Council approves rezoning application for storage facility

The Columbus City Council has approved a zoning change for the construction of a storage facility.

Envirosweeps LLC is requesting the city rezone 4.86 acres at 2850 N. State Road 9 from agriculture to community commercial.

The applicants have indicated they want to redevelop the site for self-storage and outdoor boat and RV storage.

Storage facilities, however, do not fall under community commercial zoning standards. Columbus Planning Director Jeff Bergman said Envirosweeps is obtaining approval from the Board of Zoning for the facility contingent upon zoning passed by the council.

A single-family residence to the north of the property was notified of the rezoning request, and the City Planning Commission asked that the applicant provide a buffer of 5-foot evergreen trees along the north property line.

The commission’s recommendation also includes a commitment to ensure viable means of waste disposal can be provided on site.

The council unanimously voted to approve the request on first reading Tuesday. It will be considered again on final reading at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Columbus City Hall council chambers.