The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-1-14-0129

Applicant:Jim Cheney - Harbour Retail Partners
Owner:Lion Properties of Col., LLC.
Location2728 and 2730 Manchester Expressway; 4400 and 4408 Armour Road
Acreage:2.25 acres
Current Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:General Retail - Furniture Store
Proposed Use of Property:General Restaurant with Two Drive Thrus
Council District:District 8 (McDaniel)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The recommended conditions are:
1. Allow for a reduction on the required amount of parking spaces from 115 to 82 (change from 1 space per 75 sq. ft. to 1 space per 105 sq. ft.).
2. Billboards shall not be allowed on this property.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The recommended conditions are the same as the ones recommended by the Planning Advisory Commission.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A.
DRI Rcommendation:N/A.
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area D
Land Use Designation:
Office/Professional
Environmental Impacts:The properties do 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:This rezoning request does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network.

This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.
Surrounding Zoning:North – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)/ GC (General Commercial)
South – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
East – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
West – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)/GC (General Commercial)/ /SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses.
School ImpactN/A.
Buffer RequiremntsThere is not a buffer requirement for GC against NC.
Attitude of Property Owners:Twenty Six (26) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department has not received any comments in favor or opposition to this case. We only received one inquiry.
Additional Information:The purpose of this rezoning request is to rezone the properties so that all parcels within the development are consistent with the zoning classification.
The applicant is proposing to add two (2) new buildings with a total of three (3) general restaurants. The total combined square footage is 8,624. They are planning to provide a total of 82 parking spaces which is below the required 115 parking spaces (1 space per 75 sq. ft).
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Collage
Traffic Analysis
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