The applicant requests a Future Land Use (FLU) map amendment to change the FLU category of a 60.50 +/- acres parcel, as depicted in Exhibit F, from Mixed-Use Urban (MU-U) to Industrial (I). The current zoning designation of the referenced parcel is Heavy Commercial-Light Industrial (HC/LI). The FLU change is proposed to allow for the operation of a borrow pit.
The subject parcel is located North of Beck’s Lake Road, adjacent to the active CSX railroad track to the west. The property is primarily vacant woodland containing areas of jurisdictional wetlands.
There is a mixture of FLU categories within the surrounding area; just north of the site there is 14-lot residential development, Leonard subdivision, with a Mixed-Use Suburban (MU-S) FLU designation. The adjacent parcel to the east, also owned by the applicant, is approximately 126+/- acres, under the MU-U FLU designation. Across Beck’s Lake Road to the south, the applicant owns multiple parcels totaling 53 +/- acres under the Industrial FLU category. Across U.S. Highway 29 to the west, there is a golf course on a 68 +/- acres parcel of land owned by the International Paper Company with a MU-S FLU category; just south of Muscogee Road there is a 438 +/- acres parcel accommodating an industrial facility owned by the International Paper Company.
The parcel was part of the total acreage for an approved Large Scale Future Land Use Map amendment of 188.61 +/- acres from MU-S to MU-U, (CPA 2012-01). The current applicant has received Conditional Use approval, (CU-2016-04, 20 April, 2016), from the Board of Adjustments for operation of a borrow pit in HC/LI zoning.