residential Multifamily 1) / GC (General Commercial)
East – GC (General Commercial)
West – RMF1 (Residential Multifamily 1)
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 RMF1 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:Fifty-five (55) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department has not received any comments regarding this rezoning request.
Additional Information:The applicant is proposing to build a new shopping center that consists of two new buildings and a gas station: Walmart Neighborhood Market (41,983 square feet) with gas sales (12 gas pumps) and a shopping center (10,500 square feet).
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Elevations
Land Use Map.pdfLand Use Map.pdfFuture Land Use Map.pdfFuture Land Use Map.pdfSite Plan.pdfSite Plan.pdfProposed Walmart_Elevations.pdfProposed Walmart_Elevations.pdfProposed Walmart_Elevations.pdfProposed Walmart_Elevations.pdfCollage.pdfCollage.pdf