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STAFF REPORT

REZN 03-15-0490 976 Lake Rushin Drive NC With Amended Conditions

Applicant:David Kelly
Owner:Kimbrough Properties, LP
Location976 Lake Rushin Drive.
Acreage:0.3000 Acre
Current Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial W/Conditions)
Proposed Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial W/Amended Conditions)
Current Use of Property:Undeveloped
Proposed Use of Property:Restaurant
Council District:District 4 (Pugh)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the staff report and compatibility with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Approval based on compatibility with existing land uses.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Inconsistent
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. A 25 foot undisturbed natural buffer will be required for both sides of the waterway. The buffer is measured at the wrested vegetation line at each bank of the stream.
City Services:Properties are served by all city services.
Traffic Impact:This rezoning request does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network.
Surrounding Zoning:North – GC (General Commercial)
South – GC (General Commercial)
East – SFR2 (Singal Family Residential 2)
West – GC (General Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsThe site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the SFR2 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:Twenty One (21) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received zero comments regarding this rezoning request.
Additional Information:Conditions that were attached to the previous rezoning are as follows.
1. No Access shall be allowed onto Lake Rushin Drive.
2. If the property is not used as a parking lot, then this property shall revert back to an R-1A zoning district “R-1A was converted to SFR2 when the UDO was adopted”.
Attachments:Land Use and Zoning Map.pdfFuture Land Use Map.pdfSite plan with insert usgs 4 16 2015 pdf.pdfPlat Map for REZN 03-15-0490.pdf