The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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Applicant:Ernie Smallman
Owner:Warm Springs Realty Investments, LLC.
Location5990 Warm Springs Road
Acreage:1.5 acres
Current Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Vacant
Proposed Use of Property:Medical Office
Council District:District 6 (Allen)
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 and future land use within the Comprehensive Plan.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Consistent
Planning Area B
Land Use Designation: Neighborhood Commercial
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:There will not be a negative impact on the transportation network.
Surrounding Zoning:North – RO (Residential Office)
South – SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
East – SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
West – NC (Neighborhood 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 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:Sixteen (16) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received zero comments opposing this case.
Additional Information:This development should provide medical services to relatively new residential developments along the south of U.S. 80 along Blackman road and Warm Springs Road.
Attachments:Land Use Map.pdfLand Use Map.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfDoctor's Office 04.pdfDoctor's Office 04.pdf