Applicant: Edward French
Owner: 2nd Baptist Church of Columbus
Location: Southeast corner of Psalmond Road & Beaver Run Road (7930 Beaver Run Road)
Parcel: 120-001-006 & 120-001-086
Acreage: 8.80 Acres
Current Zoning Classification: RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification: GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property: Vacant
Proposed Use of Property: Retail / Restaurant
Council District: District 6 (Allen)
PAC Recommendation: Denial based on the Staff Report and compatibility with existing land uses. PAC denied the case by a vote of 5-2.
Planning Department Recommendation: Conditional Approval based on compatibility with existing land uses. Those conditions are:
DRI Recommendation: N/A
General Land Use: Inconsistent
Planning Area B
Current Land Use Designation: Rural Residential
Future Land Use Designation: Neighborhood Commercial
Compatible with Existing Land-Uses: Yes
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: Average Annual Daily Trips (AADT) will increase by 1,170 trips if used for commercial use. The Level of Service (LOS) will increase from a high B level to a low C level. The city standard is Level C.
Traffic Engineering: This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.
Surrounding Zoning: North - RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
South - RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
East - RE1 (Residential Estate 1)
West - PUD (Planned Unit Development)
Reasonableness of Request: The request is compatible with existing land uses.
School Impact: N/A
Buffer Requirement: The site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the RE1 zoning district. The 3 options under Category C are:
Additional Information: The primary concerns brought up by PAC and citizens were traffic, current road safety improvements (R-Cuts and U-Turns) along Beaver Run Road (GDOT project), and the proposed convenience store with gas sales.
During the pre-PAC evaluation the developers met with engineers, city staff, and GDOT regarding signalization of the Beaver Run-Psalmond Road intersection. GDOT explained that the counts on the south end of Psalmond Road did not warrant a signal. The Engineering Department has made several requests over the years for a signal at that location but has been denied.
There is currently a general commercial user (grandfathered in) at the northwest corner of Beaver Run-Psalmond Road (7667 Beaver Run Road – The Sandlot) and the southwest corner is zoned PUD and the actual corner is designated for commercial uses (up to 15,000 SF total).
Attachments: Aerial Land Use Map
Existing Land Use Map
Future Land Use Map
Trip Generation Study
Concept Plan (May 2019)
Aerial.pdfLocation.pdfZoning.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfTraffic Report.pdfBeaver Run Road Traffic Study.pdfPlat.pdfPsalmond-Beaver Run Concept Plan_04-26-19.pdf