The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-12-16-2594

Applicant:George W. Mize Jr.
Owner:Judy L. Wilkinson
Location6002 Veterans Parkway, Parcel 189-006-006
Acreage:0.42 Acre
Current Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Retail and Personal Services
Proposed Use of Property:Auto/Truck Repair, Minor
Council District:District 2 (Davis)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the staff report and compatibility with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional approval based on compatibility with existing land uses.
Conditions are
The developer must install a 10’ landscape buffer with an 8’ wooden fence along the eastern property line. This will replace the required buffer as stated in section 4.2.5. The required buffer in section 4.2.5 would be a 5’ landscape buffer or a masonry wall.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:
Inconsistent
Planning Area A
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:Traffic volumes on Veterans Parkway have an AADT of 27,900. Projected AADT for the site is 106 trips. The level of service is expected to stay at a LOS of D.
Surrounding Zoning:North – NC (Neighborhood Commercial) and GC (General Commercial)
South – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
East – SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
West – GC (General Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses. This use conforms with the current uses within the commercial node.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsThe site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR3 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 three (33) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received one call and no emails regarding the rezoning.
Additional Information:The adjacent parcel owner to the North is in opposition to the rezoning. He was notified through all three normal procedures. However, he had not updated his address with the Tax Assessor and did not receive the letter in time to attend the PAC. We double checked his address and have updated the information with the Tax Assessor. He has been sent a letter at the corrected address for notification of the meeting time and place.
Attachments:Future Land Use.pdfLand Use.pdf2017-01-13 - SITE PLAN (COLOR).pdf