The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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Applicant:Danny Holley, Jr. & Manukumar Patel
Owner:Ora E. Powell
Location8541 Veterans Parkway (079-001-019)
Acreage:3.45 acres
Current Zoning Classification:SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Vacant
Proposed Use of Property:Convenience store with gas sales / Restaurant
Council District:District 2 (Davis)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Denial based on the staff report and compatibility with existing land-uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Denial based on the fact it is incompatible with existing land-uses and it abuts single family residential housing.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area A
Future Land Use: Mixed-Use
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:The property is served by all city services.
Traffic Impact:Traffic will increase by 613 Annual Average Daily Trips (AADT). Once the Veteran’s Parkway widening project is completed, this roadway will function with a Level of Service (LOS) of B.

This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.

Surrounding Zoning:North – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
South – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
East – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1) & NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
West – SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1)
Reasonableness of RequestIt is within 2,000 feet of a similar use and the GC (General Commercial) zoning classification.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer Requirements
The site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR1 and RE1 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:Thirty four (34) 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:A development of this nature would need to be on a level lot. The topography on this parcel should require a considerable amount of site work with movement of soils around the site. The easterly portion is lower in elevation then the westerly portion. Four parcels abut the parcel in question off Galena Road. These parcels may need a retaining wall to hold up their property during and after the site development phase. This parcel lies within the Veterans Parkway Overlay District.
Attachments:Aerial.pdfExisting Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfZoning.pdfREZN-08-17-1685_Site Plan.pdf