The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-10-16-2145

Applicant:Katrina Chester
Owner:Katrina Chester
Location822 5th Avenue (parcel # 019-018-016)
Acreage:0.13 acre
Current Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:RMF1 (Residential Multi-Family 1)
Current Use of Property:Developed – Single Family Residential
Proposed Use of Property:Single Family Residential
Council District:District 7 (Woodson)
Planning Advisory Commission's Recommendation:Approval based on the staff report and compatibility with existing land uses.
Planning Departments Recommendation:Conditional approval based on compatibility with existing land uses and retention of residential development.
Condition – Minimum lot size shall not be less than 5662 square feet in size or .13 acres.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area D
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: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 – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
East – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
West – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land-uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer RequirementsThe site shall include a Category A buffer along all property lines bordered by the GC zoning districts. The 3 options under Category A are:
1) 5 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) 20 feet undisturbed natural buffer.
Attitude of Property Owners:Thirty three (33) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department has received zero inquiries and zero comments in opposition.
Additional Information:This area falls within the Liberty Redevelopment zone
Attachments:Future Land Use.pdfLand Use.pdfLocation.pdf