Neighbors in opposition of Zoning application Z12-065
We oppose the zoning changes in Z12-065. We oppose the rezoning of 14.45 acres from PUD-8 to L-ARLD for a 208 unit apartment complex because it is not consistent with the area nor with the current Far North Plan of the City of Columbus. The highest adjacent density is 6.2 du/acre in the northern portion of the existing PUD zoning, with adjacent single-family on the west, east and south at lower levels. An increase of 230% density which will proportionately impact traffic, schools and sewers. There is only 1 access point to the development in an already congested portion of S. Old State and the planned widening of S. Old State will be a maximum-build project that won’t begin until 2015-2016 and does not taken into consideration this project’s impact; i.e., current infrastructure cannot handle the additional traffic that would accompany the proposed development. Further, open space is limited primarily to setbacks and central storm-water treatment areas.