The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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Applicant:Adolphus Battle
Location565 Morris Road
Acreage:0.507 acres
Current Zoning Classification:LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:RO (Residential Office)
Current Use of Property:Multifamily Residence
Proposed Use of Property:Multifamily Residence
Council District:District 1 (Barnes)
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 and this rezoning will make this property be a conforming use to the land use regulations for the city of Columbus, Ga.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A.
DRI Rcommendation:N/A.
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area D
Land Use Designation:
Single Family Residential
Environmental Impacts:The property lies 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 site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.
Surrounding Zoning:North – LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)/RMF2 (Residential Multifamily 2)
South – LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)
East – LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)/GC (General Commercial)/RO (Residential Office)
West – LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial)/ RMF2 (Residential Multifamily 2)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses.
School Impact
12-13 Projection
Available Space
Anticipated Impact on School
Brewer Elementary School (PK – 5)
Marshall Middle School (6 – 8)
Carver High School (9 – 12)

3 Multi-Family Units: 3 x 6% = 0.18 student (1 student)

1 elementary student
Buffer RequirementsThe site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the 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:Sixteen (16) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department has not received any comments in regards to this case.
Additional Information:The current zoning (Light Manufacturing Industrial) does not allow to have multifamily dwellings; therefore, the property is a legal nonconforming use and it is not in compliance with the zoning code. The purpose of this rezoning request is to bring the multifamily residence into conforming status to then refinance. The existing structure has three (3) separate units and the applicant is not planning to expand or extend the current structure or incorporate any office uses.
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Planning Area D Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Site Pictures
Land Use Map.pdfPlanning Area D.pdfSite Plan.pdfCollage.pdfFuture Land Use Map.pdf