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

REZN-02-18-0208

Applicant:Michelle Crowell
Owner:Michelle Crowell
Location1841 Warm Springs Road
Acreage:0.21 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Apartments
Proposed Use of Property:Appointment only therapeutic massage
Council District:8
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval
Planning Departments Recommendation:Approval
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Consistent
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 43 trips if used for Office use. The Level of Service (LOS) will remain at level D.
Surrounding Zoning:North – RO (Residential Office)
South SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
East RO (Residential Office)
West SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer Requirements
The site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR3 zoning district. 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:Fifty-five (55) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received no calls and emails regarding the rezoning.
Additional Information:Talbotton Road/Warming Springs Road is currently under construction. After completion, this section will be 3-lanes (2 lanes with a center turn lane). This will change the Level of Service (LOS) from D to C.
Attachments:Zoning.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfAerial.pdf