Agenda Item # 4

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

10/28/2014

Agenda Report # 42


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Sidewalk Variance for Wellington Pointe Third Addition Subdivision

INITIATED BY: Department of Engineering


Recommendation: Approval is requested to authorize a variance for the Wellington Pointe Third Addition Subdivision to City Code 7.10 of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) requiring the installation of sidewalks as part of all residential development.

Background: City Code 7.10 of the UDO requires installation of sidewalks for all residential subdivision with the exception of streets that do not have curb and gutter, large lot developments that have lots that are one acre or more and have an average lot frontage of at least 200 ft., short cul-de-sac streets or where a separate trail system is provided.

Analysis: The original subdivision has 59 lots with 50 of those being developed prior to UDO and without sidewalks. The remaining lots meet the minimum requirement of one-acre lot exemption but do not have the minimum frontage requirement of 200 linear feet. Approved site plans requires sidewalks on 4 lots only. These lots are located in a cul-de-sac where there will be no through traffic. The developer has requested a variance to the requirement for installation of sidewalks since these sidewalks would have random start and stop points.

Financial Considerations: There are no current expenses to the City.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The City will be responsible for maintenance at the end of the two year warranty period.

Legal Considerations: Variances to the City Codes involving public right of way require Council approval.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing the variance to City Code 7.10 of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) for the installation of sidewalks.



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A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A VARIANCE FOR THE WOOLDRIDGE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION TO CITY CODE 7.10 THAT REQUIRES THE INSTALLATION OF SIDEWALKS IN ALL RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS.

WHEREAS, James E. McVay representing the owner Leary & Brown, INC. is developing the Wooldridge Heights Subdivision; and,

WHEREAS, City Code 7.10 of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) requires sidewalk installation in all residential developments with four noted exemptions; and,

WHEREAS, the proposed development of 9 lots of the subdivision no longer meet the UDO exemption requirement of an average 200 ft. width for a large lot subdivision in that the average lot width is less than 200 ft; and,

WHEREAS, the developer has requested a variance to the requirement for the installation of sidewalk in that the existing sections of Wellington Pointe Subdivision were not required to have sidewalks.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That a variance is hereby authorized to Leary & Brown, INC. for the Wellington Pointe Third Addition Subdivision to City Code 7.10 that requires the installation of sidewalks in all residential subdivisions.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2014, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor