The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
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STAFF REPORT

REZN 11-16-2408

Applicant:George W. Mize Jr.
Owner:North Highland Assembly of God, INC.
Location7201, 7221 & Part of 7001 Livingston Drive, 081-001-020, 081-001-021 & part of 072-003-004A
Acreage:13.46 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Vacant and Residential
Proposed Use of Property:General Retail
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
1. Buffering shall include a 20-foot landscaped strip to be designed by a registered landscape architect located along the 412 –foot common property line with 7007 Livingston Drive as well as a 8-foot shadow box wooden fence. A 30-foot undisturbed naturally vegetated buffer shall be maintained along the southwest property line with the Georgia Power Easement.
2. The developer shall pay for the installation of signalization at the main entrance of the development along Whittlesey Boulevard.
3. The developer shall install a third lane along the parcels boundary with Whittlesey Boulevard.
4. The developer shall lengthen and improve the westerly bound left turning lane on Whittlesey Boulevard.
5. The following list shall be prohibited uses.
Storage Yards for damaged or confiscated automobiles
Cemeteries and mausoleums
Drive-In Theater
Adult entertainment Establishment
Flea market
Crematories
Fairgrounds
Bowling alley
Night club or discotheque
Second hand store
Mobile home park or trailer court (except temporary use for construction trailers)
Dumping, disposing, incineration, or reduction of garbage (exclusive or appropriately screened dumpsters to service any building)
Any fire sale, bankruptcy sale (unless pursuant to a court order)
Central laundry or dry cleaning plant or laundromat
Automobile, truck or RV sales, leasing, display or repair
Skating rink,
Living quarters, sleeping apartments, or lodging rooms
Mortuary
Pawn shop
Bingo club
Auction house
Establishment selling pornographic materials
Tattoo parlor
“Head shop” or business or facility selling, supplying, dispensing or distributing Marijuana or products or by-products derived therefrom, whether by prescription, medical recommendation or otherwise.
All development lights shall be directed internally.
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 Whittlesey Boulevard have an AADT of 16,383. The total net new trips will be 5011. Total projected AADT will be 21,394. Projected level of service (LOS) will drop from a level B to a level C. A.M. peak times are from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and P.M. peak times are 5:00 P.M. to 6;00 P.M.
Surrounding Zoning:North – GC (General Commercial)
South – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
East – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
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 SFR1 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.
30 feet undisturbed natural buffer.
Attitude of Property Owners:Forty-four (44) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received zero calls and zero emails regarding the rezoning.
Additional Information:
Attachments:Future Land Use Map.pdfFuture Land Use Map.pdfLand Use Map.pdfLand Use Map.pdfLocation Map.pdfLocation Map.pdf