The Columbus Consolidated Government
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10/09/2015

Honorable Mayor and Councilors

City Manager

City Attorney

Clerk of Council

Subject: (REZN-08-15-1669) Request to amend the text of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) in regards to The Definition of Cultural Facility and permitted uses table 3.1.1.


UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE REVISIONS




The Columbus Botanical Gardens was created with a joint state (Columbus Technical College) partnership. The Columbus Botanical Gardens later became a separate non for-profit and obtained its current land holding from the state. The Columbus Botanical Gardens is currently zoned RO (Residential Office). These changes will make the Botanical Gardens a legal permitted use within the RO zoning district.


The definition of Cultural Facilities does not include Botanical Gardens. This updated definition under code section 13.1.1 will include Botanical Gardens and the adjusted zoning districts in table 3.1.1 to allow for its placement within RO and LMI (Light Manufacturing & Industrial).


1. Explanation of Revisions: Changes the Zoning Districts to include allowed uses within RO & LMI zoning districts.
Zoning District
Permitted Use for Cultural Facility
GC
P
LMI
P
RO
P
UPT
P
CRD
P
CO
P
2. Explanation of Revisions: Changes the definition of Cultural Facility to include the expansion of uses as defined below.



Cultural Facility Definition







ORIGINAL ORDINANCE
PROPOSED ORDINANCE CHANGE
Sec. 13.1.1 Cultural Facility Definition
    OldMeans: a public, private, or not for profit facility that provides cultural services, including but not limited to an art gallery, library, or museum.
Sec. 13.1.1 Cultural Facility Definition

New - Means: a public, private, or not for profit facility that provides for the display, performance, or enjoyment of heritage, history, arts, or nature. This use includes but is not limited to: museums, arts performances venues, cultural centers, interpretive sites, libraries, museums, or botanical gardens, but does not include commercially-operated theaters.

The Planning Advisory Commission (PAC) considered this text amendment at their meeting on August 19, 2015. The PAC recommended Approval. The Planning Department recommends Approval.

Sincerely,

Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department

Attachments

STAFF REPORT

REZN-08-15-1669


APPLICATION

N/A

PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT

(REZN-08-15-1669) Request to amend the text of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) in regards to The Definition of Cultural Facility and permitted uses table 3.1.1.

PLANNING ADVISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION

Approval

PLANNING DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION

Approval

MAPS & PHOTOS

N/A