The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-03-17-0424

Applicant:Lewis Bunn
Owner:Lewis Bunn
Location1340 29th Street, 029-029-008
Acreage:0.146 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:LMI (Light Manufacturing & Industrial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:SFR4 (Single Family Residential 4)
Current Use of Property:Residential
Proposed Use of Property:Residential
Council District:District 8 (Garrett)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval with the condition that buffers be waived based on the staff report and compatibility with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Approval with the condition that buffers be waived based on compatibility with existing land uses.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:
Inconsistent
Planning Area D
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:Traffic Impact will increase on 29th Street by 8 trips daily if it continues to be developed as a single family dwelling.
Surrounding Zoning:North – RMF2 (Residential Multi-family 2)
South – GC (General Commercial)
East – LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial)
West – LMI (Light Manufacturing and Industrial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer Requirements
The site shall include a Category A buffer along all property lines bordered by the GC zoning districts. The 3 options under Category A are:

1) 5 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) 20 feet undisturbed natural buffer.

Attitude of Property Owners:Thirty-nine (39) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received one call and zero emails regarding the rezoning.
Additional Information:An existing single family residential structure is being subdivided off of the parcel that contains a light manufacturing use to the east. Existing single family residential structures are to the west and are currently zoned LMI.
Attachments:ELU.PDFFLU.PDFZoning.pdfREZN-03-17-0424_plat.pdf