The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-04-18-0637

Applicant:John Anker
Owner:Ankerpak, LLC
Location3812 Cusseta Road
Acreage:9.30 Acres
Current Zoning Classification:GC (General Commercial)
Proposed Zoning Classification:LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial)
Current Use of Property:Warehousing & distribution
Proposed Use of Property:Warehousing & distribution
Council District:District 3 (Huff)
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
Planning Area C
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:Property is served by all city services.
Traffic Impact:No traffic impact.
Surrounding Zoning:North - GC (General Commercial)
South - New Spencer High School
East - GC (General Commercial)
West - GC (General Commercial)
Reasonableness of RequestThe request is compatible with existing land uses.
School ImpactN/A
Buffer Requirements
The site shall include a Category C buffer along all property lines bordered by the GC 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-five (35) 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:Fort Benning Road is currently being streetscaped.
Attachments:Location.pdfAerial.pdfZoning.pdfFuture Land Use.pdfExisting Land Use.pdf