The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-7-14-1607

Applicant:Trey Carmack
Owner:Graber Gibson
Location511 Illges Road
Acreage:0.35
Current Zoning Classification:LMI (light Manufacturing / Industrial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Personal services
Proposed Use of Property:Same
Council District:3 (Huff)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area D
Land Use Designation:
Multi-family Residential
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:This rezoning request does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network.
Surrounding Zoning:North – LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial)
South – LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial)
East – LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial)
West – RMF2 (Residential Multifamily 2)
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 RMF2 and LMI 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:Eleven (11) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department did not receive any comments regarding this rezoning request.
Additional Information:The purpose of this rezoning request is to bring the existing site into conforming status. The existing barber shop/commercial suites are legal nonconforming uses. LMI is an industrial zoning and does not allow most commercial activities.

An existing legal nonconforming use prevents the business owner from refinancing or borrowing against the business; it prevents the property owner from replacing the existing store/pumps with a new store/pumps; and it prevents the business owner from rebuilding if the business is destroyed by a natural disaster.

Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Land Use Map.pdfLand Use Map.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfSite Plan.pdfSite Plan.pdf