The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
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STAFF REPORT

REZN-8-14-1832

Applicant:Roundtree Investments LLC
Owner:Same
Location1710 Buena Vista Road
Acreage:1.55
Current Zoning Classification:RO (Residential-Office)
Proposed Zoning Classification:NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
Current Use of Property:Medical Office
Proposed Use of Property:General Retail / Medical Office
Council District:7 (Woodson)
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: The following uses shall not be permitted in the NC zoning district: amusement, indoor; ambulance service; auto/truck service station; auto/truck tire sales and installation; auto/truck wash and detail facility; bars and lounges; check cashing office; clinic and hospital, veterinary; convenience store, no gas sales; dry cleaning and laundry station; grocery or food store; laundry, coin operated; office, veterinary; package and liquor store; repair services, limited; video game and amusement parlor; and video sales and rental.
Fort Benning's Rcommendation:N/A
DRI Rcommendation:N/A
General Land Use:Inconsistent
Planning Area D
Land Use Designation:
Single Family Residential
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:The property is served by all city services.
Traffic Impact:This rezoning request does not anticipate generating a negative impact on the transportation network.

This site shall meet the Codes and regulations of the Columbus Consolidated Government for commercial usage.
Surrounding Zoning:North – NC (Neighborhood Commercial)
South – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2)
East – SFR2 (Single Family Residential 2) / RMF1 (Residential Multi-Family 1) / RO (Residential-Office)
West – RO (Residential-Office)
Reasonableness of RequestThe proposed use 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:Twenty-three (23) property owners within 300 feet of the subject properties were notified of the rezoning request. The Planning Department received three comments opposing the rezoning request.
Additional Information:The offices of Roundtree Investments, LLC will occupy the 2nd floor (2,875 square feet) and a women’s boutique will occupy the 1st floor (3,483 square feet).
Attachments:Aerial Land Use Map
Future Land-Use Map
Site Plan
Land-Use Map.pdfFuture Land-Use Map.pdfSite Plan.pdf