The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-8-14-1721

Applicant:Garrard Development Group, LLC / George W. Mize, Jr.
Owner:Richard Davis
Location906 Amber Drive
Acreage:0.98 acre
Current Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Car wash
Proposed Use of Property:General retail
Council District:4 (Pugh)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional approval based on the fact that the request is compatible with existing land uses. The recommended condition is: smoke and noise disclosure statements shall be included in any real estate documents.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:Conditional approval
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area E
Land Use Designation:
Neighborhood Commercial
Environmental Impacts:The properties do 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: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 – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
South – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2) / SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
East – SFR3 (Single Family Residential 3)
West – NC (Neighborhood 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 SFR3 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:Forty-eight (48) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department did not receive any comments regarding this rezoning request
Additional Information:The applicant is seeking rezoning in an effort to construct an 8,200+ retail store. Per Section 2.3.4., of the UDO, the maximum size for commercial, retail and office uses in an NC zoning district is 5,000 square feet. Therefore, the rezoning is necessary to construct a single-user building of that size.
Attachments:Aerial Land-Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Land Use.pdfLand Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfSite Plan.pdfSite Plan.pdf